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Irish On Tap 2020 NFL Draft Preview: Donte Vaughn

Donte Vaughn could have some intrigue as a possible late-round draft pick or as an undrafted free agent.

At 6-foot-2, 212 lbs, cornerback Donte Vaughn is a tall, tough, and strong player that has some intrigue as a possible late-round pick or UDFA.

Despite dealing with injuries and struggles at times while at Notre Dame, Vaughn started in three of the team’s final seven games last season. He also appeared in all seven of those games.

Vaughn finished the 2019-20 season with 16 tackles and five PBU’s.

Without a lot of tape, no pro day, and no draft combine invite, it will be tough for Vaughn to prove that he can be a potential playmaker in the NFL. However, three teams did speak to Vaughn before the draft started — the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and Los Angeles Chargers.

Each of those teams could find a way to build and mold Vaughn into a solid defensive back, but will they take a chance on him?

Vaughn ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at a private workout in Tampa. Had he been invited to the combine, his 4.52 would have been faster than nine of the 29 cornerbacks that participated.

Vaughn, like many other college athletes, is suffering from the lack of a pro day. With that in mind, it’s tough to predict where he will end up. If the injuries subside, Donte Vaughn can be a solid late-round pick to work with for the future.


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