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Jason Verrett-CB-TCU

When I think about the type of receiver that burns us most, then I think about the type of corner best suited to cover that receiver, Jason Verrett is the man. I really hope we draft this guy.
Originally posted by xcfan:
lock-down slot corner in the nfl. but, he will get bullied some by big, stud athletes outside.

How many "big stud" athletes do the 49ers actually face??? I've seen Brown essentially hold his own against Larry Fitzgerald and Brown was all of 5'10. Not sure why Verrett wouldn't be able to do the same. There's just not a lot of teams with big fearsome wide receivers, the 49ers never really had any trouble with Calvin Johnson when playing the Lions, they shut him down for the most part. Beyond that you have Brandon Marshall/Alshon Jeffery, Julio Jones, AJ Green, a guy like Dez Bryant, but whether big or small, high echelon receivers will get their yards against you generally.
Originally posted by captain_planet:
When I think about the type of receiver that burns us most, then I think about the type of corner best suited to cover that receiver, Jason Verrett is the man. I really hope we draft this guy.

I remember what Percy Harvin did against the 49ers when they played Minnesota, had Ponder been a better QB, dude could have gone for 200 yards that game. Those are the types of receivers that they'll need someone to shut down.
From how Harvin looked in the super bowl, wow we lucked out he wasn't with them all of last year. He looked faster than ever. I think we have struggled more against the quicker slot guys than we have the big WR's. We have done a pretty good job against Fitz, Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, etc. I'm fine with Culliver against those types.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 18, 2014 at 4:31 PM ]
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 5280High:
I all in on either Verrett at 30 or Mathews on the other side of the ball. But Verrett would be a gem in our division going against the likes of Harvin, Ellington, and Austin. Two of those guys are their teams top weapons, being able to take them away in the future will be key.

This. The people demanding big "Physical with an F" type cornerback's aren't looking at the division and the the ultra fast slot receivers that various teams have. You need someone super quick to defend Percy Harvin, Austin, Ellington, hell even a guy like Ted Ginn. I think Verrett fits the bill very well in that regard, would be looked at as a Top 10 pick if he were about 3 inches taller.
Key point. You have to win your division first and then the rest of the league. Those two could do some damage if we don't have a very good slot defender.

Slot has become the new Big Weapon around the league. Lots of quick, speedy guys that are not imposing physically. A guy like Verrett is ideal to defend them.
Originally posted by DeUh:
Originally posted by wailers15:
wow that's some praise there...Beckham Jr did eat him up a times in that game


huh ? I would say that battle went back and forth.


yep just watched, he didnt get burned at all, allowed 3 catches (one should have been an offensive pi), had 1 pi, 1 sack, and a bunch of pass defenses.... if this is his "getting ate up at times" ill take it
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Originally posted by footballxpaul:
Originally posted by DeUh:
Originally posted by wailers15:
wow that's some praise there...Beckham Jr did eat him up a times in that game


huh ? I would say that battle went back and forth.


yep just watched, he didnt get burned at all, allowed 3 catches (one should have been an offensive pi), had 1 pi, 1 sack, and a bunch of pass defenses.... if this is his "getting ate up at times" ill take it

Count me in
He looked pretty good against Beckman. The guy is a flat out play maker.
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I think we will draft two cornerbacks.

Players I like organized by rounds

rounds 1 and 2

Justin Gilbert--would require major trade
Jason Verrett
Bradley Roby
Kyle Fuller

rounds 3 and 4

Phillip Gaines
Pierre Desir
Stanley Jean-Baptiste
Jaylen Watkins

rounds 5 (and 6)

Brandon Dixon
Jabari Price
Shaquille Richardson
Walt Aikens

UDFA

Marcus Williams (play at free safety)
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Originally posted by buck:
I think we will draft two cornerbacks.

