Amerson recorded 13 interceptions in 2011, an incredible number that unsurprisingly topped the NCAA. It’s created a little bit of hype going into this year, with some listing him as a potential top-10 pick. I’m not quite sure he’s good enough for that, and he may not get the chance to prove otherwise.
When you make 13 interceptions in a season, you stand out. Teams are probably going to stop throwing in his direction this year which will limit Amerson’s chances to prove he is such a big-time playmaker. Yet he’ll need to keep making plays because at 6-3 and 194lbs, he doesn’t have the required speed to be a top-echelon draft pick for the position and a move to safety is very likely. The only way at that size/speed he’ll be a top choice will be if he keeps making multiple interceptions. I listed him at #25 in the top 40 watch list for next season.