Jul 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."
- Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again03I remember him. The preseason "Best DB in the Country".- Posted by Hans
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.
I remember him. The preseason "Best DB in the Country".- Posted by Hans
- Posted by Ken D.- Posted by HammerheadAs 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...- Posted by sburks1906
Agreed, something made his draft stock drop. Shouldn't a chance to start on an NFL team be motivation enough?
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.