David Amerson Ties for the League Lead in Interceptions
David Amerson was the biggest surprise for the Raiders in 2015.
A big-time athlete with great size, Amerson was a second-round pick, seen as a player with a ton of potential because of his physical tools.
After struggling mightily in Washington — PFF graded him as the second-worst CB in the NFL at one point — Amerson thrived in Silver & Black.
He picked off four passes, tied for 13th in the league. And maybe he could have grabbed one more had he played the first few games in Oakland.
In 2016, Amerson gets eight INT’s and ties for the league lead.
One reason why this could happen is due to an increase in targets. With Sean Smith as the number one cornerback, and one of the better CB’s in the NFL, teams will look the other direction when possible.
That other direction will be Amerson.
With his size, athleticism, and aggressive play style, this is something he can take advantage of.