To this point, NFL Draft experts have pretty much unanimously guessed that the Dallas Cowboys would address their struggling offensive line in the first round of April’s Draft. But the latest by ESPN’s Todd McShay has them going with a safety at No. 18, in Kenny Vaccaro of the University of Texas.
“Vaccaro ran the 40 in just 4.63 seconds at the combine, but other than that it’s hard to find a significant concern about his game,” McShay wrote, via the Dallas Morning News. “He is fluid in coverage, can drop down over slot receivers, and is physical and aggressive in run support. All that makes him a safe pick, despite that 40 time.
“I’ve seen enough on tape to believe Vaccaro can be a top-tier starter in the NFL.”
Dallas does seem highly interested in Vaccaro. Two scouts attended Texas’ Pro Day on Tuesday and receivers coach Jerome Henderson had a private workout with him in Austin before that. Vaccaro will also have a pre-draft visit with the safety.
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