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Jason Verrett NFL Draft 2014: Grading Chargers' First-Round Pick

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Team Stream NowB/R VideoNovember 19, 2016

Jason Verrett, the talented former TCU cornerback, was drafted 25th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Verrett was a dominant force in college, and his physical tools were too much for the Chargers to pass up. 

The former Horned Frog established himself as a lockdown corner during his college career, being named a First Team All-American last season. He displayed the kind of big-play potential teams love to see, both on defense and returning kicks and punts. 

Verrett has blazing speed and great agility, and is capable of covering the vast majority of receivers. He's got a nose for the ball, and has the hands to make highlight reel plays on defense. He's sharp in run coverage, and established himself as a dynamic force returning kicks and punts, and on special teams in general. 

However, Verrett does have some risk, most of which is associated with his size. He's small for a modern NFL corner, and can get knocked around a bit by bigger wideouts and tight ends. His tackling technique is still raw, and his cover technique is still very much a work in progress.

Will Verrett's skills translate to the pros? Or will his lack of size be exploited by the bigger, stronger wideouts of the NFL? Watch as our draft experts discuss the corner's ceiling, and what he brings to the league as a rookie.

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