Jared Verse 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Albany transfer
- Scheme tendencies: Edge rusher in both even and odd fronts
- 2022 projected role: Starting edge rusher
Pros: In his first season playing at Florida State, Jared Verse has quickly shown that he has the talent to play at this level. Verse has a quick first step that he uses to beat defenders in both the run game and as a pass rusher. In the run game, Verse can use his quickness to shoot a gap on slant plays. He is also capable of running plays down backside when he is left unblocked. But the most impressive thing in how Verse uses his athleticism to play the run is when he plays the read option. He stays square to the line of scrimmage and is in position to play the running back or the quarterback. As a pass rusher, Verse’s first step allows him to get around the edge on offensive linemen and he can turn the corner to get to the quarterback.
Cons: Jared Verse is a player that is making the jump from a lower-level D1 conference to a big-time conference like the ACC and it shows at times. Sometimes it appears that the game is still moving fast for Verse and he doesn’t always react quickly to plays. There are moments when offensive linemen are able to block him because he is late to identify the type of block and work to defeat the block. Verse is also late to trigger his pass rush at times. Once the ball is snapped, Verse appears to react late when trying to determine if it is pass or run. Overall, Verse has shown that he has great upside. His deficiencies as a player can be solved with more in-game reps.
Jared Verse NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez