Jason Verrett Scouting Report

JASON VERRETT – CB – TCU

Jason Verrett

Strengths:

Physical corner who loves to get his hands on receivers and disrupt their routes. A good athlete who displays good speed and leaping abilities to make up for his shorter stature. Constantly stays step for step with receivers in man coverage. Displays good ball skills when coming downhill and disrupts a lot of passes. Shows great awareness in zone and anticipates routes well in man coverage, allowing him to get a jump on the receivers route. Excellent tackler showing the ability to wrap up and consistently bring the ball-carrier down.

Weaknesses:

Lacks size as he’ll likely measure under 5’10 and is rather thin. Despite aggressive attitude sometimes bigger receivers can push him away or box him out so he’ll always start with a disadvantage. Slow to locate the football when asked to turn and run. Can be a little too aggressive at times and make excessive contact with receivers leading to penalties. Gets high in his backpedal at times and will get sloppy when asked to click and close leading to wasted steps. Can have some difficulty shedding blocks of bigger receivers.

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Athleticism: 3.5
Instincts: 4.0
Man Coverage: 4.0
Zone Coverage: 4.0
Run Support: 3.5
Ball Skills: 2.5
Intangibles: 4.0

Verdict: Love him

Verrett may be undersized but I love that he is so aggressive. He’s one of the best run defending corners in this class and hes listed under 180 lbs. That tells you something about his attitude and I never bet against these guys. He does have minor flaws in his technique and I’d like to see him play receivers down-field better but those things can be coached. He’s worth a late 1st to early 2nd in my opinion.

Grade: 2nd Round

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