The Raiders found their franchise running back last year with the selection of Josh Jacobs in round-one. Now, they’re on the hunt for another talented rusher once again, as they look for a “power-back” to work alongside Jacobs.
Vanderbilt’s Ke’Shawn Vaughn brings the thump, running with a down-hill style of attack. His skillset is the exact prototype the Raiders could’ve used last season when looking to pick up short yardage downs in crucial moments.
At the combine, Vaughn recorded a 4.51 40-yard dash to pair with his 32″ vertical jump and 117 broad jump. His results at the combine didn’t leave people with a jaw-dropping impression, but that’s not what Vaughn is all about — his style of play is much more.
His game is primarily focused on volume carries, where he can push the pile when needing to pick up musty-have downs. Vaughn is coming off back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons where he averaged 10.5 touchdowns per year. Expectations at the next level indicate Vaughn will contribute alongside other rushers, making him a quality option to carry the rock behind Jacobs.