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Grade
5.75 ?
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 39.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.00 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 30 5/8" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team AP All-American selection and co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year pick. Was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. 2012: Third-team AP All-American selection and a first-team All-Big 12 pick. 2011: Honorable mention All-MWC selection, appearing in 13 games with 10 starts.

Analysis

Strengths

Quick, twitchy and explosive popping out of his pedal. Good eyes, anticipation and footwork. Very feisty and athletic. Outstanding instincts. Superb reactive quickness and recovery speed. Very good ball skills -- consistently makes plays on the ball. Very willing in run support and plays bigger than his size.

Weaknesses

Does not pass the eyeball test. Very diminutive, skinny-waisted and thin-boned with small hands and short arms. Body has taken a beating through the years, and he's coming off shoulder surgery. Low-dive tackler (misses some). Can be overwhelmed by bigger blockers and struggles to shed blocks. Average play strength.

Bottom Line

A tough, scrappy, undersized nickel back with potential to emerge as a No. 2 corner, Verrett's body is not ideally built to withstand the rigors of a starting job. An outstanding football player in the mold of feisty Titans 2006 seventh-round pick Cortland Finnegan.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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