2014 NFL Draft: Cornerback Prospects You Should Know

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In this series of articles, I will be picking one position group each week from which I will be choosing four players to evaluate.  There will be two that you’ve probably heard of, and one that you probably haven’t. I am not linking any of these players to the Chiefs. This is merely to introduce you all to the upcoming prospects. Please enjoy and I look forward to reading your comments

Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Verrett – 5’10 176lbs – TCU

Verrett is regarded by most as the top senior cornerback prospect in the draft. Though short and lean, Verrett is a very good tackler preferring to wrap up the legs of the ball carrier rather than try to intimidate with an explosive hit. Being an explosive hitter can be great in the NFL but with the way the rules are changing and the chance for a big miss, I’ll take the more reliable leg tackle professional. He will need to add some weight. Our own Brandon Flowers entered the draft at the same height but he weighed in at 190lbs. In 2012, Verrett totaled six interceptions, 16 passes broken up, 63 tackles, and a blocked kick. So far this year, he’s had 38 tackles, 12 passes defended and two interceptions. If you’re looking for a rare size/speed combination, you’re looking at the wrong corner but if you’re looking for elite closing speed and consistency, Verrett may be you’re guy. He could also be a luxury pick as a sure thing slot corner. I believe there is a team that will take Verrett in round one.

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