TSV Scouting Department

Jason Verrett

Report Prepared By John Harris

Jason Verrett Photo: CBSSports.com


Class: Senior
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 178 lbs.
School: Texas Christian
  • First-team All-American (2013)
  • 2x First-team All-Big 12 (2013, 2012)
  • Since 2012, he's led the nation in passes defensed with 38 (2013, 2012)
  • Led TCU with six INT (2012)
  • 2013 stats:  39 tackles, one sack, 3.5 TFL, two INT and 14 PBU

**Scouting report prepared by former Jet/Texan Marcus Coleman


  • Undersized but plays much bigger than his size.
  • Tough player.
  • Good speed downfield and good closing speed.
  • Runs well with receivers on deep routes and has the quickness to cover on shorter routes.
  • Closes quickly in off and press coverage.
  • Very good hip flexibility and is fluid when covering.
  • Transition is good with smooth pedal, and has great explosion in/out of breaks.
  • Has very good ball skills, able to locate the ball quickly and does a good job of attacking the ball in the air.
  • Very good read and recognition skills in man and zone coverage.
  • Excellent anticipation and instincts and sees the field.
  • Patient at the LOS, and physical, uses hands with good punch on reroutes and competes against bigger receivers.
  • Solid tackler for his size and does a good job of wrapping up and using his pads.
  • Shows good ability blitzing off the edge with good pursuit and from the slot as well.


  • Doesn’t have ideal size and does get pushed around a bit by bigger receivers.
  • Does more shuffling than pedaling which gets him in trouble at times.
  • Questionable hands, due to low interception totals.
  • A little over aggressive, grabs and holds a bit trying to stay close to receivers because of size.
  • Because of his size, has difficulty getting off blocks or setting the edge in run game.

Film Room

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1:01 Receiver blocks down, does a good filling and making good solid tackle.

2:54 Does a good job with his disguise from short side of field on corner blitz, gets the sack.

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0:21 Excellent job reading the receiver, breaking on the route and getting the PBU

2:10 Size is an issue - good pedal mirrors the route, but too small to get around the receiver to make the play.

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5:45 Playing slightly off trying to catch the receiver; because of the size disparity the receiver is able to push by getting behind him. He panics getting back to the receiver and gets the penalty.


Although undersized, Verrett is a really tough player.  The former Horned Frog All-American is a solid tackler with very good cover skills.  He should be a major contributor early on in nickel/dime situations, due to exceptional quickness and good blitzing skills.