NFL Draft results:CB Jason Verrett to San Diego Chargers with No. 25 pick

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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 first round didn't go exactly as the San Diego Chargers would've hoped, but they did end up getting a Cornerback that is capable of being an immediate starter opposite Shareece Wright.

Personally, I didn't love Verrett's size or injury history, but it is impossible not to love his instincts and his performance on the field. He was the fourth CB taken in the first round, and the sixth DB, after Darqueze Dennard was taken with the 24th pick. Verrett was probably the last chance the team had of getting a CB ready to start right away.

Here's what Kyle had to say about Verrett:

Verrett grades out to an 8.136. or a late 1st rounder. His ability to change directions, and react to the play is incredible. Combine that with his athleticism and awareness and it's easy to see why Verrett gets compared to Brent Grimes, which is a strong compliment. Verrett will need to stop peaking in the backfield as often as he does, and his strength at the catch point is certainly a concern.

How He Fits as a Charger

Verrett fits well because of where he excels at, off man coverage. He's also very good in zone coverage. Perhaps even bigger than those two traits, he can slide inside to the slot on 3 receiver sets, where more and more teams are putting their best receivers to create mismatches. It's rare when a rookie corner comes in and excels, but Verrett has the skill set to do just that.

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