1. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
If you took a look at the PFF top corners by coverage situation in the last slide, you’ll notice cornerback Amik Robertson is on top of the charts very often.
Listed at 5-foot-8 and 187 lbs. Some may say Robertson is too small to be a legit outside corner. He would be tremendous in the slot, but I also think his man coverage skills can have him be a legit outside man corner.
Robertson isn’t scared of bigger receivers due to his physicality. You can see he already has the chip on his shoulder being called undersized his entire life. He uses his hands extremely well and above his height to disrupt wide receivers at the line of scrimmage.
Robertson also had 14 career interceptions, which shows his ball-hawking capability and his football IQ. His awareness is at an elite level and he has the ability to read rout concepts instinctively and jumps routes with great anticipation.
Two of the biggest things that jump out on the tape are Robertson’s ability to tackle and his ability to jump. He creates his own space within the receiver to jump with the best of them and come down with the ball. Also, he isn’t afraid to tackle. He is more aggressive and a better tackler than most bigger cornerbacks.