Friday, March 1, 2013

Detroit Lions draft preview CB David Amerson

Broke down 4 films (Maryland, UCONN, Clemson, Tennessee) on NC State CB David Amerson.

Background: intercepted 13 passes in 2011 and 5 in 2012.

Strengths: great size and good speed. Looks the part as an NFL CB. Has awesome ball skills. Hands like a WR. Can break on the ball and undercut routes. Has an ideal physical skill set.

Weaknesses: gambles on almost every play. Beaten by double routes and the deep ball all year long. Missed tackles against the bubble screen in every game I watched. Terrible tackler.

Bottom line: NC State was terrible on defense. Only Earl Wolff ever tackled anybody. Amerson seemed to have trouble with communication with his safeties.

He has the tools to be tough CB in the league. His skills are elite but his discipline is awful. He is the ultimate boom or bust player.  6.6 rating.

The Lions shouldn't take him before he third round.

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