Vernon Broughton
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Vernon Broughton
Height
6-4
Weight
292
College
Texas
Position
DL
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Houston, TX
67.0/100
Player Rating
66
PositionRank (DL)
4.9
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
7
Sol tackles
5

Vernon Broughton DL Texas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Vernon Broughton DL Texas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.90 seconds (61%*)
Overall Rank: #573 Position Rank: #66 (DL)
Height: 6-4 (65%*)
Weight: 292 (60%*)
Weight: 292 (60%*)
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.90 seconds (61%*)
Overall Rank: #573 Position Rank: #66 (DL)
Height: 6-4 (65%*) Weight: 292 (60%*)
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 67.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
76%
Pass Rush:
68%
Run Defense:
59%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #66
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 449
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 92 Stars 247 RATING: 92/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Vernon Broughton from Cypress Ridge High High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Broughton joined Texas after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Broughton saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 47 snaps for the Longhorns. He recorded only one tackle, no assists, while adding one stop.

As a sophomore for the Longhorns in 2021 Broughton played in 12 games and took part in 179 snaps for the Longhorns. He recorded only 4 tackles, one assist, while adding 3 stops.

In 2022 as a junior Broughton played in 11 games and contributed on 223 snaps. He recorded only 6 tackles, one assist while making 5 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 12 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Broughton has violent hands and the long arms to ward off blockers. He plays with a good pad level and can win with power as a bull rusher.
  • He has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
  • Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
  • Agile run-stopper at end, extends to grab backs from the backside and possesses foot quickness and hustle to chase plays downfield. or to the sideline.
  • Quick off the snap in the pass rush, Broughton has violent hands and a good feel for working inside counter moves.
  • He could be molded to fit as a three-technique, five-technique, or edge rusher at the next level. Broughton has the ability to thrive as a versatile pass rusher as well as a run stuffer.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Broughton is powerful but lacks the flexibility to consistently bend the edge, and Broughton lacks the kind of twitchy overall athleticism to develop into an elite pass rusher.
  • He’s heavy-footed and lacks any kind of dynamic athleticism in his lower body.
  • While he’s a decent lateral mover, he doesn’t show great closing speed when he has to chase in pursuit.
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How other scouting services rate Vernon Broughton (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
473.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
115.0