Originally posted by sfout:
A better taller corner?
The only two CBs expected to go in front of Verrett are Gilbert and Dennard
Dennard is the same size(5'10 compared to 5'9) as him and same arm length(Dennard 30 1/4 Verrett 30 5/8).
Gilbert is a freak compared to them at 6'0 w/ 33.5 inch arms
Dennard isn't suited for slot IMO but I'm terrible at projecting positions, Gilbert will probably go in the top 10. Are you prepared to give up a Julio Jones sized bounty for a CB?
This. People complaining about Verrett aren't offering any alternative solutions, just talking about a trade up that would gut this draft or some mystery alternative. There's nobody that is as much of a ballhawk as Verrett is. He's a guy who could help the takeaway numbers go back up again, making plays on the ball.
Those focusing on his height IMO are missing the forest through the trees. 49ers had their biggest troubles at the nickel corner spot, Rogers played slow, flat-footed at times, Verrett has the quickness to keep up with smaller receivers in the slot, sticking to them like glue and letting the guys on the outside be more physical.
Gilbert isn't happening, Dennard likely isn't happening either. Of what is left, I love the possibility of Verrett playing in the slot and being a major playmaker, especially with the other teams in the division having guys like Tavon Austin, Percy Harvin...etc.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:18 PM ]