Data Scout Notes: **2013: (+) Coming off Nov 2013 Shoulder INJ...Co-DPOYC/WCamp1st/1stC/1stM...P1stM/PWCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott/DS#1PSTeamProspect-DBrugler/TSX-PTW...(+) Coming off 2012 end of season knee surgery...2012: 1stC/WCamp2nd/HMC-DPOY/AP3rd/1stM...2011: HMC
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Draft Scout Jason Verrett News
08/22/14 - CB Jason Verrett, the team's top pick, is expected to play in his first preseason game on Sunday. He had been slowed by a mending shoulder.
08/13/14 - CB Jason Verrett, the team's top pick, continues to practice while wearing a red jersey to avoid contact on his mending shoulder. He probably won't go on Friday.
08/05/14 - CB Jason Verrett is practicing but while wearing a red jersey to signify he's hands-off because of a mending shoulder. He won't go on Thursday.
05/12/14 - Chargers hope Verrett is cover corner they need...McCoy wouldn't pin down where Verrett will play, saying that would be determined in training camp. And the Chargers are optimistic Verrett will be ready, after undergoing an offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum. The Chargers could have been torn as well in deciding whether to draft a cornerback, nose tackle or receiver. But Verrett has been on the radar since the combine, and they weren't going to trade down -- it was an option -- with him on the board. "With his toughness and the way he flies around -- maybe it's his hair and style -- but he looks like (ex-NFL safety) Bob Sanders," Telesco said. "That stuff is contagious." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - Chargers hope Verrett is cover corner they need...Verrett, who got his first collegiate interception at Qualcomm Stadium when playing against San Diego State during his sophomore year, started all 11 games last year. He finished with 39 tackles, two interceptions, 14 passes defensed and a sack. Many of those games were against taller receivers. But Telesco was adamant that Verrett measured out well against lanky pass-catchers. "He has played in a big-time conference against a lot of really good receivers and quarterbacks and it was never an issue," Telesco said. "It's the way he plays: his leverage, his vertical jump. It really hasn't been an issue with bigger receivers."
Verrett has heard the detractors before. But it's his approach, he said, that allows him to compensate. "It's just moving my feet and playing a lot smarter," the 178-pound Verrett said. "I played a lot of guys that were 6-2, 6-3 and I didn't really try to get my hands on them too much. But then when the ball was in the air, that was when I tried to get competitive." The speculation is that Verrett is better suited to defend inside receivers. But he said that's not necessarily the case. "I feel like I showed the versatility at the college level that I can play on slot or on the outside," Verrett said. "I just want to carry that over to the next level." - The Sports Xchange