"It hurts, you want all your draft picks obviously," Gruden said. "You want to build your team within the draft obviously. Unfortunately not all of them are going to hit.
"Who's to say that he won't, he might be a great player somewhere else in the next year or so. His career is not over by a long shot. He's going to go somewhere else and play and probably play well."
The writing was on the wall for Amerson, 23, who was bypassed by both Kyshoen Jarrett and Will Blackmon (signed last week) on Sunday. The former North Carolina State standout came to the Redskins under a different regime, leaving him vulnerable. He ends his Washington career with two interceptions and one forced fumble in 33 games.