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Friday Links O' War: May 9, 2014

TCU's Jason Verrett was selected 25th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft last night by the San Diego Chargers, and TCU baseball starts a series against Oklahoma today.

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Chargers Draft Jason Verrett | Bolts from the Blue

With the 25th pick in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers attempted to improve the worst part of their team by drafting CB Jason Verrett.

Chargers Draft CB Jason Verrett | San Diego Union-Tribune

The Chargers selected the former TCU cornerback Thursday with the No. 25 pick in the NFL Draft. He becomes the first TCU player the Chargers have drafted since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001.

Verrett fills big need, but he's not a reach | San Diego Union-Tribune

So Telesco either was lying to us last week when he talked about needs impairing your focus -- and perjury is not a heinous NFL felony this time of year -- or he was wandering around the Chargers’ war room like a drunk in a subway.

Chargers might be OK coming up short | San Diego Union-Tribune

We waited forever and two weeks and then a little more than three hours to find out . . . we got shortchanged. We won’t know if that’s a bad thing until we see 5-foot-9 Jason Verrett play cornerback in the NFL.

Verrett can play, but will he hold up? | San Diego Union-Tribune

I really enjoyed watching Verrett, the TCU cornerback drafted by the Chargers 25th on Thursday. He won in man coverage, either as a boundary or field defender. He's a sudden blitzer from the slot. He hits. He finds the ball. He jumps out of the stadium.

At No 25, Chargers take TCU cornerback Jason Verrett | NBC Sports

Verrett played very well at TCU was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in both 2012 and 2013, and he solidified his status as a first-round pick with a good showing at the Scouting Combine. Verrett is only 5-foot-9 and 189 pounds, but other than size he has everything teams look for in a corner.

Jason Verrett's size doesn't matter | ESPN

Just like Sanders, at 5-foot-9, 189 pounds, Verrett packs a wallop in a small package. He is the first cornerback less than 5-foot-10 to get drafted in the first round since Buffalo selected Antoine Winfield in 1999.

TCU thorn Oklahoma gives streaking Frogs big obstacle | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Sooners have beaten the Frogs the past four games, including a nonconference meeting in Norman, Okla. earlier this season 9-5. Since 2004, TCU is 6-18 against Oklahoma.

TCU Streaks Home Series Against Oklahoma |

The 10th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs enter the weekend series against Oklahoma with a 12-game winning streak. All three games will be televised on various FOX platforms beginning Friday night.

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