- Top Prospect of Week Six: TCU CB Jason Verrett...With passing attacks terrorizing defenses at all levels of football, cover corners have never been more valuable than now. Entering the 2013 season, Ohio State's Bradley Roby, Florida's Loucheiz Purifoy and Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu were among the stellar athletes scouts were hoping would emerge to help combat today's sophisticated attacks. Each possesses the size and physicality to intrigue. Over the first third of the season, however, the most impressive coverage defender I've come across thus far has been TCU's Verrett, a 5-foot-10, 178-pound blur whose awareness and athleticism helped limit a normally explosive Oklahoma offense to just 152 passing yards and zero touchdowns through the air Oct. 5.
Since Gary Patterson took over the reins at TCU, the Horned Frogs have emerged as one of the nation's more consistent contributors of disciplined, technically sound defenders. Verrett, a junior college transfer who led the Big 12 with 16 passes broken up and six interceptions last year, plays with the awareness we've come to expect from TCU. As he demonstrated in racking up six tackles and two passes broken up in the 20-17 loss to No. 11 Oklahoma, Verrett also possesses extraordinary quickness, balance, fluidity and hand-eye coordination. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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The Horned Frogs have been very good on defense in 2012, leading the Big 12 in several categories including interceptions. And leading the way for TCU in the secondary is junior cornerback Jason Verrett, who is one of the more underrated prospects in the nation.
Against Texas on Thanksgiving night, Verrett notched his sixth interception of the season, which ranked best in the conference and top-five nationally entering December.
Just his second season in the Horned Frogs? program, the JUCO transfer looks comfortable on an island and has top-50 potential if he decides to declare early for the 2013 NFL Draft.
He has smooth hips to easily turn and adjust, showing the fluid footwork to drive quickly on the ball with very good read/react skills.
Verrett?s best traits are his ballhawking ability to bait throws and the timing and confidence to undercut routes, looking like a magnet to the ball. He also has good toughness and strength for the position, routinely throwing his body around and making plays in run support.