Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) watches the Baylor Bears celebrate their win at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Select Jason Verrett


The San Diego Chargers have made their choice with the top selection and took the top corner that was available on the board by taking TCU CB Jason Verrett. Verrett has some size concerns, but he is one of the best corner prospects in the draft. He can really lock down one side of the field. Teams are going to challenge him because of his size, but it was not an issue for him during college.

The last time that the Chargers took a player from TCU was RB Ladainian Tomlinson.

Verrett will have to prove that his size is not an issue. Brent Grimes was one of the best corners in the game last season and he is the same size as Verrett. Verrett will be a starter on defense with Shareece Wright. Now the team will look to add a few more players on the defensive side of the ball in the next few rounds.

The Chargers have some help in the secondary now.

What are your thoughts with the selection?

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  • esco charger

    Great two steve Williams on the same team can’t wait to hear the excuses Cincinnati took the player I wanted

    • BoltNative

      That’s right! Steve Williams and Verrett. Two of the fastest players in football today. If we can impress with NT and DE picks and shore up our DL and have healthy Ingram and Freeney ripping up the edges on a pass rush. On paper, it could be a much better and different defense.

      • SDmarm17

        And they’re both solid tacklers. So there’s that.

        • Gunnar Martin

          Far better than Marshall and whoever else was back there last year. Nice boost for the defense.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            I am curious to see if that is true.

          • arnie

            I’ll let you know when i give my reports from camp.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Your reports were my favorite part of the offseason last year.

          • arnie

            Thanks Guys. I tend to dis-appear in the off season when it comes to FA, mock drafts, and Draft prospects. i simply see all the players, with potential to help the Chargers win a Championship. I don’t care “who” they are, either they can help, or they are gone, *coughCOXcough*. Speaking of which, he looked good in camp, he really did. It became evident, as the season progressed he wasn’t the guy.
            I’m working on the list and checking it twice. i’ll be a bit more organized this time around. I’m even thinking of taking a poll before camp, on which players ya’ll would like me to highlight.

          • Gunnar Martin

            Yes! Those were awesome last year Arnie!

      • davacho

        Telesco did say we were going to get faster

      • esco charger

        Both slot corners bro but I guess they know what they are doing better players on the board but I guess welcome

    • Will

      Stfu dude. If you actually think Steve Williams, a 5th rd pick would really be a good player, at least this year, you really are a naive idiot. A charger fan bashing his own team???? IM SHOCKED!!

      • esco charger

        I ain’t bashing my team u dumb piece of shit im bashing the pick they made but I guess your to much of a fucking moron to understand the difference what will we do with another slot corner because thats what he is gona convert to idiot so before u comment read correctly u pussy and dont ever disrespect or stop saying things ober the internet and come see me and tell me what u got on your mind

        • Kevin Malanga

          Typical Southern California Sports Fan. I’m embarrased for my home town and beloved Boltz! C’mon Man!

          • esco charger

            Not at all man im just not gona sit here and let some dumb ass person.talk to.me like that and not defend myself if u want respect u give it as well I never said anything wrong to anyone but yeah I dislike the pick

          • Kevin Malanga

            Respect that, but another approach maybe? I like the passion though. Let’s get back into the playoffs this year. We all have the same goal.

          • esco charger

            Yeah I just dont like people being that way because I see that alot of people are disrespectful on this site im not rude or anything to any one I just give my opinion and love for my team do I think it was a bad pick yes I do we have two corners of the same build and we play against big receivers

          • lolwtf?

            I feel so sorry for you bro. Here have some Ragu.

          • esco charger

            Lol

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Hey.. this guy does this on purpose… he is an evil person, and is constantly causing problems on here. Don’t feed into it.

          • esco charger

            Thanks for the advice bro I wont feed into it I was just upset at the pick but I dont want to disrespect on here I wouldn’t do that I like verretts play I don’t have a problem with his play its his height we play against big receivers what happens if steve Williams turns out to be pretty good nickel corner ????

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            No worries.. more importantly, what does Gilly do if Williams and Ghee play better? He is safety depth, but his job is not as safe as it used to be.

