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Alterraun Verner (CB)
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Weight:
    189 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/8 in.
  • College:
    UCLA
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Tennessee Titans
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 6 (104)
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Pick Analysis: The Titans trade away a pair of valuable backups (RB LenDale White and DT Kevin Vickerson) to the Seahawks to nab Alteraun Verner. The former Bruin has solid overall skills, and is a crafty ball hawk in the back end. He should compete for time as a nickel or dime corner in the Titans' secondary.

Overview

Verner is an excellent athlete that possesses the speed, quickness and agility to be an effective perimeter defender. He uses his hands well to re-route his opponent as well as having the burst and body control to maintain leverage in pure man schemes. Verner is an instinctive player that anticipates well to make plays on the ball. He is an effective blitzer off the edge but isn’t always physical as a tackler. He needs to continue to improve his overall technique to maximize his talent at the next level. Verner is a good football player that has the tools, attitude and instincts to be a solid contributor as a rookie both in the secondary as well as on special teams.


Strengths

Verner possesses adequate size and good athleticism for the cornerback position making him very capable in coverage. He’s been a highly durable player during his career at UCLA. Verner displays impressive instincts and competitiveness in coverage and in run support. Has shown leadership skills at the college level.

Weaknesses

He can struggle on the perimeter in run support where he’s an inconsistent wrap tackler. Lack of bulk doesn’t help here either. In coverage, Verner has a tendency to be inconsistent with his pad level in his back peddle. Overall technique needs work.

Grade

4.1

 
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