banner
NC State

Amerson reported to be NFL bound

Posted January 5, 2013

— North Carolina State junior cornerback David Amerson will be making the jump to the NFL according to reports and supportive messages from another Wolfpack athlete.

According to a report Friday from Darren Heitner, a sports business writer for Forbes, Amerson will enter the NFL Draft and was in the process of submitting his papers to NFL.

While the announcement has not yet been made official by Amerson, he has garnered the support from Rodney Purvis, a freshman guard on NC State’s basketball team. David Amerson Our Lens On: David Amerson

“Funny how fans react when a athlete decides to go pro and fulfill his dreams,” Purvis wrote Saturday morning on his Twitter account. “Dave Amerson has proven himself and left a huge impact at NCSU.”

A statement from the university Saturday hinted that Amerson’s departure is a foregone conclusion; it’s just a matter of making it official.

“He said he would let me know when he is ready to announce and he hasn’t done so,” a school spokesperson stated. “No idea if he actually submitted the paperwork or not.”

Amerson set a school and ACC record as a sophomore with 13 interceptions, a mark that was punctuated with two picks in a Belk Bowl win over Louisville. N.C. State Logo More NCSU Stories

While many have deemed Amerson’s junior campaign a “down year,” the 6-foot-3 Greensboro native upped his pass break-ups mark from five to 12 and still tied for the conference lead with five interceptions. Amerson also added 61 tackles from his corner position this past season.

Amerson, a consensus All-America in 2011, will leave NC State as the school's all-time leader in interceptions with 18.

Multiple draft projections have Amerson as a top-10 NFL-eligible player at the cornerback position and suggest him to be a third- or fourth-round pick.

Amerson will join a host of other juniors that have already declared for the draft including fellow cornerbacks Tharold Simon (LSU), Tyrann Mathieu (LSU), Mike Edwards, (Hawaii), Xavier Rhodes (Florida St.) and Logan Ryan (Rutgers).

The deadline for underclassmen to submit their paperwork for the NFL Draft is Jan. 15.

18 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • duane11 Jan 9, 9:43 a.m.

    my last image of Amerson, is giving up the 4th and long completion for a first down in the bowl game, while Earl Wolff was flattening the qb...State was still in the game up until that point

  • Ken D. Jan 6, 1:40 p.m.

    As a Carolina fan, I hate to see him go.

    — Posted by PacknoPride

    As a State fan, I don't.

    I don't mean to knock him. He's pretty good. But teams figured out that... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    I'm not sure he would learn more about playing defense by staying around. He either has the talent to play in the NFL or he doesn't. If he's still in school just to get a pro career, rather than an education, he might as well find out now if that's in the cards for him.

    I'm guessing the new coaching staff would rather invest their energy working with a younger player who's going to be in the system for more than just next season.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 6, 11:23 a.m.

    As a Carolina fan, I hate to see him go.

    — Posted by PacknoPride

    As a State fan, I don't.

    I don't mean to knock him. He's pretty good. But teams figured out that he bites on the first move hoping to make a play on the ball. So double moves burn him every time. Last year was good for him. This year he was exposed. He needs one more year before going pro IMO. I wish him well, but we're not losing an all-star in Amerson.

  • ncguy Jan 6, 10:37 a.m.

    He doesn't want to be around next year because he knows it's gonna be a tough year- ya tougher than this year.

    As for being a 3rd round pick? maybe but so Was Russell wilson - you can watch him tonight on TV STARTING QB for the NFL

    so ya never know

  • wolfpackfan15 Jan 6, 9:28 a.m.

    Best of luck to you David. You will do well in the NFL. You will be missed at N.C. State, I, personally, know I loved you watching you make big plays! But, it is time for you to move on to bigger and better things, and I know you want to really break out! This is your time, make the best of it! I will continue to root for you wherever you go. GO PACK!

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jan 6, 7:22 a.m.

    With a new coaching staff, next year may have been a struggle for Amerson, so I can't blame him for bolting to the NFL. Some team may take a chance on him, and it's better to try out for the NFL when you have one great year and one bad year, than one great year followed by two bad years.

  • laytonjlje Jan 5, 11:03 p.m.

