Wednesday, May 23, 2012
On new Colts CB Cassius Vaughn
By Paul Kuharsky
The Indianapolis Colts traded fullback Chris Gronkowski to Denver for cornerback Cassius Vaughn.
I like this on two levels:
I am anti-fullback and pro tight end. You might be throwing when a tight end or two is on the field. You’re probably running if a fullback is out there. It’s too narrow a role.
On the depth chart, the Colts are incredibly thin at corner after Jerraud Powers.
Here’s what Scouts Inc. has to say about Vaughn.
Vaughn is a good-sized corner with above-average top end speed and adequate agility, acceleration and body control. He flashes good strength as a tackler but has a tendency to duck his head and lunge when tackling in space. He shows marginal foot speed and quickness in his pedal and will struggle trying to extend the cushion. He looks a bit tight in the hips when opening to turn and run. He needs work on route recognition and reading the quarterback's eyes from off coverage but will show decent burst to close once he gets realigned and drives on the ball.