Posted: 4/29/2020 5:45 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn feels like being drafted by the Bucs was a best-case scenario. 'To be in this situation where you have Tom Brady as your quarterback, who loves throwing check-down routes ... I feel like that's the best opportunity that I could ask for,' Vaughn said. Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he thinks Vaughn is capable of being a three-down back. 'If you have a guy who can do multiple things, it makes him even more valuable to your team. We'll see how it goes. We have to get him here, and we'll get him in the mix, and we'll see how it all shakes out,' Licht said of his new running back. Vaughn believes he has home-run ability out of the backfield as both a runner and a pass-catcher.
Huddle Up: We've seen Brady utilize the running back position with success for years; will Vaughn be the next back to be counted on? He'll get every opportunity to contribute, but shouldn't be counted on as more than a RB5 in PPR formats at this time.
Posted: 4/29/2020 5:28 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn said he is very comfortable in pass blocking. 'Now that I have Tom Brady as my quarterback, I know that I have to be even more serious about getting that done and taking that more seriously -- knowing who I have on certain plays, making sure my technique is good at all times because that man that's throwing the ball -- we need him at all times,' Vaughn said. General manager Jason Licht said Vaughn has good speed, can catch the ball and is good in space. Licht and head coach Bruce Arians were clear heading into the NFL Draft that they wanted a running back who could catch passes and fit in with their current backfield.
Huddle Up: Vaughn will have an opportunity to carve out time in the Bucs backfield; the fact he is taking pass-blocking seriously already will only help his chances with the coaching staff and earning Brady's respect. In PPR formats, he's worth a look later in your fantasy football draft as a RB5 or so, with upside, but this projects to be a committee approach.