Oct 26, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) intercepts a pass in the third quarter of the game against the Texas Longhorns at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
As Todd McShay pointed out earlier, the popular mock draft pick for the Chargers is at cornerback. According the Walterfootball.com, the Chargers went with speedy pass rusher, Vic Beasley, in the 1st round. With their second pick, the Chargers will address the glaring need at corner CB Jason Verrett of TCU. Here’s what Walter Football had to say about the pick:
#48. San Diego Chargers: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU The Chargers’ defense made every single quarterback look like a Pro Bowler earlier in the year. They have a dreadful cornerback situation, which could be remedied with the use of an early-round pick in May’s draft. He definitely needs to add some weight for the NFL. If Verrett is shorter than his listed height, he may end up being a slot corner.
Verrett is a good coverage corner with a knack for baiting quarterbacks and getting his hands on the football. He is not the fastest or biggest guy on the field, but he is still the guy you can’t help but always notice around the football. He looks like a track star when he is chasing the ball carrier. He is consistently aggressive in his pursuit of a ball carrier and does not shy away from contact when making a tackle or leaping for an interception. I hope that Verrett is listed as at least 5’10” and is able to put on a few pounds because the guy knows how to play corner and could be a HUGE addition to this defense, especially paired with Vic Beasley on the edge. His size and school are probably two of the biggest reasons for him being available at pick #48, but some sites have him listed as the top corner in the draft. If Jason Verrett is available at #48, it would be a crime for TT to pass him up.
Check out his highlight tape to see what I’m talking about:
Look out for the concluding Round 3 of the 2014 NFL Mock Draft from Walterfootball.com later today. The Chargers are in for an exciting surprise..