Jason Verrett (CB), TCU
5'9" | 189 lbs.
39 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 INT, 14 PD, 1 FF, 1 sack
What the scouts are saying:
"Verrett lacks prototypical cornerback size (5'9 1/2, 189), but is a sudden, quick-twitch mover with 4.38 wheels and an attacking style of play." (Evan Silva, Rotoworld.com)
"A tough, scrappy, undersized nickel back with potential to ascend to a No. 2 CB if he can stay in one piece. Is not the physical prototype for the position, but compensates with outstanding athleticism, blazing speed and a tenacious temperament" (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
"Fluid body type with smooth hips to easily turn and adjust his frame. Excellent short-area burst and flexibility to seamlessly redirect his footwork to mirror receivers in space. Very good feel on an island ? baits and drives on throws with burst and timing" (Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com)
"With Verrett, I see a defensive back who is lightning quick with his transition at the top of the route stem (plant and drive/hip turn), and he doesn’t panic in his pedal." (Matt Bowen, Bleacher Report)
Fit for the Bears:
The Bears are set at both starting cornerback positions going into the 2014 season after locking up Tim Jennings to a long-term deal and re-signing veteran Charles Tillman to a one-year contract. Veteran Kelvin Hayden and nickelback Isaiah Frey round out the rest of the team's positional group. However, the Bears appear to be on the lookout for a top-flight cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft, especially with Tillman's future in doubt beyond next season. Verrett possesses outstanding athleticism despite lacking the prototypical size of an NFL corner. The former TCU standout could be an excellent fit on the Bears defense, getting to learn behind two Pro Bowl defenders in Tillman and Jennings.