Fourth-round draft pick Alterraun Verner, whom I projected as a potential third-round target
of the Titans, was one of the great stories of the Titans' 2010 training camp. It seemed like the ball-hawking Verner had several picks every week throughout camp and he added another in prime time on national TV.
Verner supporters can point to his interceptions as evidence he should be the starter at right corner when the season opens September 12. I don't believe Verner will be the starter -- yet -- and I doubt if Jeff Fisher will select Verner to start the season opener.
What hasn't received as much attention as Verner's interceptions is his weakness in deep coverage. He simply doesn't have great speed. We saw him beaten badly once versus the Panthers, something that occurred too often in camp.
Kenny Britt , Nate Washington and Justin Gage all beat Verner for "touchdowns" in training camp, not only in seven on sevens, but also in eleven on elevens, when the quarterbacks had rushers to contend with and a limited field of vision. (Britt beat Verner several times on bombs and Washington and Gage each beat him deep at least once that I recall.)