Representatives from 21 teams attended TCU's Pro Day on Thursday, including Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph. There were eight players on hand. According to multiple reports, Joseph put Verrett, a projected late first-round pick, through position drills. Cincinnati selects No. 24.
A tremendous cover corner with a smallish 5-foot-9 frame, Verrett recorded a 39.5 inch vertical and repped the bench press 19 times. During the NFL Combine last month, he ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash and was timed at 6.67 seconds on the three-cone drill.
Over the last two seasons at TCU, Verrett led the NCAA with 38 passes defensed with 30 deflections and eight picks. He would address the theorized need to draft another high-end defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Verrett, a former Big 12 coaches co-defensive player of the year, is scheduled to have surgery on March 17 to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder -- an injury that he played with most of the season... and bench pressed with on Thursday. He suffered the injury during the third regular season game of the year but missed only one game. The procedure will be conducted by Anaheim Ducks orthopedic surgeon Dr. Orr Limpisvasti. The projected recovery time is four months.
Per Dallas News:
In 37 games for TCU, Verrett had 160 tackles (10 for loss), nine interceptions and 34 pass breakups.
"I feel like I’m the best corner in this draft," Verrett said. "I feel very confident that I should be a first-rounder."
One aspect about Verrett's game is his versatility. Not only could he play cornerback on the edges, he's capable of being a slot cornerback and even playing safety -- in other words, he'd be a capable Chris Crocker replacement, if not enhancement.