so for all you people who dislike Kenny V. can you explain why he has been rated as the top saftey in the draft for almost a year?....
He's from a big school, performed well when placed close to the line of scrimmage and in man coverage or press situations. He's very aggressive and plays man coverage well. He's got ok speed and good hip fluidity when turning his hips. (look no further then his 20 yard shuffle at the combine for that) He's also given a bump because he has NFL bloodlines as his father played Professional football for 7 seasons out of Texas State.
That's the good part, the bad part is that he struggles as a deep defender, struggles in zone coverage and defending the seam. He's also prone to taking bad angles and going to far up field when helping on defense. His speed and athleticism are ok, not great. He lacks top end speed which hurts him when trying to catch up to a play or playing help defense on busted runs. He's not very fundamentally sound and that shows in his backpedal and zone coverage skills, not a natural smart instinctive player - which shows up in his angles, zone coverage skills and his over aggressiveness causes him to bite too much on play action plays.
He's got a 2nd/3rd round grade from the NFL.com/Draft site.
Where as Cyprien (who I think is the best safety in the class) Has a thick build and plays smart, instinctive and aggressive . Also shows a knack for being bit up into play action plays but plays well in zone defense. He also takes much better angles on outside plays then Vaccaro. Same thing though, as far as weakness go. He lacks elite speed and athleticism to be a one deep safety.
Where he ends up will be determined on how well he performs at his pro day because of the hamstring injury at the combine. With a good showing he'll pass Vaccaro as the number 1 rated safety in the draft.