He also has drawn the interest of several NFL teams.
At the NFL scouting combine, the 6-foot, 200-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times, best at his position group, had a 4.07 short shuttle for the second-best at his position, and had a 34-inch vertical leap.
Athletic and instinctive, Vereen, whose father played wide receiver at UNLV and was a ninth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1979 NFL draft, started 36 career games for the Golden Gophers.
Brock Vereen has four career interceptions.
Vereen has a background as a starting cornerback before shifting to safety and then back to cornerback.
He was a first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection last season after shifting back to cornerback from safety.
Vereen graduated from high school with a 4.4 grade point average, turning down Stanford to enroll at Minnesota.
Last season, Vereen had 59 tackles and one forced fumble.
As a starter at cornerback for all 12 games in 2011, he had a career-high 67 tackles with seven pass deflections and one interception with a forced fumble.
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