Emory Hunt: Jared Verse Has A Sense For The Dramatic

April 22nd, 2024

Florida State edge rusher Jared Verse.

Big-time players make big plays in crunch time. And Emory Hunt said that’s who Jared Verse is.

The Florida State edge rusher is a gamewrecker. And Hunt, of CBS, told Joe at the combine that when you need a play, that’s when Verse is at his best.

“He is someone who has the relentlessness and has the ability to finish the play,” Hunt said of Verse.

Imagine that, finishing the play?

Hunt described Verse’s impact as that of a home-run-hitting running back. Oh, defenses may hold him in check for chunks of the game but when the team needs a play — bam!

“It’s kind of in the sense of the running backs, I remember studying [Verse] last year because I thought he was going to come out [in the draft],” Hunt said. “Verse was someone who has a great sense of timing that the top pass rushers have to where they go, ‘Hey, if it is third down and a big moment in the game, if we need a play’ — boom! He makes it.”

That was Verse’s M.O. at Florida State, Hunt noted.

“He was doing that for Florida State,” Hunt said. “And I think that is the type of guy he’s going to be. Where, yeah, early in the game he may be quiet and then when there is a big moment in the game — boom! — here comes a play. Or here comes the bat [down] at the line of scrimmage or here comes a strip-sack.”

Joe saw few Florida State games last year but Hunt seems to make a good point. If a game was close, you could just about bank on Verse making a killer play late in the game whether it was bullrushing a left right into the quarterback for a sack or a strip-sack to turn a game around.

Does Verse have a flair for the dramatic? Maybe. Is he a gamewrecker? Sure is.

25 Responses to “Emory Hunt: Jared Verse Has A Sense For The Dramatic”

  1. SlyPirate Says:


    The Bucs line up Verse, CK, Vea, Yaya (plus Van Pran on the other side) and they are a Top 3 team in the NFC. He’s the best defensive player in the draft. Sadly, I don’t think he lasts past the 12th pick. Fingers crossed.

  2. JimBobBuc Says:

    A great player and I’d love to have him! He’s not going to last long and nowhere near 26. However, a trade up would be too expensive in my mind.

  3. Trey Says:

    Yeah but likely would cost us an arm and a leg to get him. Latu seems much more obtainable.

  4. DS Says:

    He won’t get past 15

  5. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    I hope we never draft anyone from any of the Florida colleges. College football fans are usually dumb so then we have all these irrational comments by fans of the schools that never give the player the benefit of the doubt because of where he went. It’s one of the more embarrassing things about Bucs fans.

  6. Dave Pear Says:

    Making game changing plays is what top tier players do.

    Name one time that Gerald McCoy ever did that.

    You can’t.

  7. AL121976 Says:

    I am Sold on this guy, trading up to get him would not bother me in the least

  8. Easy The Great Says:

    Verse is great obviously…but ill never forget Hunt saying JTS was the best pass rusher in his draft LOFL

  9. SB~LV Says:

    Only if he is there, no trading up

  10. Fred McNeil Says:

    I am also loathe to trade up.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    C’mon 7/11 – Daddy needs a new Edge rusher….

  12. Buc4evr Says:

    Most of the mock drafts have him going between 11 and 19. If he actually dropped to 19, which I don’t see happening, then I would expect Jason to try to trade. Otherwise at 26 I would try to get the best Center possible. And no to Latu, the guy is destined to have neck problems.

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Dave Pear – there was that one time vs the Falcons – in the 4th Quarter – 4th down with the game on the line – Gerald put on his batman cape and grabbed Matt Ryan by the ankle and forced an incomplete – sealing the all important (not) victory and saving the day like any good superhero would…. So you can’t say he NEVER made a game changing play – there WAS that ONE time… LOL

  14. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    ^^^ lol. I was thinking of the same (only) play that Gerald made that was memorable.

    Hey Red Pen – FSU fan here – Verse can play, and I don’t care what school he went to. I want to best players possible regardless of college school.

  15. Idroolpewter&red Says:

    The Bucs won’t get within sniffing distance of Verse on Thursday. Sniffing distance would be he drops to pick 17 or 18. Then, and only then, should Licht think about working a trade to go up several spots. For that to happen, there would need to be 16 or 17 morons ahead of us.

  16. Tucker Says:

    McCoy is still on the team? Let that go already geez. I highly doubt bucs will be anywhere close to drafting verse. Latu maybe but I doubt that he makes it close either. It would be a home run, but it would be against all odds, that they could draft either one.

  17. Smashsquatch Says:

    Dream pick, but it ain’t happening. I wouldn’t approve selling out the future to acquire him, and that’s what it would take.

  18. 2023 Surprised the Hell out of me Says:

    Great hilights he is a Animal …. aka a Beast on the pass Rush!!

  19. gotbbucs Says:

    He’s not gonna be there at 26 and this team shouldn’t be trading up for anyone in the 1st round of this draft.

  20. Conner50 Says:

    I feel like the Dixie chicks are gonna pick Verse being that they need an edge rusher too and Morris is a defensive minded coach. Gonna suck seeing him twice a year but we got Wirfs to over power him

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Verse is worth trading up for.

  22. D-Rok Says:

    Like this guy. He’s a football player, and a stud. Only the best know WHEN it’s time to give their best, and Verse seems to know it. Love it if we could get him, but it doesn’t seem likely.

  23. Drew Says:

    Can we start a rumor about Verse to drop him to 26. Throw some rumors at the wall and if it sticks run with it.

  24. Esteban85 Says:

    Dude is a lion, a true QB hunter. Hope an AFC team gets him and not the seagulls

  25. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Just saw a mock draft that had Verse going to the Cardinals at 27… Right after the Bucs picked Chop Robinson. This is from the geniuses from NFL app 🤦‍♂️