Originally posted by Memphis9er:
If you swap Fuller in for Verret this would be my favorite mock so far. Not that I dislike Verret, I just like Fullers style and physicality a bit more.
I don't dislike Fuller, he was basically Option 1.B for me at that spot but I do think that the 49ers are set on the outside with Brock and Culliver and are really in need of a high quality slot corner. Verrett is a guy who can come in and create turnovers, make plays, he's shorter than Fuller but they weigh almost exactly the same so you're not talking about much of a difference when it comes to their frames. Fuller is better against the run but Verrett seems to have a 6th sense when it comes to being in coverage.
Here's how Scouts Inc rates both guys overall. In the end, I think Verrett is a guy who can create a lot of turnovers for you and make teams pay for testing him. For what the 49ers need, especially when it comes to dealing with the faster and quicker guys, the Harvin's, Austin's, Randall Cobb's.....etc, I think Verrett is a better fit overall.
Intangibles-1. Son of Vincent Fuller and Nina Dorsey-Fuller. Brother of former Hokie and former Tennessee Titan Vincent Fuller and former Tech receiver Corey Fuller. Younger brother, Kendall, has signed to come play football at Virginia Tech.
Instincts/Recognition-2. Reads quarterbacks and receivers facing the line of scrimmage. Reads receivers well when has back to the quarterback. Disciplined and rarely gets caught out of position. Good sideline awareness tracking deep ball. Can line up on the inside or the outside.
Cover Skills-4. Keeps receivers in front and limits YAC in zone but plays it safe and gives them a healthy cushion more times than not. Struggles to match up with receivers in man. Footwork and balance are inconsistent. Lacks the burst to recover when takes a false step. Gets pushed around at times. Speed is bigger issue. Not fast enough to turn and run with vertical threats when left on an island. Gets matched up with tight ends a fair amount and matches up well athletically but size is an issue.
Ball Skills-3. Above average timing breaking up passes thrown in front of him and getting head turned around when back is to the quarterback. Can break up passes with left or right hand. Makes routine catch look routine but not a ball hawk.
Run Support-1. Aggressive and flashes ability to make play in the backfield. Can get engulfed by bigger receivers but tough and fights off blocks. Some problems getting bigger ball carriers to the ground abut above average tackler for a corner prospect and average tackler for a safety prospect. Not afraid to sacrifice body to make the play.
Intangibles-2. No off-the-field issues. Initially was homesick during his first year at TCU and nearly left team after poor performance against Baylor in 2011. Has matured and developed into a mentally strong young man. Good overall work-ethic.Respectful and coachable. Comes from a solid family life and two-parent home (Warren and Cynthia Verrett). Graduated TCU in December 2013 with degree in communications.
Instincts/Recognition-1. Above-average FBIs. Strong understanding for leverage and consistently maintains quality positioning. Very good eyes and anticipation skills in coverage. Aggressive and has improved confidence throughout career. Will occasionally get overzealous against double moves but has speed to recover and cut down on those mistakes in 2013.
Cover Skills-1. Quick twitched with explosive movement skills. Flips hips on a dime. Excellent change of direction skills. Can mirror quickest WRs (LSU's Odell Beckham) without giving up separation. Explodes out of pedal. Quickly transitions out of breaks and displays good balance and short-area burst. Also has elite top-end speed to stick with NFL burners in vertical game. Above-average recovery speed. Lacks of size is only limiting factor in coverage. But is physical and aggressive, so holds his own vs. bigger WRs better than most WRs his size.
Ball Skills-2. Above-average anticipation and playmaking instincts. Quality angles and tracks ball well. Very good body control to adjust. Flashes ability to make acrobatic INT but hands are a bit inconsistent. Can be boxed out by bigger receivers in jump ball situations. Bottom line: makes a lot of plays on the football: 30 PBU's and 8 INTs last two seasons (2012-13).
Run Support-2. Plays bigger than measurables. More than willing to support run. Can get overwhelmed at point of attack by bigger blockers on occasion but usually able to work off of blocks and at least contribute by funneling ball carrier back inside. Takes quality angles and breaks down well in space. Closes in a flash. Shows some initial pop as a hitter (see: knockout blow to Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro). Also does a good job of hog-tying ball carriers in space.