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At No. 25, Chargers take TCU cornerback Jason Verrett


The Chargers desperately needed a cornerback, and in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, they got one.

With the 25th pick, the Chargers selected cornerback Jason Verrett from Texas Christian University.

Verrett played very well at TCU was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in both 2012 and 2013, and he solidified his status as a first-round pick with a good showing at the Scouting Combine. Verrett is only 5-foot-9 and 189 pounds, but other than size he has everything teams look for in a corner.

In San Diego, Verrett will be expected to start right away. Currently Steve Williams, a fifth-round pick last year, is listed as a starter on the depth chart, and Verrett should push Williams aside and start in San Diego.

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17 Responses to “At No. 25, Chargers take TCU cornerback Jason Verrett”
  1. dannymac17 says: May 8, 2014 11:05 PM

    I am okay with this pick. We needed to get better in the secondary, and I think we did.

  2. typinggibberish says: May 8, 2014 11:08 PM

    Midget corners are in demand.

  3. doctorrustbelt says: May 8, 2014 11:13 PM

    In the brief footage… Verrett doesn’t impress me in coverage… but… he appears to use his speed well to correct his mistakes. His small size makes him pretty useless in RUSH Defense.

  4. billyburley says: May 8, 2014 11:17 PM

    Wright and Richard Marshall are the two starting corners. Williams is penciled in as the slot corner.

  5. ericxchavoya says: May 8, 2014 11:31 PM

    Da bolts!

  6. richmondbolt says: May 8, 2014 11:38 PM

    Que joetoronto with some choo choo crap.

  7. dalcow4 says: May 9, 2014 12:05 AM

    He’s not big but man he is good.

  8. chargerdillon says: May 9, 2014 12:06 AM

    This guy is an upgrade by default and that’s not saying much.

    Still happy to have an upgrade though!

  9. sd619tripleog says: May 9, 2014 12:09 AM

    I like it, he’ll be solid. Dude has the quickest feet and ran a 4.38 and had one of the highest vertical jumps. Telesco knows what he’s doing

  10. National Fanatic says: May 9, 2014 12:13 AM

    Good pick, and I’d guess about 80% of all Chargers fans had Verrett mocked to the Chargers. Dennard would’ve been a great pick,who went the pick before Verrett would’ve been better, but overall Chargers fans are HAPPY!

  11. peytonmanningsforehead says: May 9, 2014 12:24 AM

    Hahahahahaha…who??? Enjoy watching the playoffs on TV for the next 20 or 30 years Chokers. And, in case I neglected to mention it: Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  12. skolisstupid says: May 9, 2014 12:49 AM

    Humboldt loves this pick and like him, he stinks.

  13. vaughnjoe says: May 9, 2014 12:56 AM

    SOLID CB. vaughnjoe says me like

  14. Seaucide55 says: May 9, 2014 3:55 AM

    Weddle, Verrett, who’s next, Wee Man??

  15. WestCoast 49er/Bolts says: May 9, 2014 3:59 AM

    1 pick away from Dennard. He would have been perfect, damn bengals they got a steal

  16. raiderapologist says: May 9, 2014 11:58 AM

    Most predictable pick of the night after Clowney. San Diego’s 1st round board probably didn’t include any positions other than DB.

  17. braxton29 says: May 9, 2014 1:21 PM

    Verrett may be small, but he is a football player. I’ve heard that he has been tested against taller players at TCU and held his ground very well. I think he can handle the perimeter outside Wright, but I think he could give Welker some problems when Denver comes knocking. I like this pick.

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