TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett has become one of the nice surprises of the 2014 NFL Draft season. After a standout career for head coach Gary Patterson, Verrett had an outstanding Scouting Combine performance. But, as NFL.com’s Gil Brandt points out, Verrett’s future might be a little bit brighter at the next level on the opposite side of the ball.
“One suggestion I have â and this is just a suggestion â is that he might consider working out at another position to see if he could be a Wes Welker-type of wideout,” Brandt wrote Friday in his pro day blog. “He has a lot of the tools to succeed there â he runs under a 4.4 in the 40, is very strong, and he can jump â and receiver is a position where his lack of height might not be an issue.”
As Brandt mentioned, lack of height would be one attribute that could hinder his chances for a successful career as a defensive back, but could ultimately be used to his advantage catching passes.