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Amerson uses draft drop as pro motivation

Posted July 31, 2013

— 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.

David Amerson CB Amerson getting reps with Redskins first team

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."

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  • Obamacare rules Aug 1, 2013

    I think the Skins wasted a draft pick here....I hope I'm wrong but this kid will probably be a bust.

  • Ken D. Aug 1, 2013

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    There is a lot more to being a good DB than just interceptions. I don't know that his performance dropped. Just that his stats did. He'll have his chance to show what he can do in the NFL.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again03 Aug 1, 2013

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    He WAS the best DB in the nation, so naturally he was tabbed as the preseason best in the nation in the season that followed. And his performance dropped. Sometimes players let accolades go to their heads too much.

  • Hans Aug 1, 2013

    I remember him. The preseason "Best DB in the Country".

  • Hammerhead Aug 1, 2013

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    So he's even more delusional then. His skill level will be born out soon enough.

  • Carameltoe Aug 1, 2013

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    Wah wah wah! That is all I hear...

  • Ken D. Aug 1, 2013

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    Drop? I thought he would go much lower than #51. His high INT count as a soph was due to taking high risk gambles that paid off, because he had some pretty experienced defenders around him to cover up his mistakes. Last year, those other defenders were pretty green, and it showed.

  • Deacons Aug 1, 2013

    I will be shocked if he succeeds in the NFL, he has no speed and I still think he is a bit arrogant. His lack of speed alone will be his downfall.

  • Hammerhead Aug 1, 2013

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    Agreed, something made his draft stock drop. Shouldn't a chance to start on an NFL team be motivation enough?

  • sburks1906 Aug 1, 2013

    As an NCSU alum, it didn't surprise me to see Amerson drop - especially after that Tennessee game where he was used like Charmin. Maybe this will serve as motivation...
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