    Amerson relies too much on his talent. Poor work habits equals failure in any occupation. He will need to become coachable if he wants to stay in the NFL very long.

  • mrwufabc Jan 5, 8:03 p.m.

    Thank goodness. Good luck. You win some, you Amersome.

  • tayled Jan 5, 7:46 p.m.

    Amerson was beaten on many a play this year because unlike in 2011, when he was so good (a) teams learned how to play him; and (2) he did not have the team around him defensivel that he had in 2011, specifically Mr. Manning and Mr. Cole.

    I think coming out this year will be good for the team, but might be a bad move for him individually.

  • PacknoPride Jan 5, 7:32 p.m.

    As a Carolina fan, I hate to see him go.

More...

 

 

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Tomorrow at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Tonight at 5:00 on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Tonight at 7:00 on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Tonight at 7:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    Tomorrow at 12:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
12:00pm Today
UNC
BUT
 
2:30pm Today
ECU
HAW
 
5:00pm Tonight
DUKE
FUR
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
POR
 
7:00pm Tonight
NCSU
RICH
 
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
CAR
 
Final
WAS 102
ATL 106
Final
MIA 97
GSW 114
Final
MIL 98
DET 86
Final
NOP 89
SAC 99
Final
DEN 114
CHI 109
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
BRK
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
GSW
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
POR
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
WAS
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
LAC
 
7:30pm Tonight
DAL
NYK
 
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
MIL
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
SAC
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
UTA
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
IND
 
9:00pm Tonight
PHO
DEN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MEM
 
Final
UMO 21
OHIO 24
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
ELON 74
MRGST 73
 
Final
MIZZ 61
PURD 82
Final
MAR 55
HAW 62
Final
UNF 77
LIB 57
 
Final
CHAM 85
BYU 121
Final
BUCK 58
MDES 55
Final
UGST 85
WCU 70
Final
UWGB 64
EVAN 62
Final
ARST 71
ALA 76
 
Final
OHIO 69
ARKPB 60
 
Final
UNH 75
BU 68
 
Final
OU 70
CHIST 57
Final
TOL 79
DET 82
Final
CLMB 57
FD 47
 
Final
QUIN 50
HART 54
 
Final
SFLA 71
HOF 70
Final
HARV 84
HOU 63
Final
BONA 79
JST 71
 
Final
STJOE 74
LIU 70
 
Final
SYR 70
GHND 37
 
Final
MLOWELL 102
MTIDA 57
 
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
Final
VT 54
NIOWA 73
Final
WOFF 82
OHVALLEY 54
 
Final
TEMPL 76
PENN 67
Final
RUTG 50
PETE 68
Final
BGU 62
SEMIZ 54
Final
LAS 73
Terriers 60
 
Final
UVA 79
TENST 36
Final
KENT 92
TXARL 44
Final
FSU 66
CITA 55
Final
PBY 63
TOCC 40
 
Final
COOK 56
TENNM 74
 
Final
WMARY 83
WILL 49
Final
USB 71
WKENT 61
 
Final
HIGH 88
WMPEACE 71
 
Final
SMU 72
ARK 78
Final
ARMY 80
BING 54
 
Final
CSOU 80
CARK 67
 
Final
UMBC 54
HOW 68
 
Final
ARZ 72
KYST 68
Final
OREG 63
VCU 77
Final
PSU 78
AKR 72
Final
SCST 92
CIU 55
 
Final
CREI 75
EILL 53
Final
ALAAM 61
JVST 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 91
JCHR 65
 
Final
TXSA 57
LOYC 71
Final
NDST 64
MNCROOK 63
 
Final
NEB 80
NEOM 67
Final
VANDY 63
NORST 53
 
Final
STLU 57
NCAT 54
 
Final
MTST 65
NARZ 53
Final
TTU 75
NWST 64
 
Final
TULA 74
SOUTH 59
 
Final
ILLCH 87
STXAVIER 76
 
Final
TEX 78
RFLSH 46
Final
BRAD 52
TAMCC 38
 
Final
SMISS 72
TROY 70
Final
DRAK 73
IUPUI 60
Final
ARKST 58
LAM 63
 
Final
FLGC 62
USF 47
Final
COL 68
AFA 53
Final
IDAHO 75
BSU 86
Final
GRCN 64
BUF 80
 
