Pre-combine: 3 RBs Tennessee Titans should target in 2020 NFL Draft
By John Lowell
Day 3 — Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn won’t blow you away on paper. He’s not the statistical overachiever for which Titans general manager Jon Robinson typically looks, but, he reminds me of a slightly less physically gifted Demarco Murray.
Vaughn stands at 5-foot-10 inches tall and weighs in at 218 pounds. He finished his senior year with 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground while adding 29 receptions for 286 yards and one touchdown through the air.
So, what would he bring the Titans? A competitive edge, griminess, and a real knack for the zone running scheme which the Titans love. He shows above-average vision on stretch plays and excels when he can hit a cutback lane.
When healthy, the Tennessee Titans’ offensive line proved to be good at shifting the line of scrimmage and then sealing defenders on the edge all year. This bodes well for Vaughn staying in Nashville.
The kid would fit right in. He’s a running back with SEC (southeastern conference) pedigree, and while his numbers won’t blow you away, he would be a great scheme fit. He looks to have the big-boy speed necessary to pull away from second-level defenders.
Time will tell — his forty-yard-dash time that is.