Jason Verrett, a cornerback from Texas Christian University, is visiting the Jets on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The 5’10″ and 189 lbs Verrett is expected to be drafted either in the last first or early second round.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comVerrett is a bit on the smaller side, but his tenacity and talent in playing tight coverage is why he projects to either the late first or early second round. Verrett could instantly step in to a team (like the Jets) as a nickel corner, but has enough potential to pair with another strong cover corner as a starter. Still Verrett’s size will limit some of what he might be required to do in a defense like the Jets.
The Jets announced their intentions to draft a cornerback after allowing many talented players to pass them by on the free agent market. With 12 draft picks and potential for an opening as high as the second starting corner spot, a physical player like Verrett might make for a nice second round acquisition.