Thursday, April 24, 2014

Former TCU Stand out DB, Jason Verrett, very high on the Broncos Draft Board

Jason Verrett high on Denver Broncos’ NFL Draft list for Mel Kiper Jr.

Contributions By Troy E. Renck
+The Denver Post
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Mel Kiper Jr.’s rapid-fire conference call featured 80 writers and questions about every team on Wednesday. I elbowed my way in with the help of the +ESPN PR folks, asking Kiper who he thought would fit the Broncos at the 31st pick in the first round.

He believes +TCU cornerback Jason Verrett could be the selection, given the +Denver Broncos’ lacking depth in the secondary. At 5-foot-9, 189 pounds, he might not fit the Broncos’ profile. They are leaning toward bigger corners. Kyle Fuller, at 6-foot, 194 pounds, would make sense, but likely won’t be available.
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Verrett NFL Combine Profile (NFL.com) - LOVE the 20 yard Shuttle Time and the 3 Cone Drill - QUICK & Shifty - Corner that can play out or in...
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The Broncos’ dream pick would be cornerback Justin Gilbert, it seems. But he will be long gone. Denver signed free agent Aqib Talib, who has missed time with injuries, and Chris Harris is recovering from ACL surgery.

“Gilbert should go middle of the first. (Linebacker C.J.) Mosley will go anywhere from 8 to 21. Fuller is a possibility and not a probability. Verrett is an underrated player. A slot corner. You need three or four corners. The (corners) will be flying off the board,” Kiper told me.
Texas Christian defensive back Jason Verrett makes a catch as he runs a
drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on
Feb. 25, 2014.
(Michael Conroy, The Associated Press)
+BRONCOS CR3W would be speechless if Gilbert or Fuller fall to 31 and really even Verrett. He may be 5'9" but this guy is going to be special as a DB in the +NFL, may he remain healthy and motivated. The best time in the 20 yard shuttle and his footwork in the video clearly stand out and he can make an impact whether he was in the slot vs TE, WR, or RB (pass catching agile, speedy ones like Jamaal Charles of the +Kansas City Chiefs) or he is left on an island vs the No. 2 WR option. If he is available, there are not any players, unless the deep WR class is the other option, that we expect to be of more value than Verrett. There are some very promising mid round prospects, but this guy is Top 15 ot Top 10 caliber talent in every variable that is measurable for a prospect.