Pros: Very instinctive player. Has the ability to deliver a big hit from any position. Though he is capable of making highlight plays, he also possesses the ability to tackle with form on a consistent basis. Rarely gets caught off guard; is always able to adjust as the play develops. In coverage, Vacarro shows an ability to stick to the receiver/ tight end across the field. When his assigned receiver catches the ball, Vacarro makes sure he pays the price. Not quite a ballhawk, but is able to make plays on the ball. Has stayed relatively healthy despite aggressive style. Last but not least, has a great playing speed which is helped by his instincts and feel for the game.
Cons: Sometimes, albeit rarely, gets carried away trying to deliver a big hit from an unfavorable position, leading to bad missed tackles. Would have several more interceptions if he turned his head around more to react to the ball. Not the fastest safety you'll see in terms of 40 time, which is probably around 4.45. Sometimes leaves his assignment too much to try and attack the ball. Needs to trust the ability of teammates more.
Nfl Comparison: Troy Polamalu
Fit for the Colts: Can fill the role of enforcer that this team desperately lacks. If the opponent isn't intimidated at all, he will make more plays against you. With NFL level coaching, Vacarro can improve on his inconsistencies and discipline in coverage. However, the reason why Vacarro will be taken in the first round is his outstanding instincts, which allow him to make plays beyond the X's and O's to affect the outcome of the game. If he drops to us at 24, I think Grigson would pull the trigger on him as the BPA.
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