Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vaccaro could be first pick for Rams

Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro breaks through TCU's protection
to sack the quarterback on a blitz. (AP Photo)

As much as the Rams need help on offense in the NFL draft, it’s safety first when it comes to the defense. With that in mind, can the Rams afford to pass if they’re staring at safety Kenny Vaccaro of Texas when they pick at No. 16?

Not that he’s going to make anyone forget Ronnie Lott, or even his Longhorns predecessor — Earl Thomas — but Vaccaro is widely regarded as the best safety in the draft.

There are some who think Vaccaro won’t even be there at 16. Even though he doesn’t have top-end speed, Vaccaro does everything pretty well whether it’s force fumbles, make tackles for loss or cover receivers. He has even covered West Virginia wide receiver phenom Tavon Austin in the slot.

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