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David Amerson | Defensive Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: North Carolina State
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According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, Redskins coaches have seen in second-year CB David Amerson a "facsimile of Aqib Talib."
In layman's terms, they believe Amerson is an exact copy of Talib. The Redskins are banking on a sophomore leap from Amerson to help turn around a secondary that was shredded last year. Amerson stands 6'1/205 with terrific ball skills. He picked off 13 passes as a sophomore at NC State. Amerson is penned in as the starter opposite DeAngelo Hall. The Skins' real concern is at safety. Jun 6 - 12:49 PM
Source: NFL.com

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The Redskins still plan to start David Amerson across from DeAngelo Hall this season.

The Skins meekly tried to upgrade their secondary in free agency, but whiffed on all their targets other than oft-burned nickel corner Tracy Porter. It leaves Amerson, last year's second-round pick, with a ton on his shoulders. Jay Gruden has said the coaches believe the rangy prospect is "ready." Until he proves it, this unit will be one to attack from a fantasy matchup perspective.
Apr 9 - 8:01 AM

Redskins CB David Amerson is expected to get a chance to start in 2014.

Amerson, the 51st selection in last April's draft, served as the Redskins No. 3 corner behind DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson as a rookie. Both Wilson and Hall are set to become free agents. There will likely be mutual interest between Hall and the Redskins regarding a new deal, but Wilson struggled and will probably be elsewhere. Amerson (6-foot-1, 205) has the ideal length to play outside. Washington will also be eyeing corners in free agency and the draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 28 - 2:55 PM

Redskins CB David Amerson (concussion) is expected to be cleared for Week 7.

"He passed his tests," coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday. "He’ll be tested every day and go through the protocol, and if he passes his tests each day, he should be ready to go." A second-round pick, Amerson has made two starts this season, playing 245 snaps.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Redskins CB David Amerson left Sunday night's Week 6 game against the Cowboys with a concussion.

Amerson suffered a helmet to helmet hit on a kickoff return in the third quarter and is out for the game. He'll now need to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:26:00 PM

Second-round pick David Amerson has received more first-team reps than any cornerback in Redskins camp.

Per the Washington Post, coaches and veteran players have both described Amerson as "the most talented corner on the team." Amerson obviously doesn't lack talent, but he's still prone to peeking into the backfield, a problem that plagued him throughout last season at North Carolina State. In an ideal world, the Redskins will fix that issue and use Amerson at outside corner in all nickel packages, opposite Josh Wilson with DeAngelo Hall in the slot.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Redskins signed second-round CB David Amerson to a four-year contract.

Amerson was beat deep more than any cornerback in college football last season, but the Redskins believe his issues were fundamental and fixable. The Skins are expected to open the season with Josh Wilson at right corner, DeAngelo Hall at left corner, and E.J. Biggers in the nickel package. Amerson should target Biggers to unseat for sub-package duty, pushing Hall into the slot.
Fri, May 17, 2013 04:20:00 PM

CSN Washington reports No. 51 pick CB David Amerson's size, length and speed were "evident as he smothered receivers" in Redskins rookie minicamp.

He played mostly right corner. Amerson was routinely burned for touchdown bombs at NC State in 2012, but coach Mike Shanahan believes his issues are fixable. "We do a lot of things differently in our secondary," Shanahan said. "We think we can give him opportunities he hasn’t had in the past." Amerson will push Josh Wilson and DeAngelo Hall for a starting cornerback job in camp.
Wed, May 8, 2013 06:02:00 PM

The Redskins are grooming No. 51 overall pick CB David Amerson to play on the outside.

Amerson has the size and ball-hawking skills to play safety, but he lined up almost exclusively at right corner in rookie minicamp this weekend. He has good speed (4.44 forty) and long arms (32 5/8"), and he's a very aggressive corner who likes to jump routes. Amerson led the nation with 13 interceptions in 2011 at NC State. The Redskins picked off 21 passes in 2012.
Sun, May 5, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan anticipates No. 51 pick David Amerson competing for a starting cornerback spot in camp.

Amerson needs a ton of technical work after getting burned deep relentlessly in the ACC last year, so DBs coach Raheem Morris has his work cut out. "He’s a guy we feel can play in off coverage," Shanahan said. "He’s got the speed that you look for. He can play in bump coverage. He’s got some length. Just a guy that we thought we would fit into our system very well. Very smart player."
Wed, May 1, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Redskins selected North Carolina State DB David Amerson with the No. 51 overall pick.

Amerson (6-foot-1, 205) set an ACC record with 13 interceptions as a sophomore before his play slipped precipitously as a junior. He still intercepted five balls, but "probably gave up more vertical touchdowns passes than any corner I've ever seen in my life," NFL Network's Mike Mayock has stated. Amerson ran 4.44 at the Combine with a 35.5-inch vertical, but doesn't look nearly that fast or athletic on tape. He has slow feet, stiff hips, and zero experience as a press corner. He's an off-coverage corner with a gambling mentality. Amerson could even compete for the starting free safety job with the Redskins.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:53:00 PM

The Denver Post expects the Broncos to select a cornerback in the first or second round of the draft.

Beat writer Mike Klis reports the Broncos are adopting the Seahawks' strategy of targeting bigger cornerbacks, and it shows with the signing of 6-foot-2 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie last week. The top larger-framed cornerback prospects in the draft include Xavier Rhodes, Johnthan Banks, Tharold Simon, and David Amerson.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 01:30:00 PM

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