Jun 17, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins free safety David Amerson (39) speaks with the media after a minicamp session at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Top 32 Redskins of 2014: 12. David Amerson

Here is a list counting down the Top 32 Washington Redskins of 2014 – No. 12

12.  David Amerson - cornerback

Age 22, 6-1, 205 pounds

Analysis: Redskins second year man David Amerson is expected to step into the starting lineup this season opposite DeAngelo Hall at cornerback.  The Redskins did not re-sign last years starter Josh Wilson.  But even if they had re-signed Wilson, it’s more than likely that Amerson still would have been the favorite to be the starter.

Amerson had a solid rookie season for the Redskins, and he showed some potential not only in pass coverage, but also against the run.  Amerson is by far the Redskins biggest cornerback, and reports suggest that he’s gotten even bigger and stronger over the course of the offseason.

The added size and strength should enable Amerson to play a more physical style of football at corner.  And this will come in handy especially with emergence of so many  big wide receivers in the NFL.  Teams need to add more size at corner in order to combat them.  So if Amerson’s rookie season is any indication of his development, then season two should be a very good one for him.

20.  Tyler Polumbus

19.  Darrel Young

18.  Ryan Clark

17.  Shawn Lauvao

16.  Andre Roberts

15.  Chris Baker

14.  Perry Riley

13.  Kory Lichtensteiger

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  • Adam Banig

    I think Amerson is too high. Perry Riley and Amerson should be flipped

    • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

      Typically I would agree, but I ranked Amerson this high based on his potential. I think he has a chance to make a huge leap in his second season. But we’ll have to see how it goes. Roberts production dropped off some last season, so that’s why I didn’t rank him higher.

      • Adam Banig

        True, but I could say the same of Riley and Riley is more proven. Riley has a chance to be a pro bowler this year if our DL gets and stays healthy and plays to their potential for once.

        Roberts, I guess I agree with that assessment but his numbers dropped because of who he was playing behind (Fitz & Floyd) not because his skills diminished.

        I also think Roberts is going to be an animal on kick off and punt returns.

        • http://fanonfiresportswire.com/ Maurice Barksdale

          I hope Riley does end up in the pro bowl this year. That would mean the Redskins defense is much better this year. And I’m very happy about Roberts being on the team. Our third receiver would be some teams number two. And I agree about the kickoff and punt returns. He should be a tremendous upgrade over what we had last season.