The Bengals never draft safeties, but with Vaccaro still on the board at 21, they scoop up the former Longhorns star. Vaccaro didn’t leave Indianapolis with the “Top 10” label I think a lot of pundits expected he would, but he still had a great week.
He’s the versatile kind of defensive back NFL teams crave—capable of covering slot receivers, big No. 1’s and tight ends. He can play free or strong safety at the next level and he’s like a missile when sent on a blitz. Mike Zimmer worked miracles with a mediocre secondary last season. 2012 first rounder Dre Kirkpatrick should be ready to go come opening day. Vaccaro is a wonderful complement in the middle. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) Courtesy of FOXSports.com The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.