2015 NFL DRAFT

Brock Vereen, FS

School: Minnesota  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Valencia, CA
Height/Weight: - / - lbs.
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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/131 -- Brock Vereen, S, 5-11 1/2, 199, Minnesota...Played every position in the secondary for the Golden Gophers and made 11 of his 13 starts as a senior at free safety. Figures to challenge for either starting free safety or strong safety. He impressed in predraft workouts and the combine, especially in the bench press. He had 25 repetitions in the bench at 225 pounds, most for any defensive back at the combine, but also had the second-fastest 40-yard dash time (4.47) and second-fastest shuttle time along safeties. His brother is Patriots running back Shane Vereen and his father, Henry, was a ninth-round draft pick by the Bucs in 1979. - The Sports Xchange

04/21/2014 - Five players who should be on the Kansas City Chiefs' draft radar: S Brock Vereen, Minnesota: Unfortunately for the Chiefs, the losses in free agency didn't just come on the offensive side of the ball. Kansas City will be looking to replace starting free safety Kendrick Lewis (Houston) and lost depth with veteran Quintin Demps signing with the Giants, as well. Vereen, the younger brother of New England Patriots' running back Shane Vereen, is an intriguing athlete who split time between cornerback and free safety with the Golden Gophers. He's athletic, instinctive and physical and created some buzz for himself with a strong performance at the combine. His lack of ideal size (6-foot, 199 pounds) and ball-skills (four career interceptions) are concerns which could push him outside of the top 100 but at this point in the draft he could prove a steal. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/15/2014 - Five players who should be on the Patriots' draft radar: DB Brock Vereen, Minnesota: Belichick and the Patriots haven't had the best luck drafting defensive backs in recent years, but that doesn't mean they should quit trying. While cornerback and safety aren't huge needs, depth is needed at both spots and a versatile player like Vereen, who played at both positions in college, would be a great fit. He is athletic, quick-footed and instinctive, showing a clear understanding of the game and knowledge of how to manipulate the field. Vereen is known as a high character player with a strong work ethic and leadership traits, plus the Patriots had decent luck the last time they drafted a Vereen (Brock is the younger brother of Shane). - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/27/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DB Brock Vereen was named a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, and was an honorable mention pick by the media. He finished the regular season with 56 tackles, one interception, six passes broken up, one forced fumble and 2.5 tackles for loss. - The Sports Xchange

12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Brock Vereen,...Senior defensive back Brock Vereen was voted a first team All-Big Ten player by the coaches and received honorable mention accolades from the media. Vereen and Hageman are the first Gopher duo to be named to the first-team since Decker and defensive end Willie VanDeSteeg (media) in 2008. It is the first time that Minnesota has had two defensive players named to the first team since 2000 when defensive end Karon Riley and cornerback Willie Middlebrooks were honored. - Minnesota football

12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Brock Vereen, Minnesota, Defensive Back...Vereen totaled 56 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, one interception, six pass breakups and also forced one fumble this year. - Minnesota football

09/11/2013 - Scouting the Minnesota pass defense: The Gophers allowed 253 yards passing against New Mexico State, whose quarterbacks completed 29 of 40 passes. A lot of that damage came after Minnesota built a 30-7 lead early in the third quarter. The Gophers have recorded three sacks and intercepted two passes in the first two games. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Safety Brock Vereen recorded eight tackles, including six solo stops in the opener. The senior was at the top of his game despite sustaining a knee injury early in fall camp. With cornerback Derrick Wells battling a shoulder injury, Vereen will have to take on more responsibility than usual in the secondary. - The Sports Xchange

08/14/2013 - OTHER MINNESOTA PROSPECTS TO WATCH: SS Brock Vereen (5-11, 202, 4.57)...Senior safety who started only one of the first seven games for the Golden Gophers in 2012, then came on late to start the final six at strong safety. Racked up 64 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass breakups on the year, and emerged as a leader in one of the conferences best secondaries. Consistent, intelligent safety who diagnoses and displays good awareness in space. Not an elite athlete, but understands the game, and has a chance to establish himself as an NFL prospect considering his versatility (has played corner and both safety positions), and high football IQ. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/131 -- Brock Vereen, S, 5-11 1/2, 199, Minnesota...Played every position in the secondary for the Golden Gophers and made 11 of his 13 starts as a senior at free safety. Figures to challenge for either starting free safety or strong safety. He impressed in predraft workouts and the combine, especially in the bench press. He had 25 repetitions in the bench at 225 pounds, most for any defensive back at the combine, but also had the second-fastest 40-yard dash time (4.47) and second-fastest shuttle time along safeties. His brother is Patriots running back Shane Vereen and his father, Henry, was a ninth-round draft pick by the Bucs in 1979. - The Sports Xchange
 

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