Ke’Shawn Vaughn is another player that could step up in Ogunbowale’s absence. This should just go to show how important the latter was for the Bucs in 2020.
Vaughn has experienced a roller coaster during training camp, but it appears as though his spot should be safe for now. The Bucs invested a third-round pick in the Vanderbilt power back, yet it still seemed like his job was in jeopardy.
It is incredibly unlikely that Vaughn will play any substantial role in running the ball in 2020 with Ronald Jones, Leonard Fournette, and LeSean McCoy on the roster. Even with his role as a runner diminished for the season, Vaughn could see numerous special teams reps.
There is a decent chance that Vaughn has stayed on due to his draft status, but now he will receive an opportunity to prove that he deserves a spot on the team. Special teams will be one of Vaughn’s best ways to make this impact with the roster in its current state.
It is also improbable, but Vaughn may even get a shot at kick returner if a handful of injuries occur to the top choices. Vaughn has great speed and could be an under-the-radar option if he is needed.