Amerson uses draft drop as pro motivation
Posted July 31, 2013
Richmond, Va. — After a career that included 18 interceptions in three seasons, cornerback David Amerson is looking to prove something to NFL general managers who let him slip to No. 51 in the NFL Draft.
"I definitely think I have better talent than some of the guys that went before me," Amerson said this week.
Although he is a rookie in the Washington Redskins organization, Amerson is working with the starters in training camp, trying to show he is both willing and able.
"I'm working at left and right corners, wherever they need me," Amerson said.
After his sophomore year, Amerson was projected as a Top 10 pick. His 13 interceptions in 2011 set both ACC and NCAA marks. But his junior season was a mixed bag.
Injuries to veterans in the Redskins backfield have given Amerson a training camp showcase.
Along with his play, Amerson has turned heads with his distinctive footwear. He says the socks add a little flavor and give him confidence.
He's got plenty of support from family and friends, too, who can make the drive from his hometown in Greensboro to Skins camp in Richmond.
"My family can come see me play. It's a good area to be in," he said. "I'm enjoying myself."