Spotlight On Ke’Shawn Vaughn

August 20th, 2020

Running back/special teams ace T.J. Logan going down injured at practice today puts a little more spotlight on the Ke’Shawn Vaughn, the Bucs’ third-round pick.

So Joe asked Bucco Bruce Arians for an update on Vaughn’s progress, including on special teams.

“He’s learning the ropes, (chuckles),” Arians said. “He hasn’t played much special teams, but you know he’s tough. He can run. His pass protections, he’s learning a little bit about the size of these guys coming. He’s got great vision as a runner. That part of it, there’s no problem. It’s the rest of the playing football at this level he’s catching up to.”

Well, it sounds like Vaughn won’t be a special teams menace out of the gate, like many backup running backs are hoped to be. But Joe’s mostly interested in his ability pound the rock, and it sounds like Arians still feels good about that.

12 Responses to “Spotlight On Ke’Shawn Vaughn”

  1. Nick2 Says:

    He had the most runs over 60 yards of any SEC rusher his senior year. That tells me he can take it to the house in the NFL as well.

  2. Pewter Power Says:

    Dude may have a significant role on the team in the future but Not enough practice time to see any meaningful snaps first half of the season over shady, rojo or even dare Who played special teams.

  3. PSL Bob Says:

    Regardless of his running skills, if he can’t pass protect, he’s on the bench. I was looking at him being more of a check down guy because of his receiving skills. But, he’s got to be able to block to fill that role, otherwise when he’s in, the opposing defense will know he’s going to be the check down option and will cover him like a glove. Or worse yet, jump the route and get a pick 6. Don’t need that this year. Arians mentioning the size of on rushing LBs and DBs suggests he’s struggling a little with his blocking right now. Hopefully, he gets better quickly.

  4. Buczilla Says:

    Damn, Licht has got to hit on a running back someday right? I’m pretty sure that McCoy will be at least solid, but if either Rojo or Vaughn can break out this year, I will be esctatic.

  5. topdoggie Says:

    @Buczilla I thought for sure he hit big time on Doug Martin and then….

  6. hammerhead Says:

    topdoggie Says:
    August 20th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    @Buczilla I thought for sure he hit big time on Doug Martin and then….

    Why would you think that? Mark Dominik drafted Doug Martin.

  7. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Instead of hopelessly waiting for licht weight to find a good running back, The Buc’s should just find a “good” GM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Not nearly as worried about a swing route getting jumped for a pick six as in earlier seasons. Just sayin

  9. Clean House Says:

    Sick of hearing this constant crap from Bucs coaches

    Either draft a complete back r
    Or change to a college style offense

    You’re telling us that no colleges train any of these backs?
    I agree w one of the joes- use a blocking fullback

  10. Hodad Says:

    Backs are asked to do different things then they did in college. Don’t forget, no spring ball, and he was dinged up to start camp. Kid will be fine, give him some time.

  11. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Rookie RBs is the most successful position in the first year, however, this ain’t no ordinary year. I seriously doubt he takes snaps away from Rojo or McCoy – unless there is an injury.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Young RB that has the same all around skills with Shady McCoy teaching up. That’s happening all over the field with FHOF and that’s how you win SB.