A first-round pick with a big shot at contributing early for a club coming off a postseason berth is now under contract.
The Chargers have signed cornerback Jason Verrett, the No. 25 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the club announced Thursday. Verrett received a four-year deal, and the Chargers have the option to tack on a fifth year after the 2016 season.
The 5-foot-10, 189-pound Verrett started 34 games in three seasons at TCU, notching 110 tackles and intercepting nine passes. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Verrett was clocked at 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and he also posted a 39-inch vertical leap.
The Chargers allowed more yards per pass play than any other AFC club in 2013, and Verrett has been the only major addition to the cornerback position. In all, it’s a real opportunity for Verrett to show what he can do right off the bat.
The Chargers have now concluded their draft pick signings.