2013 Washington Redskins NFL Draft Review and Analysis

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May 5, 2013; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson (39) holds the ball during rookie minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

1. Second round, 51st overall: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State

Amerson is a big, long, physical cornerback prospect who blew everyone away at the Combine with his measurables. He checked in at 6’1″ 205 pounds and ran a 4.35 second 40 yard dash, and also posted a 35.5-inch vertical jump and 15 bench press reps. Amerson is best known for his sophomore season at NC State when he picked off and absolutely unheard of 13 passes. Of course, those numbers regressed in 2012 to just five interceptions and 12 passes broken up, but obviously teams didn’t shy away from throwing this guy’s way. Amerson has first round ability but he fell to the middle of the second round because of some concerns with his consistency. He had a tendency to get beat on double moves last year, but I think with some work on his technique and discipline he can become a very productive starter in the NFL. I really love this pick for the Redskins, seeing as I thought their secondary was the biggest overall weakness on the team going into this offseason. This is a great way to address a top need.

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