PROS: Fearless competitor that brings the fight regardless of who he is matched up against. He makes your run defense better with his physical style and quick trigger to aggressively attack. Does well to anticipate in coverage and make impact plays on the football as evidenced by his outstanding ball production - 14 interceptions, 34 pass break ups. Savvy in his ability to find the football and remain in correct coverage positioning. There isn’t a point in coverage as routes develop where he is willing to concede anything and he will aggressively crowd receivers. Has outstanding short area burst. Tremendous hitting power and contact balance for his size.
CONS: He doesn’t know it but he lacks size for the position and is a slot only. There are matchup challenges (tight ends/bigger slot receivers) that will make him a liability at times. Quicker than fast and he could have some issues staying connected if challenged vertically. His aggressive style does lead to some missed tackles.
BEST TRAIT - Ball Skills
WORST TRAIT - Size
RED FLAGS - None
NFL COMP - Tavon Young
Amik Robertson has many of the attributes needed to shine as a starting nickel corner in the NFL where his feisty competitive demeanor, anticipation, physicality, run defense and ball skills would truly shine and his lack of size won’t be an issue. Robertson offers versatility in man and zone coverage but there are size and speed restrictions that present some matchup challenges if tasked with tight ends or bigger slots. Robertson has that junkyard dog mentality when competing and his ball skills are outstanding, making his tape is easy to love. His style of play could lead to some injury issues but he should carve out a prominent slot role early in his career.