Deuce Vaughn NFL Draft

Deuce Vaughn

  • RB Kansas State
  • Junior
  • #299
  • 5'6"
  • 172lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big 12

Prospect Summary

Deuce Vaughn 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • 2021 Consensus First Team All-American 
  • Doak Walker Award Semi-Finalist 


  • Scheme tendencies: Multiple 
  • 2022 projected role: Starting RB; Special teams return man 

Pros:  Deuce Vaughn is a running back that is small in stature but makes up for it with his natural instincts for playing the running back position. When Vaughn is running the football, he does a good job of identifying creases in the defense and getting through the holes to get yardage. When he is through the holes, Vaughn shows to have good acceleration and can run past defenders on the way to the end zone. Vaughn also shows that he can catch the ball out of the backfield and be utilized as a weapon in the passing game. Once Vaughn catches the pass, he can make the first defender miss and get good yardage after the catch. 

Cons: Deuce Vaughn’s deficiencies simply come from his lack of size. Vaughn is a smaller back that has to rely on being an elusive player because he just doesn’t have the size or power to run through defenders and make them pay physically by running through them. The size issue also shows in pass protection. In pass pro, Vaughn can correctly identify the right defender to pick up but he just doesn’t have enough weight behind him to stop the defenders. On multiple occasions in pass protection, Vaughn would step up to pick up his assignment and the defender would run through his block. Vaughn is a productive college running back that should be put in positions where his size is an asset and not in situations where size usually tends to win out.

Deuce Vaughn NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez