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Vaughn needed a restart to get going in college. He spent his first 2 seasons at Illinois, choosing the Illini over offers from Notre Dame, Tennessee, West Virginia and Vanderbilt. But after a lackluster freshman campaign and a 2016 decrease in playing time, Vaughn transferred to Vandy.
He immediately became the Commodores’ lead ball-carrier, averaging 7.9 yards per rush over 157 carries after sitting out his transfer year. Incumbent Khari Blasingame -- now a FB with the Titans -- got the backfield receiving lead over him.
Vaughn took over 3-down duties as a senior, though, racking up 29 catches for 286 yards to go with a 198-1028-9 rushing line (5.2 per rush). Issues on the offensive line and a weak team overall (3-9) didn’t help.
Vaughn tested OK in pre-draft, posting a 74th-percentile speed score at 214 pounds. He entered the league a little bigger than Ronald Jones and slightly faster, with more college receiving production behind him. (Jones, though, has reportedly bulked up to 225.)
Vaughn arrives to an offense that shed 154 carries and 24 targets when it let Peyton Barber walk in free agency. Vaughn should easily beat Barber in explosiveness -- Barber is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry and 6.1 yards per catch career. But HC Bruce Arians praised Jones in that area in the middle of last season when he said Jones had earned the right to start.
Jones delivered more as a receiver than a runner last season. After Arians’ declaration, Jones averaged just 10 carries per game over the final 8 contests and actually saw his rushing share dip from 43% to 40%. But his target share climbed from 3.6% to 9.0%, and Jones finished the year with 10.0 yards per reception.
Pro Football Focus, however, graded him just 73rd among RBs in receiving and 119th in pass blocking. GM Jason Licht called Vaughn “capable of playing all three downs” after drafting him in…
|This player has no recorded injuries|