STRENGTHS - Vaughn possesses a great combination of size and fluidity. He shows the ability to match-up in coverage and flip his hips with ease when needing to turn and run. He does a nice job of reading his keys and being an effective tackler when he uses proper technique. His ability to react quickly gives him added range to play sideline to sideline when playing against the run. He is a punishing tackler that shows the ability to separate the ball from the ball carrier.
WEAKNESSES - Although he shows good strength he does struggle to hold his ground at the point of attack because he will get high and allow blockers into his body. Needs to use his hands better to be able to to disengage and make plays on the ball. HE does not show great ball awareness and rarely in effective in picking passes off, even when in good position. He does not show any explosiveness or even the straight line speed to match up one on one in deep coverage.
SUMMARY - Vaughn Telemaque has been a four year starter for his this Hurricane Defense after missing his freshman season due to injury and gaining a medical red shirt. He has shown good all around athletic skills but lacks the consistency of the great safety tradition at the U. He can be a very effective player against the run which will make him a better SS at the next level. He has a solid frame and the range to make plays all over the field but does struggle with man coverage due to average speed and an overaggressive nature that allows receivers to get behind him. In zone he to often allows the receiver to catch the ball in front of him and then making the tackle. Overall Vaughn is a solid pick up after the draft and should spend some quality time in a training camp. He could find a spot on a roster as a special teamer but seems to be better suited for a practice squad spot.