Sept 22, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack cornerback David Amerson (1) gestures to the crowd during the first half of a game against the Citadel Bulldogs at Carter Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State Wolfpack: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 205 pounds

Position Rank:

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40 Yard Dash: 4.44

Bench Press: 15

Vertical Jump: 35.5″

Broad Jump: 127″

2012 Statistics

Interceptions
G Int. Yards TD Int./G
13 5 82 1 0.38
Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 48 13 61 4.69
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
13 1.0 2 0.08
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 12 0 0 0

Career Highlights (via NC State athletics site)

Overview: Set the ACC and NC State single-season record for interceptions with 13 last season, that mark ties for second in FBS history … A Walter Camp and ESPN first-team All-American, he also won second-team honors from Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press, Yahoo, CBSSports.com, Rivals, Phil Steele … An honorable mention choice by Pro Football Weekly … The winner of the Jack Tatum Award, which is given to the nation’s top defensive back … One of three finalists for the Thorpe Award … Already ranks third on the Wolfpack career list for interceptions.

In 2011: Field corner who was a first-team All-ACC performer, he shattered the existing single-season school record for INTs that had been set in 1937 and 1938 (eight) … Named the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Back of the Year … Had a pair of picks in four different games: Liberty, Central Michigan, Virginia and Louisville in the Belk Bowl … All four of those contests were Pack victories … Named the Jim Thorpe DB of the week for the Virginia game, he also was named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll and was the College Football Performance Awards DB of the week for that contest … Returned two pics for touchdowns, one against the Cavaliers and one in the bowl game … Helped preserve the shutout over North Carolina with his ninth pick of the season … Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week twice – versus Central Michigan and Virginia.

In 2010: Was one of just five true freshmen to start a game for the Wolfpack in 2010, he got the nod at the boundary corner in nine contests … Led the team in tackles in the win over Boston College with eight … Had seven stops in the wins over Florida State and West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl.

Scouting Report/Player Notes

It’s hard to argue with results. David Amerson has dropped a bit in the cornerback rankings over the course of the last year or so, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t produced. Since the start of the 2011 season, Amerson has come up with 18 interceptions, including a record 13 in 2011 as a sophomore. There were rumors he could declare after that one big season, but he came back to college and stuck it out one more year, where he picked off another five passes, proving that his ball skills are no fluke. He didn’t quite measure out at his listed 6’3″ height, but Amerson is a respectable 6’1″ 200 plus pound cornerback prospect who runs a 4.44 and can jump. This guy is a fantastic athlete who has done nothing but produce the last two years. The problem is, he’s not the toughest tackler out there, and there was a reason people were a little shocked when he put up a 4.44 at the Scouting Combine. He doesn’t always play that fast. Still, this guy is easily worth a day two pick for some team, and could potentially be used as a safety in the future as well.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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