Washington Redskins 2013 NFL Draft Review

David Amerson

David Amerson was drafted to play right corner and will compete with EJ Biggers for the number three spot. The big corner brings athleticism and playmaking ability to the secondary. He had 18 career interceptions in college, including 13 in 2011. A physical corner, he supports the run well and has good ball skills. He is fluid for a big man and is a ball hawk who may also get work at safety. Jordan Reed is a versatile alignment player that Kyle Shanahan can use as a matchup advantage. He is more receiver than blocker at this point in his career. More core strength is needed to maintain his blocks. He can elevate all nuances of tight end play from route running to run blocking. Fred Davis is recovering from a torn Achilles that moves Logan Paulsen and Reed to the top of the tight end depth chart. Phillip Thomas is a good fit for Jim Haslett’s defense. He’s versatile and football smart and last year led the country in interceptions. A playmaker, he recorded 12 tackles for loss, five passes broken up, four forced fumbles, and four sacks. He has excellent recognition of run/pass. Disciplined and dependable, he plays within the structure of the defense. He has good ball skills and range. Chris Thompson has been sitting out the mini camp and OTAs while rehabbing his knee from ACL surgery. The Redskins are optimistic that he will be ready to go when camp starts. He has rare speed and acceleration and is dangerous in space. Brandon Jenkins will compete with Rob Jackson to back up Brian Orakpo at right outside linebacker. He only played in one game in 2012 because of a Lisfranc injury to his left foot which he suffered in the first game. He uses his hands well for leverage and punch. A high motor player, he has an explosive first step and sprints to the ball. He is tough to single block. Notes are from 2011. Bacarri Rambo plays the ball well in coverage with 16 career interceptions. He reacts well to keys and has the talent and savvy to play either free or strong safety. A competitor, he is poised and confident in his play. He is active and aggressive and a heavy hitting safety. Rambo has good ball skills and will contribute as a third field safety in sub packages. Jawan Jamison’s future lies in his ability to be a utility or rotation type back. He can run and catch the ball out of the backfield. Undersized as a feature back, his durability will be a concern. He struggles to attack blitzes and pass protect. GRADE: AVERAGE.

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