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Kenny Vaccaro may be a target of the Dolphins at No. 12

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Most mock drafts — including our own — have Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro going off the board somewhere in the high teens or low twenties. But Vaccaro’s draft stock may be rising a little higher than that.

The Dolphins, owners of the No. 12 overall pick, have scheduled a visit with Vaccaro, ESPN.com reports.

An All-American at Texas as a senior, Vaccaro is considered by just about everyone to be the best safety in this year’s draft. He’s considered a versatile player who plays well against the run near the line of scrimmage and is strong in coverage.

The Dolphins’ starting safeties at the moment are Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons. Vaccaro is a player with the talent to start as a rookie. Perhaps in Miami.

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25 Responses to “Kenny Vaccaro may be a target of the Dolphins at No. 12”
  1. trippletlane says: Apr 6, 2013 7:00 PM

    We need a te in the first cause Green Bay will scoop it up

  2. thraiderskin says: Apr 6, 2013 7:02 PM

    That would be a very good pick. personally, seeing how DTs are plentiful in this years draft, I would like to see my Raiders trade back, take this guy (Vaccaro), then use their second day pick(perhaps picks) on DT/O-line. I totaly realize this will probably not happen, but it would be awesome.

  3. steelernationisuperiortothelowlyplebsofthenfllolol says: Apr 6, 2013 7:02 PM

    Rams

  4. perfect1972 says: Apr 6, 2013 7:06 PM

    Great Choice!

  5. hpeters77 says: Apr 6, 2013 7:11 PM

    Hope he makes it to 15 so the saints can snag him

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 6, 2013 7:20 PM

    Kind of hoping he would hang around until #18 when Dallas goes on the board. They have needed a Free safety for years and Vaccaro could be the answer.

    The Dolphins interest doesn’t neccesarily mean they pick him. Mocks have the dolphins addressing their offensive line (Warmack) and maybe a DE (Ansah).

  7. finscanes says: Apr 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Top 3 safeties TODAY:
    1. Eric Weddle
    2. Earl Thomas
    3. Reshad Jones

    Adding Vacarro would be a luxury, I’m all for it if we trade down. But since he has the flexibility to play nickel corner which is a concern for us, then maybe pick 12 isn’t such a reach for this guy.

  8. ravenmuscle says: Apr 6, 2013 7:35 PM

    The Ravens will trade up and grab him.

  9. MichaelWrites says: Apr 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    Whoever grabs this guy can tell the 49ers “we’ve got more tattoos than Kaepernick.”

  10. MichaelWrites says: Apr 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    …my previous comment is further evidence of why PFT should discountinue the comments feature, Your Honor…

  11. jtchernak says: Apr 6, 2013 7:40 PM

    @finscanes
    This isn’t your average everyday stupid. This is advanced stupid

  12. EJ says: Apr 6, 2013 8:10 PM

    finscanes says: Apr 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Top 3 safeties TODAY:
    1. Eric Weddle
    2. Earl Thomas
    3. Reshad Jones

    I am pretty sure you are missing one:
    -Jairus Byrd-

    It goes:
    1. Jairus Byrd
    2. Eric Weddle
    3. Earl Thomas

  13. Obama's Ballsack says: Apr 6, 2013 8:30 PM

    Jairus Byrd should be in the top 3.

  14. andymannfl says: Apr 6, 2013 8:31 PM

    Pretty doubtful considering Clemons and Jones make up a very good safety duo and #12 is a good spot to address glaring areas of need such as O-line.

  15. laserrocketarm12 says: Apr 6, 2013 8:37 PM

    With Miami playing the Pats, and with those two beastly tight ends, twice a season, you’d need someone who can cover them and hit them if necessary.

    That’s why Buffalo took Gilmore 10th overall last year… this pick would make as much sense.

  16. 69finfan says: Apr 6, 2013 8:40 PM

    Sounds good to me. Maybe he can play some corner.

  17. jerrygray721 says: Apr 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    after what the fins have done in f/a I think this could be a great pic. the kid has a lot of upside I for one would not complain if Miami drafted this guy @ # 12 he’s worth taking that chance and would add another play maker to the team

  18. wannstache says: Apr 6, 2013 9:15 PM

    Can he play corner? Otherwise it would be wise to pick a n LT, TE or a 2nd pass rusher. Safety is the least of our problems.

  19. dalucks says: Apr 6, 2013 9:55 PM

    Sounds about right. I think Earl Thomas was the 12th pick for the Seahawks a few years ago. He was also a safety for Texas.

  20. greatestgamensports says: Apr 6, 2013 9:56 PM

    Well I hope not but if they don’t he will prob go to the saints, but I’m hoping he still there at 18 for the boys to pick up but seriously doubt it and really they need to draft OL in first round and hopefully Elam or reid will be there n the second for the boys…

  21. dolphins4 says: Apr 6, 2013 11:10 PM

    I’d like to see the Dolphins draft the corner out of Florida State or a top offensive tackle at 12.

  22. RexCanCoach says: Apr 7, 2013 7:42 AM

    Mr. Vaccaro, welcome to the NY Jets at #9!

  23. kgun80 says: Apr 7, 2013 9:13 AM

    Thank you EJ

  24. igotgamenj says: Apr 7, 2013 11:08 AM

    Miami might trade up to pick up one of the top 3 offencive tackle’s..Miami’s Biggest Need

  25. alexmasarek says: Apr 8, 2013 9:10 PM

    It is no secret that Miami needs help in the secondary, drafting Kenny Vaccaro with the twelfth pick and using one of their second rounders on a CB (Hopefully Desmond Trufant is available), two players who can start and make an impact from day one, would drastically improve the teams most glaring need. That being said, if Lane Johnson is available with the twelfth pick I don’t see them passing him up. Jonathan Martin, Lane Johnson and Mike Pouncey would form a formidable tandem for years to come.

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