Originally Posted by 76Texan
How is Amerson in the tackling department?
Is he physical ? Does he deliver big hits ?
But if we resign Quin, taking a safety in the first two rounds may not be ideal when he doesn't play much and we still have other holes to fill ???
Unless a really good one is available that we simply can't resist, that is.
Here is a good article mentioning social media that has drawn Amerson's focus from his play. I think at that age it is quite easy to get caught up in what others say both con & pro. http://collegefootball.ap.org/starne...year-secondary
Some scouts will have concerns about his speed and athleticism but if he's lacking in this area it clearly didn't hinder his ability to produce in 2011. He simply needs to regain his old form and worry about any physical or off-field concerns that scouts may have once the draft process begins in January.
As a run defender, Amerson willingly sticks his face in the meat grinder and is an overall sound tackler for a corner having registered at least 50 stops in each of his 3 seasons.
With NC State playing a heavily zone based defensive scheme, Amerson was almost never asked to take his vision away from the quarterback or to go and eliminate a wide receiver at the line of scrimmage. He would be stripped of his instincts if he couldn’t face and read the quarterback. Press-man coverage puts your direct vision on the wide receiver and is much more demanding physically, trust me. He’ll likely be coveted by zone principled defenses where his skills are a premium.
He and his former head coach Tom O’Brien both agreed that Amerson abandoned areas of technique in his game in order to make every play out there. 2012 showed us that Amerson does indeed have that unique quality found in every great defensive back, amnesia.
Much more here: http://www.optimumscouting.com/draft...d-amerson.html
Personally I get more from Darrius Slay in late third than Amerson in high to mid second round.