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Vaughn Meatoga

Vaughn Meatoga - #95 - DT

Height: 6-1 1/8
Weight: 294
Speed: 5.01
Arm: 33
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 78 1/2
Birthdate: 08/19/1989
Hometown: Kalaheo, HI
Grade: 5.13

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/05/2012 Hawaii Pro Day 6-1 1/4 292 9 3/8 32 3/4 79 1/8 9'2" 31
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 1/8 294 9 1/2 33 78 1/2 4.98 27 9'0" 30 4.25 7.11
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-1 1/8 299 9 3/8 33 78 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 1/8 291 9 3/4 32 7/8 78 1/2 5.00

 

Notes:

Last name is pronounced “may-ah-TUNG-gah.” The Hawaii prep redshirted in 2007. Appeared in all 14 games in ’08, making two starts at left defensive tackle, and recorded 10 tackles, 2 1⁄2 tackles for loss and 1 1⁄2 sacks. Played in 11 contests, starting eight at the DLT spot, and registered 15-2 1⁄2-1 in ’09. Missed two games with an ankle injury. Posted 32-2 1⁄2-1 with one forced fumble in ’10, making 12 starts at left defensive tackle and two at right defensive end. Made all 13 starts at DLT spot and logged 38-4-3 with one forced fumble in ’11. Team captain.

Positives:

Moves very well for his size and plays with balance. Surprising foot athlete, indicated by Combine times in the 40, 10-yard split (1.66 seconds), short shuttle (4.25) and 3-cone drill (7.11). Competes in the trenches. Locates the ball. Functionally strong at the point of attack. Plays with leverage and works to disengage — flashes hand strength to tug off blocks. Works at his craft — motivated film junkie who puts the time in to improve. Solid personal and football character. Smart.

Negatives:

Average length. Does not play as suddenly or explosively as workout numbers suggest (not a playmaker). Needs to improve hand use. Thick, stiff hips. Cannot range very far and struggles to adjust. Not very creative or powerful as a pass rusher (limited third-down utility). Played in rotation (average production).

Summary:

Adequate-sized, competitive, functionally strong defensive tackle who nearly quit football after the death of his mother in 2007. Could compete for a roster spot as a depth player in a 4-3 alignment.


Vaughn Meatoga's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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