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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.