5’10” – 176 lbs. – 4.50e
2011: 40 – 1.5 – 0, 4 PD, 1 INT
2012: 63 – 5.0 – 0.0, 16 PD, 6 INT, 1 BK
Spent his freshman season in junior college, then took over as a starting cornerback at Texas Christian for ten games of his sophomore season, earning an honorable-mention All-MWC selection. Started all thirteen games as a junior, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors.
• Productive, decorated three-year starter for a major college program.
• Possesses loose hips and looks fluid when changing directions.
• Impressive ability to plant and drive or recover on crossing routes.
• Excellent ball skills allow him to get his hands on plenty of throws.
• Soft hands, comes down with interceptions when given the chance.
• Very aggressive tackler who exhibits sound fundamental technique.
• Frequently asked to line up in press coverage, something he does well.
• Equally proficient in defending sideline and crossing routes.
• Hasn’t recorded a sack but is employed as a blitzer and looks effective.
• Looks very comfortable with man coverage responsibilities.
• A little bit smaller than you’d prefer from a boundary cornerback.
• Susceptible to allowing separation on double-moves down the field.
• Doesn’t do too much backpedaling, more often in “shuffle” coverage.
• May ultimately have to slide inside to the nickel position in the pros.
• Occasionally gets a little bit too physical and commits penalties.
Verrett isn’t an ideal physical specimen, but he possesses outstanding instincts, anticipation, pattern-recognition, and ball skills, with highly consistent tape despite being given some difficult man-coverage responsibilities by Gary Patterson. His height, bulk, and speed may need to be confirmed at the Combine in order to secure a spot in the first round, but for now there are almost no flaws in his game other than his susceptibility to double-moves. Verrett projects as a quality boundary cornerback with the potential to slide into the slot situationally. RD 1