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2013 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Select David Amerson

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The former NC State cornerback is the Redskins first draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Rob Kinnan-US PRESSWIRE

Redskins personnel wanted playmakers this offseason, and they certainly got one, and at a position of need.

With the 51st overall pick, the Redskins selected David Amerson, a cornerback from North Carolina State, who had unrivaled production at the collegiate level, intercepting 18 passes over the past two seasons, including 13 in his sophomore year. The latter mark set school and ACC records, and was the second highest total in FBS history

Amerson also possesses a good combination of speed and length, clocking a 40-time of 4.44 and sporting a 6-feet-1-inch frame and weighing 205 pounds. The knocks on him are that he's something of a gambler in coverage, and had issues against stiffer competition, notably Tennessee and Miami in his junior year.

Additionally, Amerson has experience playing safety in high school, and he could project to man that position later in his career. But as of now, the Redskins have a potentially devastating ball hawk, and so much raw talent at a position of need is nothing to fault.