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Draft Scout Jason Verrett News
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
05/12/14 - Chargers hope Verrett is cover corner they need...The San Diego Chargers had many needs. The hope is they filled one of them with their first-round pick. Texas Christian cornerback Jason Verrett was the Chargers' top selection in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday, as they got busy shoring up a shoddy pass defense. "The things we wanted to add to this team were speed and playmakers and to the help the defense," Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said. "We think Jason is going to fit that to a 'T.'" "He's a cover corner that is quick, fast and tough, which are qualities we look for. And he is very, very instinctive on the football field." What Verrett isn't is big. He stands at under 5-foot-10, but that wasn't a problem when he was named All-Big 12 and the conference's co-defensive player of the year.
"Size doesn't matter to him," Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. "He is a physical football player and is very good in coverage." Verrett said at the NFL Scouting Combine that he was the best cornerback in the draft. Verrett, though, was the fourth cornerback selected. Still, the Chargers, who were at the bottom of every significant pass defense category last year, were thrilled to get him at No. 25 overall. "When we scouted him he check off all the boxes of what he could do and what we were looking for," Telesco said. - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 1/25 -- Jason Verrett, CB, 5-9, 189, Texas Christian...We get it -- he's short. But Verrett compensates for not reaching the 5-10 mark with fantastic leaping ability, fluid hips and a knack for competing when the ball is in the air. He might be more suited to play inside, but he'll get a chance there, and on the outside, during camp. The Chargers are desperate for help in the secondary and it appears Verrett can help right away. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/14 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 26/4. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU, 5-10, 189, 4.36, 1-2...Fluid, natural athlete with smooth transition on flip and aggressive approach mentally, physically. Has that rare ability to blanket even the quickest receiver. Selected first-team All-America on several lists, second team by Associated Press. Allowed LSU's nifty Odell Beckham Jr. (projected as first-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com) only one catch. Frankly: Verrett's startling physical ability and apparent toughness belies fact that he is still maturing and learning skills to cope both on and off the field. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com