Written by Mario Clavel on September 6, 2013
Back in May, I compared TCU corner Jason Verrett to former Huskie Desmond Trufant after getting my first look at the 1st team All-Big 12 corner. While today I would backpedal a bit from that statement (I like Verrett much more than I liked Trufant), I still have a few concerns about his game that prevent me from grading him as a first round player, which appears to be the consensus among draft analysts.
I don’t doubt that Verrett possesses the physical traits (minus size) to succeed as a cornerback in the NFL: athleticism, foot quickness, closing burst and aggressiveness to attack receivers out of their breaks are all things that stand out while watching him. That’s why he’s at his best when able to play flat-footed a few yards from the line of scrimmage, keeping the action in front of him and enabling him to gamble and (read more…)