          • esco charger

            We are definitely crowded back there now to be honest I wanted SJB dessir pr McGill I wanted to get bigger at corner I wouldn’t have minded a receiver instead of verrett but he is a charger now so I have to show my support for him and my team I so what happens when Williams man down the nickel I think van noy next round or maybe jernigan he might slip I know this much a good player is gona drop to us tuitt is still out there lee moses nix sua filo im excited about tomorrows draft picks more then todays to be honest I wanted to.trade out of the first

      • Kevin Malanga

        Will — raides fans, in disguise, are not welcome here. At least be honest about who you are… Ciao, see you in the rear view.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Exactly… WILL made a fake Bolt Beat page at one point, and started posting a bunch of BS, just to piss off Ernie, and is constantly bashing the folks on here… please don’t feed his mentally disturbed rants, people. He is pig swill, trust it.

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    TCU alumni Jason Verrett runs like a Chevy Corvette! CHARGERS football!!!!!! BOLT UP!!!!

    • MachoMenos

      Agree!

    • Diegoblue

      4.38.. I’ll take it and 39 inch vertical

  • joey isip

    Welcome to America’s finest city!

  • Bolt Fan

    I like what I hear about him, but 5’9″ is killin me…

    • Diegoblue

      Brent Grimes is 5’9.. he’ll be alright

      • luv1138

        Brent Grimes is 5’11

        • Diegoblue

          Cool.. Verrett 5’9 1/2 and Grimes 5’11 close enough

        • julian vesga is chargerfan#21

          No, grimes 5″9 you’re wrong

  • Nick619chargers4life

    Like the pick now let’s grab Arron Colvin

  • SDmarm17

    Time to watch some of his highlights to survive til tomorrow..

  • Will

    WHEN MOCK DRAFTS FIRST CAME OUT I SAID VERRETT AND ALL OF YOU SAID NO. I was the only one who said Verrett to the chargers and you all said he was too small and that it would be a bad pick. It wasn’t till he started being mocked to the chargers that you all just magically started saying he was good. He better not play nickel tho. If the chargers are smart they’ll put him on the outside, but gilchrist at nickel and start jahleel at SS.

    • Diegoblue

      He can play the outside

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Wow… no ego here. Only small minds need to pat themselves on the back, and point out such trivial accomplishments. But, I’m not surprised.. it IS you, after all.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      seriously bro!?!?!? should we all just bow down to you? Where is your page so we all can follow it?

  • MachoMenos

    Favorite CB in the first round. Pound for pound the best. A humungous chip on his sholder and an attitude to boot! We just got nastier in our backfield. #InTelescoWeTrust

    • SDmarm17

      Literally and figuratively has a chip on his shoulder, (has a torn labrum).

      • Devin Sparks

        I lol’d

  • Lee

    Night night wes welker!!!

  • BoltNative

    Verrett has a girlfriend at SDSU and has been living in SD for some time now. He’s a good fit for us.

  • SDmarm17

    I felt like Jason Verrett was the type of guy you didn’t want to draft because of his height, but also didn’t want to face twice a year because the ONLY thing keeping him from being the “best-corner” in the draft was about an inch and a half.

    • Diegoblue

      Exactly

  • Isaiah Arrieta

    so do we trade up for lee if he’s there tomorrow?

    • Tazzster

      tomorrows pick…

      Attaochu

      • Gunnar Martin

        That’s a good bet. We could go a lot of different ways.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i would love that selection

  • Tazzster

    Its not how big you are…. its how big you play?

    OR

    Its not the size of the dog in the fight. It the size of the fight in the dog?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i like it

  • davacho

    Just happy we got a cb

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Me too.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      agreed

  • chargersfanfromswitzerland

    welcome to sd jason verett!!

  • Boltz85

    We are screwed. Should of traded up for Fuller or Dennard

  • SDmarm17
    • john

      Allen grew up a raider fan he turned out pretty good for us….hopping verrett does to.

      • Tony

        I don’t think Allen was a Raider fan, I think he just wore their hat that one time after the draft. But that incident is long forgotten since his breakout game against them. I actually saw his first TD live. Pretty sick. Mike Harris I know for sure was a raider fan growing up.

  • powderBLUE801

    I hate the bengals. I knew they would take Double D. Oh well.

