Meatoga is a slightly undersized interior defensive lineman who has strong skills and technique to play either a 3 technique or possibly even defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. He has a motor that doesn't stop and has strength to bull through blockers. He is active at the point of attack with his hands and displays an array of moves. Meatoga is active against the run. He doesn't have a ton of pass-rush value but should be selected near the fifth round.
Meatoga is quick off the line of scrimmage and uses his eyes to pick his spots and get into the backfield to disrupt plays. He is active when fighting one-on-one. Once he gets a lane, Vaughn can explode toward the quarterback and make a play. He is an all-around athlete at the position who is polished in many aspects of his game.
Meatoga is a bit undersized and has trouble getting through blocks when linemen get their hands on him early. He can be inconsistent at times and will get stalled by linemen or disappear for stretches. If he gets engaged quickly he has a tough time recovering.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.