David Amerson, from Greensboro and a former Dudley Panther and N.C. State Wolfpacker was dumped by the Washington Redskins and then picked up by the Oakland Raiders and it could have not have worked out better for Greensboro’s David Amerson….Amerson has been named the NFL’s Most Improved Player for the 2015 season by ProFootballFocus….www.profootballfocus.com the Blog….Last year(2014) Amerson was ranked 106 out of 110 cornerbacks in the league and this he went from 106 up to #15 out of all of the CB’s in the NFL….Four spots away from worst in the league up to 15 best in the entire NFL….
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(from ProFootballFocus and ProFootballFocus.com)
The NFL’s most improved player. Our most improved player list features a pretty even mix of second-year “making the leap” players and a few veterans who have managed to reinvent themselves. We factored in overall production grades, as well as improvement in relevant signatures stats.
David Amerson, CB, Oakland Raiders
Amerson was the Redskins’ second-round pick in 2013, and saw the field in every game during his rookie season. He struggled with consistency throughout the year, and finished with a relatively low coverage grade, which placed him 92nd out of 110 cornerbacks. Last season his coverage grade dropped even further, and he slid all the way down to 106th at his position. Amerson was released after Week 1 this season, and was subsequently picked up by the Raiders, where he’s been a completely different player ever since.
The former NC State standout posted a positive production grade in 2015, despite being targeted 104 times (sixth-most among NFL CBs). On those targets, he allowed just 58 completions and one touchdown. He tied for fifth overall with 13 passes defensed, and also picked off four passes. Last season, he allowed more completions (61) on fewer targets (91), and an NFL-high 10 touchdowns when targeted. Quarterbacks had a 140.2 rating when targeting Amerson in 2014; this season, that number has dropped to 62.7. His improvements have brought him up to an 83.4 overall grade, good for 15th out of all cornerbacks this season.