Daily draft dish: Big props to small corner


With draft day (May 8) rapidly approaching, we'll whet your appetite with a daily factoid, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. We'll keep it New York Jets-centric, sticking to team needs, possible selections, trends, etc.

If TCU's Jason Verrett were a couple of inches taller, he'd be in the conversation for top cornerback in the draft. But he's only 5-9, which is too bad because he has top cover skills. Opponents completed only 33.3 percent of their passes when targeting Verrett, the lowest completion percentage allowed of any Big 12 defensive back (min 20 attempts), according to Stats LLC. And it's not like teams avoided him. He averaged 1.5 passes defensed per game, tied for sixth in the FBS. He finished last season with 16, including two interceptions.

Cornerback is a priority position for the Jets, but it would be a reach to take him with the 18th pick and he probably won't last until their second-round choice (49th).