Here's ESPN Insider's info on him for an FYI ....
6-0, 214 lbs
ConferenceBig 12Overall Football Traits
2009: (13/0)-19 -0-0 2010: (12/6)56-8-1 2011: (13/13)-82-8-2 2012: (13/13)-107-5-2 Career: 16TFL, 2sacks, 4 FF, 1FR, 2 Blocked Kicks, 14 ST tackles (all from 2009 and 2010 seasons)
A notch below elite like 2004 fifth overall pick Sean Taylor but still an excellent blend of height weight and top-end speed.
Started 32 of the 51 games he appeared in during his college career but knee injury ended senior season in high school.
Pronounced: vuh-KAR-oh. Shared Team Captain Award with Alex Okafor and was a named a game captain in 10 of 12 regular-season games in 2012. Captured school's Mike Campbell Defensive MVP and George `Hook' McCullough Team MVP Awards in 2012. Shared the team's Clyde Littlefield Most Spirited Defensive Player Award with Desmond Jackson and Alex Okafor in 2012. Earned Texas' Joseph W. Moore Tenacity Award for Defense in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Earned Texas' Frank Denius Most Valuable Special Teams Player award in 2010. Enrolled at Texans in January of 2009 so he could participate in spring drills that year. Played six different positions in high school. Uncle, A.J. Johnson, played in the NFL with the Washington Redskins (1989-94), helping Washington to a victory in Super Bowl XXVI, and San Diego Chargers (1995). Became a father in early 2012. Arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after being involved in a fight with another student during a pick-up basketball game at a campus gymnasium in fall of 2009. Arrested along with former player Eryon Barnett on a charge of failure to obey after allegedly refusing to leave a pizza parlor in May of 2012. Charges were later dropped.Safety Specific Traits
Reads quarterback's eyes and shows good awareness when given deep zone responsibilities. Disciplined. Rarely takes the cheese in underneath zone coverage and rarely gets caught out of position biting on play action. Flashes above average route recognition and the ability to jump underneath routes when lines up over the slot. Instinctive pass rusher that finds seams in pass protections.
Cover Skills 1
Versatile and doesn't have many limitations. Quick-twitch athlete that can stay with most slot receivers in man coverage. Fluid and smooth for a safety with his size. Good balance and body control transitioning out of breaks. Stays low in backpedal for the most part. Explodes off back foot and closes well when facing the ball. Can turn and run with tight ends and most slot receivers. Has a second gear and above average recovery speed. Covers a lot of ground and has enough range/length to play a centerfielder-type role. Can be more physical and fundamentally sound in press coverage. Also an effective pass rusher that closes well and flashes the ability to run through blocks in the backfield.
Ball Skills 2
Doesn't have elite ball skills and five interceptions over the past three seasons doesn't suggest ball hawk but has the potential to develop into a playmaker. Has the instincts and range to get into position to make a play. Takes sound angles to the point and can high point the ball. Aggressive and can come up with 50-50 balls. Flashes the ability to turn, locate and play the ball when back is initially to the quarterback.
Run Support 2
Plays with an edge. Can get caught up in the wash when lines up in the box but strong for size and flashes a violent punch when taking on blockers. Aggressive and fills hard when lines up deep. Has the length and body control to provide a reliable last line of defense and make plays in the open field when plays under control. Flashes the ability to deliver the big hit but doesn't always break down and can whiff. Angles are a touch inconsistent and caught out of position occasionally.http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft/pl ... ny-vaccaro