The Buccaneers once again stood pat with their 76th overall pick and took running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn out of Vanderbilt. Vaughn joins safety Antoine Winfield Jr. as the Bucs two day two selections on Friday.


After spending his freshman and sophomore season at Illinois, Vaughn transferred to Vanderbilt where he put up back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons his junior and senior season. Last year, Vaughn rushed for 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns and had a career-best 28 receptions for 270 yards. His best rushing season came in 2018 where he rushed for 1,244 yards on just 157 carries. He hit paydirt on the ground 12 times and added two receiving touchdowns for the Commodores.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn College Career
 
Rush Rush Rush Rush Rece Rece Rece Rece Scri Scri
Year School Conf Class G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Yds TD
2015 Illinois Big Ten FR 11 157 723 4.6 6 16 119 7.4 0 842 6
2016 Illinois Big Ten SO 11 60 301 5.0 3 9 89 9.9 0 390 3
*2018 Vanderbilt SEC JR 12 157 1244 7.9 12 13 170 13.1 2 1414 14
2019 Vanderbilt SEC SR 12 198 1028 5.2 9 28 270 9.6 1 1298 10
Career Overall 572 3296 5.8 30 66 648 9.8 3 3944 33
Illinois 217 1024 4.7 9 25 208 8.3 0 1232 9
Vanderbilt 355 2272 6.4 21 41 440 10.7 3 2712 24
You can make the case that Zack Moss was a better choice at running back in this position. Nonetheless, the Bucs filled a position of need with Vaughn. He is not a three-down player and will likely fill a backup role. With Ronald Jones in the mix, Vaughn won’t be needed to carry a big load. He is a decent pass catcher and with a better opportunity and offensive line he could improve.
Overall, it’s a pick that fills a need. Zack Moss would have been better but this could also mean a larger role for Ronald Jones this season. Unless a trade happens, the Bucs are done for day two.
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– Ian Glendon is the Editor-In-Chief of Full Press Coverage and the Managing Editor of FPC Buccaneers. Like and follow on Twitter @iglen31 and FullPressNFL

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