25-Year-Old Cornerback – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Verner will start at cornerback for the Titans....
Alterraun Verner Contract Information:
Agreed to a four-year, $26.5 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2014.
Verner agreed to a deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The emergence of Jason McCourty pushed Verner out of the IDP picture in 2011 for the most part, but the exit of Cortland Finnegan this offseason means Verner should regain his role as a starting cornerback in Tennessee. The job has turned out to be highly profitable for IDP purposes, as Tennessee starting cornerbacks have averaged 95 tackles per season the last two years. That includes a 101-tackle rookie season for Verner in 2010, one in which he actually started only 12 games. The arrival of fourth-round pick Coty Sensabaugh is somewhat of a concern, but Verner should hold him off.
Verner was one of the league’s most promising rookies last year after his fourth-round selection out of UCLA. While he lacks standout athleticism, the instincts and ball skills that made him a top player for the Bruins allowed Verner to earn a starting role in his first year with the Titans. The result was 101 tackles (85 solo) with three interceptions and 11 pass deflections. The Titans figure to have a lackluster offense again in 2011, so Verner should get plenty of snaps as he attempts to duplicate his rookie-year production.
Verner is getting opportunities in training camp to become a starting cornerback for 2010, but is likely to remain as a backup during his rookie season.