    • diomar espinal

      I hate them more man honestly. We missed out on a truly special player man. He is going to be the best corner in this draft easily and we were one pick away:(

      • powderBLUE801

        Yes I agree he is the best CB. My family just watch me throw the biggest fit when the bengals took him. I wasn’t even excited to see who we picked after that.

        • asdf

          I’m a chargers fan that went to michigan state, think how I feel :(

  • Nick in PB

    I’m OK with the pick. I trust Tolesco made the best pick available. This kid may not have ideal size but he can play the position! I was hoping for Fuller and when Dennard fell so far, I was hoping we could get him but Verrett was a reasonable pick and he’ll be a good addition to that side of the ball.

  • Nick Lee

    Here’s to TCU being good to us again! I like this pick. What he lacks in height he makes up for in instincts.

  • tubbs45

    I like the pick.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Do people overreact when a draft pick doesn’t go precisely the way they wanted it to or what? Does Bill Johnston need to make his “chill pill” thing an annual event? My gosh!

    When you heard the selection, did you scream in rage at the TV? Did you throw a dangerous object across the room? Did you break any bone, tear out any hair, or maliciously pull out any tooth from your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, take in a long, soothing breath, hold it for four seconds, and slowly exhale. Drink a glass of water. Maybe take some ibuprofen. IT WILL BE ALRIGHT.

    In Telesco I Trust.

  • Aaron Johnson

    I wanted Kyle Fuller a lot and I still think he technically fell in this draft. That said im a wait and see fan in terms of every pick. I like the way Verrett Blitzes and I like his ability to find the ball. Give the kid a year or 2 before you call him a failure. Not everyone starts right away even when drafted in the first round.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i am ready to see what he can do out there. should be fun

  • BlueBoltFan

    I think this was a good pick. I was leaning more towards Roby because they had him in for a visit. But I was 100% sure Cincy was going to take Dennard. Verrett has everything except size which shouldn’t get over exposed in our off man heavy coverage.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i just dont think that the team was comfortable with Roby’s off the field things. It made more sense that Telesco took Verrett with his selection.

      • BlueBoltFan

        Yeah, and Roby has a question with his motivation. Telsco is all about high motor high character gamers. That’s Verrett 100%.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    So glad we addressed the secondary with the first pick! Now we can focus on getting a center.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i am happy that we dont have to wait to find that corner. we got a good option in the first round and have a few directions we can go in the next few rounds

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Agreed. We had to pick a corner there, no doubt. I get the feeling that our hand was forced somewhat, by not getting one in FA tho. I’m at peace with it now. Wasn’t at first, but I rarely am.. lol.

  • arnie

    It feels good to be wrong. Let’s go…

  • diomar espinal

    Honestly me too bro. After they picked i no longer cared like you said. I thought we were going to get the steal of the draft again i was shocked he was slipping like that . I was getting ecstatic as each pick went by. Then ONE FUCKIN pick away from us it happens! I cant lie man i been distraught all night after that lol

    • Diegoblue

      Relax brother .. Verrett is going to be good .. Tape don’t lie .. Dennard was what? 5’10 and 4.5 speed Verrett 5’9 1/2 4.3 speed and 39 inch vertical .. Just sit back and watch

      • diomar espinal

        Thats exactly the point i watched extensive tape. Your talking to me about physical attributes. I watched play performance and to me its not even close. Darqueze is in the mold of revis. Tough, physical, in your face player. Amazing jam at the line of scrimmage and plays the ball in the air the best of any corner in the draft EASILY. Those are all things that come up on the tape so maybe you should check that. Verret is at best a nickel corner while Darqueze in my estimate will become one of the better corners in the league. The guy has those intagibles that you cant teach. On tape Verret was solid but his man coverage left something to be desired. Doesnt play the ball in the air extemely well, and gets beat often on double moves. Hopefully Verret turns into a solid player for us, but im certain we missed out on a special player in Darqueze.

  • Harry Philpot

    Just watch this dude lock down welker

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      yup… gonna happen

      • Harry Philpot

        Sarcasm ernie?

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I like it, now we need to get a pass rusher to make our little db’s job easier.