HFB.com Countdown of TCU Impact Players: #2

HornedFrogBlitz.com continues our countdown of TCU impact players for the 2013 season.

TCU 2013 Top Impact Players

With the start of the 2013 season just days away when the Frogs report to camp, HFB.com takes a look at the top 11 impact players that are vital to the Frogs success in their second season in the Big 12.

At No. 2 in our countdown of top impact players is senior cornerback Jason Verrett.

#2 Jason Verrett

VERRETT PROFILE
Position: CB
Class: Senior
Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 176
2012 stats: 63 tackles, 3 TFL, 16 PBU, 6 INT
Best game of 2012: 6 tackles, 1 INT @ Texas
2012 accolades: AP Third-Team All-American, First-Team All Big 12, Nation's Top Cornerback (CollegeFootballNews.com)

What makes Verrett an impact player?
Another dominant season from Jason Verrett could lead to his being a top ten pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Verrett, along with Bradley Roby of Ohio State and Louchiez Purifoy from Florida, are currently though of as the best three cornerback prospects for next year's draft.

Such high praise speaks to the talent that Verrett has, and in 2012, he showed off his immense talent. Last season, Verrett was dominant on the road, intercepting five passes while also blocking a pivotal kick at West Virginia.

The Frogs will need more of the same from Verrett in 2013. He makes everyone else on the defense better because he can shut down half of the field. That not only helps the defensive unit but also the safeties who are confident that Verrett can lock his guy down even when put on an island.

Verrett was also very consistent in 2012 as he had two interceptions in each third of the season, and he had eight, seven and seven pass deflections in those thirds. Those interception numbers remained high even as teams began to throw away from Verrett.

Whether Kevin White or Travosky Garrett lines up at the second corner position, TCU will put together one of the top cornerback combos in the league simply due to the strength of Verrett.

Great teams have those rare players that are special and unique, and we believe that could be Verrett for TCU in 2013. It will be his last year in Fort Worth, and he will have an opportunity to cement himself as one of the top defenders to ever play at TCU if he can duplicate his 2012 season.

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