Louisiana Tech All-American cornerback Amik Robertson is gaining a lot of attention closing in on the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.
Amik Robertson is someone that has flown under the radar up until recently, shooting up draft boards in previous weeks. Following the college football season, Robertson was a projected 7th round pick, but after more thorough scouting, some mocks have him going in the second or third rounds.
I recently interviewed Robertson, and he is a humble player but remains very confident in his abilities. In the interview, I asked him what he thought was his best quality as a player, and he said “Instincts. My instincts allow me to process stuff before it happens.” This is something I’ll address in my film breakdown of the All-American. Here are the strengths and weaknesses I see in Robertson.
At 5’9, 183 pounds, Robertson is likely to play nickel or slot corner, with the versatility to man the free safety position. His ball skills readily set him apart from the rest of the corners in the draft this year. He is a ball hawk. Like I mentioned before, his instincts are a huge asset for him. Watching his film, you can see him baiting quarterbacks and making plays. He has the athletic ability to be a star in the NFL.
According to Robertson, NFL scouts told him his only weakness was his height. I put that in the weakness column, but his effort and athletic ability can erase that weakness.
For the Bengals, Robertson would pair well with William Jackson as CB1 and Darqueze Dennard at CB2. With those two on the outside and Robertson in the slot/nickel, the secondary could see immediate improvement next season, if the Bengals decide to use their third-round pick on him (depending on his availability).
The 21-year-old corner is one of my sleepers in this year’s draft, and he’s definitely someone to keep an eye on in his rookie season. After having a conversation with Robertson, he seems very humble and I think he has the potential to be a great corner in the NFL.