1. Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
Amiik Robertson is listed at 5-foot-8, but it doesn’t seem like he really remembers that or cares about it when he’s out on the field.
It doesn’t matter where Robertson is lined up on the field — he can make plays on the ball and he’s one of the most aggressive tacklers at the cornerback position in this class. If he were two or three inches taller, he might be a first-round prospect.
Although his measurables are all well below average, Robertson’s production was among the best in all of college football at cornerback in the past three seasons.
- 184 total tackles
- 23 tackles for loss (how?)
- 14 interceptions
- 34 pass breakups
- 4 sacks
- 2 forced fumbles
Robertson even took a muffed onside kick for a touchdown among his four scores at Louisiana Tech (three off interceptions).
When you watch this guy play, it’s clear that he loves to be physical, but he also has a nose for the football.
He has excellent instincts and while he’s played more outside corner, I think he’s an instant starter in the NFL playing inside at the nickel. His technique must improve overall as Robertson likes to be a bully in press coverage rather than consistently shadow routes, but he can play off in zone and be just as effective as he is playing press on a 6-foot-4 receiver.
He doesn’t let you off the line easy, and he doesn’t let the ball into your hands easy.
This guy’s a stud in the making, and in Vic Fangio’s defense, I think he could be quite the weapon.