2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Draft Prospects Top 5 Cornerbacks (Video)

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Nov 2, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Jason Verrett (2) during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Amon G. Carter Stadium. West Virginia won 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Verrett – TCU

The senior corner from TCU helped his draft status with an excellent combine.  Jason Verrett was a top performer in the dash and the vertical jump.  Verrett’s strength is in pass coverage and with his speed can keep pace with anyone on the outside. He is also a ball hawk nabbing 2 interceptions and defending 12 passes in 2013. If the Lions decided to trade down, Verrett may be a solid choice later in the first round.

Combine Results – 5.75

40 Yard Dash – 4.38 (Top Performer)

Vertical Jump- 39 inches (Top Performer)

Broad Jump – 128 inches

Scouting Reports

ESPN Insider

"Above-average anticipation and playmaking instincts. Quality angles and tracks the ball well. Very good hands and body control. Flashes ability to make acrobatic INT. Aggressive and times leaps well playing the ball. However, can be boxed out by bigger receivers in jump ball situations."

NFL.com: Position rank #3

"Technically sound cover corner with superb instincts, awareness and anticipation. Additionally, Verrett is a willing tackler with a knack for making plays against the run."

Mock Draft

Todd McShay: #31 Denver Broncos

"The Broncos’ top need is offensive tackle, but in this scenario, with six already off the board in the first 27 picks, there isn’t one worth taking at No. 31. They’ll also need to address wide receiver and tight end at some point this offseason with Eric Decker a free agent and Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas set to become FAs after next season. But the best player available at a position of need in this scenario is Verrett. He lacks size, but he’s the quickest man-to-man cover corner in this class and plays really tough. He reminds me a bit of Antoine Winfield."

Mel Kiper: Not a projected first round pick

Fansided: Not a projected first round pick