Newly signed Washington Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers is pretty excited about the selection the team made by taking N.C. State cornerback David Amerson in the second round of this years draft.
“That was a great, great pick,” Biggers told Washington Times beat reporter Rich Campbell on Sunday during a promotional appearance at the Bowie Baysox game in Bowie. “He’s a ball hawk, a great talent at the corner position. He’s going to be a steal in the draft. He could have easily been the first corner taken.”
“It was unreal,” Biggers said of Amerson’s 14 interception sophomore campaign. “He’s a great corner. The team sees a lot in him. If he needs anything from me, I’m willing to help in any way I can. I’m just trying to help this team become as good as it can be. Whoever is playing, I’m going to be rooting and trying to help in any way I can.”
After drafting Amerson in the second round, the Redskins now have returning starters DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson, Biggers and Amerson competing for playing time.
“Two starters are here,” Biggers said. “I’m just here to help in any way I can. Wherever that is on the field that the coaches need me, I’m willing to do it. That’s the kind of guy I am. Going in there and competing and trying to help the team become as good as it can be. When guys are competing, that just brings out the best in everybody and makes a team that much better.”
Biggers seems to have accepted his role as an incoming free agent competing for playing time, and is happy to be reuniting with his former coach in Tampa, Raheem Morris.
“A guy that drafted you, that knows you, that knows what you well and don’t do well and knows how to push you and knows where to help you out,” Biggers said. “He knows what your weak points are—that’s what he’s focusing on—that’s the kind of guy Rah is.
“He’s a guy that’s going to let you play. What’s comfortable for you, he’s going to let you play, as long as you’re doing it within the scheme. Coach Haslett, same way. Everybody has been so welcoming. It has been great this couple weeks. I’m ready to see what this team is going to do.”
E.J. Biggers likes how the new system he is in in DC likes to switch it up.
“Man-to-man is always good,” he said. “Rah and Coach Haslett, they use a lot of everything. You don’t want to be anywhere where you’re just doing one thing because it gets old for offenses too and they start to pick you apart.
“So just doing a variety of things and getting your footwork down pat. That’s a big thing with Raheem. He’s a big footwork guy. And being visual on the quarterback; that’s how you make plays. You have to see when the ball is coming out. You have to know who has the ball, things like that. a variety of defenses, that’s amazing. We do a lot of different things—corner/safety interchangeable—everything like that makes a team that much better.”