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Raiders Should Be Eyeing All-American CB Amik Robertson

There’s still some work to be done to the Las Vegas Raiders’ secondary despite some solid free-agent additions, and All-American cornerback Amik Robertson should be on the Silver and Black’s radar.

General Manager Mike Mayock knows the Raiders still need help in the backfield, specifically, a starting corner opposite of Trayvon Mullen. In just a few days, he’ll be able to add one. Robertson, who was an All American selection by the Football Writers Association of America, should be the one they add this weekend.

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Also, if the Raiders were to target someone like Robertson later in the draft, they’d be able to forego a corner in the first round. Even though some experts feel the team will go receiver and corner early, waiting for Robertson could let them double-dip at receiver or maybe pick up a pass rusher.

The Rundown

Standing at 5-foot-9 and weighing 183 pounds, Robertson might be on the shorter side, but you wouldn’t know it from his college stats. An aggressive tackler, he piled up 184 tackles, four sacks, 14 interceptions, and had two forced fumbles. Not to mention his awareness and field vision is solid, combined with his speed, his ability to return interceptions for touchdowns was also evident in college. Lance Zierlein highlighted this strength on Robertson’s Draft Report, “Reads route combos/breaks and jumps on top of them.”

The former Louisiana Tech corner makes up for his size with his tackling ability, he could potentially be an instant starter alongside Mullen. Zierlein predicts Robertson will go in the fourth round this weekend, meaning Mayock and Raiders’ brass will have their shot to draft him.

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