Jared Verse
Jared Verse  DE  Florida State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jared Verse
Height
6-4
Weight
254
College
Florida State
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Dayton, OH
89.5/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank (DL)
4.58
FortyYD Time
Sacks
9
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
41
Sol tackles
23
Jared Verse Prospect Overview
Oct 7, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Jared Verse (5) celebrates after a sack against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Verse DE/EDGE Florida State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jared Verse DE/EDGE Florida State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 03/01/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (95%*)
Age: 23.4 DOB: 11/04/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 254 (18%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (50%*) Arm: 33 1/2 (49%*) Span: 79 3/8 (31%*)
Forty: 4.58 (C) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.44 (C) (48%*) Ten Yard: 1.60 (C) (81%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (71%*) Broad: 127 (C) (97%*)
Three Cone: 7.31 (C) (39%*) Bench: 31 (C) (94%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 03/01/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.58 seconds (95%*)
Age: 23.4 DOB: 11/04/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 254 (18%*)
Hands: 9 7/8 (50%*) Arm: 33 1/2 (49%*)
Span: 79 3/8 (31%*)
Forty: 4.58 (C) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.44 (C) (48%*)
10 Yard: 1.60 (C) (81%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (71%*) Broad: 127 (C) (97%*)
3 Cone: 7.31 (C) (39%*) Bench: 31 (C) (94%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 89.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
64%
Pass Rush:
97%
Run Defense:
73%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid
Overall Rank: #11 Position rank: #2
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 1650
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
David Ojabo - Michigan
96%
Kayvon Thibodeaux - Oregon
92%
Drake Jackson - USC
86%
Draft Profile: Bio
Jared Verse, starting his football days at Central Columbia HS in Berwick, PA, found his collegiate football home at Albany after redshirting in 2019. His first active season in the delayed spring 2020 FCS season was followed by a standout fall, where he secured 14.5 sacks, 21.5 TFLs, and a spot on the first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association.

Next, Verse transferred to Florida State, arriving with a 4-star transfer prospect rating and being regarded as the second-best EDGE in the transfer portal. At the Seminoles, he showed his worth, impressing against opposing offenses and putting up strong numbers in his opening season.

In his 2022 season with the Seminoles, Verse continued to impress, accumulating nine sacks and 17 TFLs in one campaign. His performance earned him first-team All-ACC honors, confirming his standing as a defensive force against top collegiate competition.

Looking to the 2023 NFL Draft, Verse was in the conversation for a likely first-round pick, drawing comparisons with names like Will Anderson Jr. and Tyree Wilson. However, he chose to return to Florida State for another season, aiming for a title and the top EDGE spot in the 2024 draft. Scouts are keeping a watchful eye as Verse continues his journey toward the NFL.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Verse brings a seasoned pass-rush plan to the table, executing a myriad of initial and counter moves with polished technique and shrewd decision-making.
  • The explosive first step is a cornerstone of his game, dictating pass-rush scenarios by imposing his will and disrupting offensive linemen's rhythm off the snap.
  • Elite athletic skills -- Made Bruce Feldman's 2023 'Freaks List' at number 26. He wrote: "another year at FSU has enabled him to continue to develop, both physically and in his on-field skill set. At 6-3 1/2, 260 pounds, Verse power-cleans 360 pounds, squats 555 and benches 455, but he also has excellent burst, running 21.14 MPH in a game with a max acceleration of 5.85m/s with a max deceleration of -6.98m/s."
  • Exceptional bend and flexibility allow Verse to exploit the edge, dipping under offensive tackles and maintaining a tight, efficient path to the quarterback.
  • Natural athletic gifts are evident in his lateral agility, enabling effective redirection and counter moves that continue to confound protective schemes.
  • His functional strength shouldn't be understated – Verse consistently delivers powerful punches and showcases the ability to hold his ground against heavier opponents.
  • The motor on Verse runs incessantly, reflecting a high-effort player who brings relentless energy and pursuit from snap to whistle on every down.
  • Hand usage is a notable strength, displaying rapid and potent strikes that effectively navigate through opposing linemen's blocks to disrupt the backfield.
  • A hallmark of his game, the palpable explosiveness, permeates through his every move, asserting dominance in gap penetration and providing a perpetual disruptive presence.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Verse, while maintaining exterior leverage, occasionally overshoots, enabling offensive schemes to exploit created lanes, undermining the run defense’s integrity and effectiveness.
  • Despite a robust and physical approach to run defense, there's a discernible lack of control in his tackling, often resulting in missed opportunities in the backfield.
  • While the collegiate tackle-for-loss numbers are there, skepticism arises regarding the translatability of those statistics to the NFL, demanding further refinement in his approach.
  • Anticipation and mental processing in run scenarios require elevation; enhancing block recognition and reactionary quickness out of his stance remains a pivotal area for development.
  • Verse's effective hand usage in pass-rush scenarios demands translation into run defense, ensuring that generated power and jolt are equivalently impactful across all play types.
Scouting Report: Summary
In 2023, Jared Verse, now a fifth-year senior, is looking to boost his draft stock for the 2024 NFL Draft. He wants to be mentioned in discussions about the top defensive players moving to the pro game. His impressive stats give him a good start, and the upcoming season is an opportunity to make his name even more well-known in pro ranks.

Known for his elite athleticism and combination of size and speed, Verse has successfully transitioned from the FCS level to a prominent role at Florida State. Now, he’s ready for another big step. With a full college resume, Verse is looking towards the 2024 draft, not just with hope but with a solid argument for a high spot, possibly in the top half of the first round, showcasing an impressive and unusual journey through college football.

Florida State's defense is set to be one of the top in the country in 2023, and Verse is a key player in that unit. His ability to pressure quarterbacks and stop the run will be crucial for the team and will provide support for the rest of the defense.

While Verse was already on track to be a high draft pick, another strong season with the Seminoles could push his draft stock even higher, potentially placing him within the top five picks come April.

Jared Verse percentiles vs other Defensive Ends (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Jared Verse (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
12.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
1.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.