Countdown of TCU Impact Players: No. 6

HornedFrogBlitz.com continues our count down for top impact players for the Frogs. Coming in at No. 6 on the list is redshirt freshman cornerback, Ranthony Texada.

TEXADA PROFILE
Position: CB
Class: RS Freshman
Ht. 5-10 Wt. 170
2013 Stats: Redshirted

What makes Texada an impact player?

The TCU Horned Frogs are absolutely stacked on the defensive side of the football, as they return the majority of their starters from 2013 back. One big name is gone however and its going to be up to Texada to make the transition seemless. We're of course talking about San Diego Chargers 1st round pick, Jason Verrett.

While Texada is young, he's impressed the staff from the first day he stepped on campus. A tireless worker and cat quick, Texada has the ability to stick to his man like glue. With Kevin White holding down the other side of the field, teams will probably take shots at Texada early on to see if he's up to the task.

At 5'10" and 170 pounds, Texada isn't going to manhandle people so he'll have to use his speed and athleticism to stay in his man's back pocket. He's shown that he can lock down receivers in practice, now it's time to do it on the big stage.

A short memory is a must, as Texada is probably going to give up a few big plays due to inexperience. How quickly he picks himself up off the canvas and goes right back to attacking his man will determine the impact he has on the defense in 2014.


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