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Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn Selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Vaughn goes to the Bucs with the 76th pick.

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Ke’Shawn Vaughn is off the board.

The former Vanderbilt Commodores running back was selected with the 76th selection of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Vaughn goes to the NFL after two excellent years at Vanderbilt, where he rushed for 2272 yards on 355 carries, an average of 6.4 yards per carry, and scored 21 touchdowns.

Vaughn’s usage in the 2018 season was the source of much debate, but he still ran for 1244 yards. In 2019, with Kyle Shurmur gone, Vaughn carried most of the offense, getting 198 carries and also catching 28 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown.

Now on to the Tampa Bay side of things. The Buccaneers selected Ronald Jones in the second round of the 2018 draft, and last season he carried the ball 172 times for 724 yards. But the Bucs also lost Peyton Barber to free agency in the offseason, so there’s room for a second back to get carries alongside Jones. No I’m not going to mention who the Bucs’ quarterback is.

We wish Ke’Shawn luck as he starts his NFL career.