2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Florida State EDGE Jared Verse

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Jared Verse

Florida State

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Jared Verse

Florida State

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YearSchoolClassGamesSolo TacklesAssisted TacklesTotal TacklesTackles For LossSacksInterceptionsPasses DefendedForced Fumbles
2022Florida StaterSO1222264817.09.0000


  • High Motor defensive player with a tenacity to attack the ball
  • Keys ball, releases his block, and attacks the ball carrier rather well
  • Capable of driving through offensive linemen to collapse pocket


  • Would like to see him be more creative off the edge to beat offensive linemen
  • Adequate ability to diagnose the read-option quickly and efficiently
  • Lacks burst and acceleration versus the outside run


2024 NFL Draft: Jared Verse Draft Profile and Scouting Report

Jared Verse popped onto the scene in 2021 following his transfer from the University of Albany, an FCS program. Played in 12 games for the Seminoles, including 9 starts, and quickly became one of the best defensive prospects in the ACC. Verse was the only player in the conference, and only one of two in Power 5, to finish with four games of more than two tackles for loss. Despite missing some time due to injury, he finished second in the ACC and 10th nationally with a 1.4 tackles per loss average. There were some thoughts that Verse could declare for the 2023 NFL Draft, and be selected in the first round, but opted to return to Florida State instead.

Jared Verse 40 Time

Projected 40 Time: 4.68 seconds

Jared Verse is a raw, but very talented defensive prospect. He’s a versatile prospect that can play multiple positions at the next-level. Verse plays with a high motor and doesn’t stop attacking the ball until the whistle is blown. Displays a solid ability to key the ball, release his block, and attack the ball upfield. He possesses a nice tackle range, but needs to be more consistent in his ability to wrap-up and bring down ball carriers. Has good drive and push to power through offensive linemen to break down the pocket. Possesses a solid ability to stun and push outside of offensive linemen. However, I would like to see him be more creative in his ways to beat offensive linemen. Possesses an adequate ability to diagnose read-options plays quickly and efficiently. Lacks quick burst and acceleration to attack ball carriers vs the outside run.

Recruiting Bio

Jared Verse was a graduate of Central Columbia High School in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Verse was an unranked prospect in the class of 2019 that chose the University of Albany, an FCS program, to continue to play football after receiving no scholarship offers.

After three years at Albany, Jared Verse officially entered the transfer portal. Given his accomplishments for the Great Danes, Verse had more than 30 offers from some of the biggest football programs in the country. He eventually chose Florida State University, the school in which he enrolled at in January of 2022.


  • 2022 First-Team All-American (The Athletic)
  • 2022 First-Team All-ACC
  • 2022 Florida State Defensive MVP

2024 EDGE Rankings


Jared Verse

EDGE – Florida State


JT Tuimoloau

EDGE – Ohio State


Bralen Trice

EDGE – Washington


Dallas Turner

EDGE – Alabama


Jack Sawyer

EDGE – Ohio State


Zion Tupuola-Fetui

EDGE – Washington

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