Players I like organized by rounds

rounds 1 and 2

Justin Gilbert--would require major trade
Jason Verrett
Bradley Roby
Kyle Fuller

rounds 3 and 4

Phillip Gaines
Pierre Desir
Stanley Jean-Baptiste
Jaylen Watkins

rounds 5 (and 6)

Brandon Dixon
Jabari Price
Shaquille Richardson
Walt Aikens

UDFA

Marcus Williams (play at free safety)

I would love to have Verrett as our nickel corner. But maybe with Morris ( who i really like in that role ) and Wright ( who actually ran a 4.36 and a 1.48 10 yard dash at the combine ) the FO feels we are already set at that position next season. So out of that list i like the Fuller + Watkins combination the most. Fuller could play ST, outside and give us depth inside and Watkins would give us competition inside and depth at safety.
by the time the draft rolls around I think he goes 20-25 in the draft. This dude is just a baller. Very physical and feisty…he reminds me a lot of darryl revis. He can be put on an island and never even be worried about, but great as a nickel back and I think he'll grow as a tackler just because he's plays with a ferocity.
Originally posted by simplyfloyd:
by the time the draft rolls around I think he goes 20-25 in the draft. This dude is just a baller. Very physical and feisty…he reminds me a lot of darryl revis. He can be put on an island and never even be worried about, but great as a nickel back and I think he'll grow as a tackler just because he's plays with a ferocity.
we could get a solid corner and only have to move up a few spots to get him worth it.






Verrett had the fastest 10 yard spit of anybody at the Combine.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Mar 28, 2014 at 10:54 PM ]
BURBANK, Calif. — TCU cornerback Jason Verrett sits at a local restaurant picking at a plate of wings, remembering the angst he felt during his first college football game in 2011. After playing two years at Santa Rosa Junior College, Verrett was thrust into the bright lights of major college football. First opponent: the Baylor Bears. Defend an explosive Art Briles offense led by future NFL players in quarterback Robert Griffin III and wide receivers Kendall Wright and Terrance Williams. No big deal, right? Wrong. In a matter of minutes, Verrett's confidence crumbled. On the first series, the 5-foot-9, 189-pound cornerback bites on a fake screen play and Williams goes over the top for a score. "I'm not going to lie, I was rattled after getting beat on that first touchdown," said Verrett, taking a swig of his strawberry lemonade.


Later in the same quarter, Wright beats Verrett on a deep crossing route. A few plays later, Griffin does his read option fake and throws a perfect pass in stride to Wright, beating Verrett on man coverage. Then, the dagger. Griffin connects with Wright on a deep crossing route for another touchdown with Verrett in man coverage.

After the game, Verrett doubted himself. He needed reassurance. He went and talked with head coach Gary Patterson. "[Patterson] was kind of laughing at me because he knew what was up," Verrett recalled. "He has had to deal with the same stuff in year's past with previous players. It was nothing new to him, but it was new to me. He said if you want to be a great cornerback you have to learn how to bounce back. "This is really what's going to start your story. Any game where a bad play happened, I just move on to the next one. He really developed me into the corner that I am today."

From that moment, Verrett recommitted himself to the game. He finished his sophomore season admirably. He spent the summer going to work and came out with a vengeance during his final two years in Fort Worth. The undersized cornerback, who didn't receive any offers from any D-1 programs out of high school, became a two-time All American, finishing those seasons with a combined eight interceptions and 31 passes defensed. Now, Verrett, who is a projected first-round pick, is in town to make the media rounds before undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum on March 17.


Since his preparation for the NFL Draft began, Verrett spent his days working with his speed coach Brent Callaway in San Diego. Verrett blew scouts away last month at the Combine, running a sub-4.4 40-yard dash and cementing himself as one of the most polished prospects in this class. That won't stop analysts from trying to point out flaws in his game. While Verrett could be considered undersized to be an elite corner, other players of similar stature such as Joe Haden, Asante Samuel and Antoine Winfield have played at a high level in the league. He's heard the noise and admits it motivates him. "It's starting to get at me," Verrett said. "At first I didn't worry about it, I just wanted to show up at the Combine and pro day. Now they still have questions about my size, I'm like what else do you want me to prove? My size will not stop me from doing what I have to do. "If I was 6-1 or 6-2, that doesn't necessarily mean I can cover someone. I always say, don't let the measurables take away from the game of football."


Fortunately for Verrett, the tape doesn't lie. During his time at TCU, he became one of the school's most decorated cornerbacks, who played with a reckless abandon tackling ball carriers. Ironically, Verrett's first and last collegiate game came against the same team – Baylor. This time Verrett got the best of the Bears by holding their receiver to one catch. "I guess you can say it came full circle," Verrett smirked.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/all-american-cb-jason-verrett-tired-of-being-overlooked-031414
From Twitter:

I just asked Deion Sanders which CB other than Gilbert and Dennard where most impressive to him and he quickly said Jason Verrett