Final
ORU 52
LALAF 76
 
Final
CHAR 74
MIAMI 77
Final
ISU 63
MD 72
Final
UMO 46
NW 55
 
Final
SACST 97
BRISTOL 63
 
Final
MICH 55
VILL 60
Final
SDST 74
PITT 57
Final
USC 53
CSFU 49
 
Final
STAN 84
DEL 47
 
12:00pm Today
UNC
BUT
 
12:00pm Today
FRES
MAR
 
12:00pm Today
CHAT
RMU
 
12:00pm Today
EMICH
ROCH
 
1:30pm Today
MRGST
LIB
 
2:00pm Today
HAMP
AMER
 
2:00pm Today
BEL
DEN
 
2:00pm Today
UMASS
NE
 
2:00pm Today
JMU
SHU
 
2:00pm Today
KNST
SAMF
 
2:30pm Today
ECU
HAW
 
2:30pm Today
CHAM
MIZZ
 
2:30pm Today
OKLA
UCLA
 
2:30pm Today
CCAR
LAMON
 
4:00pm Today
ELON
UNF
 
4:00pm Today
UWMIL
ORU
 
4:30pm Today
WCU
CHIST
 
5:00pm Tonight
DUKE
FUR
 
5:00pm Tonight
BYU
PURD
 
6:00pm Tonight
EVAN
USF
 
7:00pm Tonight
COL
GTDNS
 
7:00pm Tonight
VERM
BRY
 
7:00pm Tonight
OSU
CAMP
 
7:00pm Tonight
CORN
CAN
 
7:00pm Tonight
LOU
CLST
 
7:00pm Tonight
UCF
DAVID
 
7:00pm Tonight
IONA
DELST
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
UGST
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOWS
GOUCHER
 
7:00pm Tonight
ND
GRAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
YALE
LAF
 
7:00pm Tonight
GWU
LONG
 
7:00pm Tonight
VT
UMO
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAKE
MNTER
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
PSUHARRIS
 
7:00pm Tonight
NCSU
RICH
 
7:00pm Tonight
MINN
STJ
 
7:00pm Tonight
JVU
TRINBAPT
 
7:00pm Tonight
YOUNG
UMKC
 
7:00pm Tonight
UAB
WISC
 
7:30pm Tonight
PITT
KYST
 
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
VMI
 
8:00pm Tonight
DEP
LEH
 
8:00pm Tonight
UNT
MVSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
MARS
MORE
 
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
RAD
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
TENT
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMU
TXSOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
UTAH
TXPA
 
8:00pm Tonight
LMU
UCR
 
8:00pm Tonight
SCAR
UNCA
 
8:00pm Tonight
SD
WAYNEST
 
8:30pm Tonight
UWGB
FLGC
 
8:30pm Tonight
IOWA
NILL
 
9:00pm Tonight
ORST
AUB
 
9:00pm Tonight
MONT
CARROLLMT
 
9:00pm Tonight
SUTAH
EKENT
 
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
FAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
WYO
STET
 
9:05pm Tonight
EWASH
NKENTUCKY
 
9:05pm Tonight
IDST
WLVRN
 
9:30pm Tonight
GEOR
UF
 
9:30pm Tonight
GONZ
UGA
 
9:30pm Tonight
NIOWA
NW
 
10:00pm Tonight
SDST
ARZ
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
CPSL
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCD
UTST
 
10:30pm Tonight
NDAK
ALAST
 
11:00pm Tonight
CSNO
PORST
 
11:30pm Tonight
AKAN
PAC
 
11:30pm Tonight
OKST
TULSA
 
Final
CLB 2
WIN 4
Final
NAS 4
LOS 3
Final
STL 2
OTT 3
Final
DAL 3
EDM 2
Final
ARI 3
COL 4
Final
ANA 3
CAL 2
 
Final
VAN 2
NJD 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
WAS
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
WIN
 
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
CAR
 
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
NYR
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
PHI
 
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LOS
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
CHI
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CAL