The Old Coach

Vernon Broughton

Tim Verghese

Vernon Broughton

  • Position: DL
  • Measurables: 6’6 270lbs
  • School: Cy Ridge
  • James Lott Rating: 9.25
  • Status: Committed (Texas)

James Lott's Prospect Breakdown

Strengths: Exceptionally long frame with long arms and legs. Plays multiple positions along the
defensive front but excels at the DE position. Rare combination of size, length and athletic traits as
a pass rusher. Shows good reaction time off the ball and is up the field thanks to his twitch. Has
good upfield push and speed off the edge to push force offensive tackles into a retreat. Generates
pop through speed-to-power element. Very good flexibility throughout his hips, knees and ankles. Is
able to easily sink his hips and get around the corner. Possesses good hip movement and shoulder
turn to slip around the corner on offensive tackles. Shows good forward lean with his pass rush
and keeps his momentum downhill. Once he disengages from offensive lineman uses long strides
to chase down backside plays. Hand usage is improving.

Bottom Line: Broughton currently attends Cypress Ridge high school after being at Spring Woods for the first two years of his high school career. At Cy Ridge, he was a first-team all-district selection as a junior. Two-sport athlete (Basketball and Football) Widely regarded as one of the top defensive linemen in the country. The Opening Finals Invitee


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