Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) during the game against the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Todd McShay released his latest mock draft today and he has the Chargers selecting Jason Verrett with the 25th pick in the draft. Here is his analysis on the selection:
25 Jason Verrett San Diego Chargers (9-7)
Analysis: The Chargers are another team in need of 3-4 outside linebackers, but the supply is not there at this point in the first round. Cornerback is another need, and Verrett would be a great fit here, with his excellent speed, quickness and ball skills. He is lacking in size, but he plays big enough that I don’t think it should be that big of a concern. San Diego can grab a pass-rusher and offensive guard in middle rounds.
Here are the previous selection for McShay for the Chargers in his 2 previous mocks:
17 Justin Gilbert
25 Loucheiz Purifoy
McShay has had the Chargers going with a defensive back with the first pick of the draft in all 3 of his mocks. It is like we have a huge gaping hole at the position or something.
What is going to happen when the Chargers sign a Sam Shields in free agency though? Who will we get mocked in the first round then?
I love the pick of Verrett. I think he is one of the best corners in this draft and might be the best corner in the draft. I just have a big fear in drafting corners in the first round. There is a high bust factor at the position and it usually takes some time to develop in the league at the position. There is even a high bust factor in taking a free agent (Derek Cox). There just is more comfort in trusting in a veteran in the league over someone who is coming out of the college game.