What about Byron Maxwell? He's big and physical.
I'm a big fan of Maxwell, as well, along with Lane. The thing is, I wouldn't feel 100% confident in just handing the job over to Maxwell and it doesn't fit the team's "compete" MO. We'll bring in someone for him to compete with. Hopefully, it's Browner. But if someone's willing to pay Browner big time money and the Seahawks don't want to go that route, I was wondering if we could develop Amerson.
As an NC State fan, I hope he succeeds in the NFL, but I hope he's not drafted by the Seahawks. He was burned A LOT this year because he takes risks and lets recievers behind him--especially in blitz packages where he was one-on-one with recieves. He was oustanding in 2011, and he has good instincts and would probably be fine as a safety if he fixes letting players get deep, but he's not a good cover corner contrary to popular belief. Maybe his confidence was too high in 2012 with all the pre-season top-10 draft pick hype, but he has a lot to work on to be ready in the NFL.
The tape on Amerson is ugly and I'm glad I'm getting the perspective from an NC State fan. The way I'm looking at it though is that I think he'll wash out of the league pretty quickly on mostly any other team. I'm wondering if his best chance at succeeding in the league is with Seattle. It doesn't look like he was asked to play much press coverage at all at NC State. Maybe playing closer to the line and getting more physical at the line will prevent him from letting so many receivers behind him. You point out that he's not a great cover corner, the same could be said about Brandon Browner but the Seahawks system allows him to get away with it. I'm just wondering if Amerson can be that guy here. My gut tells me no but I've seen these coaches do some amazing things with players with half the talent of Amerson so NOTHING would surprise me.