When the NFL Draft rolls around, prospects need to sell themselves to teams as much as teams need to sell themselves to prospects. While the higher up the draft order goes, the more likely it’ll be the teams selling themselves to the players but players must also leave teams with a good impression of themselves if they want any hope of being draft in the money picks.
TCU cornerback Jason Verrett isn’t the top cornerback prospect in the draft but he’s not far behind and is already starting to sell himself big. While he likely will be the third cornerback taken in the draft, Verrett is letting any team that may draft him know he’s gunning for Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014.
“My goal is to be the rookie of the year,” Verrett told Thursday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. “The defensive rookie of the year. That’s just my goal to lead all the rookies defensively, pass deflections and interceptions. My goal is to be the best this year.”
Verrett then mentioned how he had shut down some of the top wide receiver prospects in the draft as proof that he’s a top cornerback.
In a world where we live with Richard Sherman, finding his trash talking clone may either be a nightmare or the most awesome thing ever. Only time will tell if Verrett can back up his talk the way Sherman does, and there will be plenty of teams willing to find out in May.