In an NFL Draft full of compelling storylines, there was on in particular that hit close to him for Calallen residents.
Actually, right at home.
Calallen alumnus and West Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Vaughan signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect was noted for his size by NFL talent evaluators. According to NFL.com's Nolan Nawrocki, other strengths of Vaughan include intelligence, leadership qualities and intangibles, competitiveness, toughness and durability.
In 2013, Vaughan set the WTAMU records for passing yards (5,401) and touchdowns (53) in a single season. He led Division II in those categories.
Knocks against Vaughan, according to Nawrocki, include small hands, average mobility, and level of competition.
In his bottom line, Nawrocki described the former Wildcat as “a developmental, dink-and-dunk pocket passer with intriguing intangibles and leadership qualities sought for a supportive backup or No. 3 role.”