With the 139th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders chose Amik Robertson out of Louisiana Tech. With the selection of Damon Arnette in the first round, the cornerback position just became a lot more physical for the Silver and Black.
The Raiders did a solid job, once again, letting the draft come to them. Some expert analysts said the Raiders reached on Arnette in round, but general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden showed last year that they’re going to draft â€œtheir guy” whenever and wherever they get the chance to. It seems like Robertson was one of those players. Fans and analysts alike seem to be ecstatic about the pickup of the Lousiana product and they absolutely should be. Robertson is an old-school Raiders player to a tee. Take no prisoners, ask no questions, leave no one alive type of player. The Raiders have missed that out of their secondary the past few seasons.
How did Twitter react?
Robertson isn’t shy about his belief in himself:
New @Raiders CB Amik Robertson “I want to prove to Raider Nation they got the best DB in this class.”
â€” Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) April 25, 2020
With comments like these, expected or not, you have to believe he’s going to come in and work his tail off and show the league that he was worthy of going much earlier than the 139th. Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report had him in his top 10 sleeper picks:
#Raiders select Amik Robertson.
He made my top-10 sleeper list. Great pick.
â€” Maurice Moton (@MoeMoton) April 25, 2020
Fans also seem quite pumped to watch this kid play for the Silver and Black.
â€” Ray Aspuria (@RaynMaker82) April 26, 2020
â€” Victor Cotto (@RaidersVCotto) April 25, 2020
Raiders take Amik Robertson!!!! #RaiderNation this is real. It’s not a drill ðŸ™ðŸ™ðŸ™ I love mayock
â€” Eric (@oakland627) April 25, 2020
Analysts are even aware of the value Robertson can bring.
#Raiders got a really good pick with Amik Robertson by the way.
â€” Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 25, 2020
Daniel Jeremiah on Amik Robertson: â€œHe got some bulldog in him.” Mel Kiper Jr. â€œhas tremendous ball skills. What he lacks in height, he makes up with great ball skills. He plays with that swagger.” #Raiders
â€” Anthony Galaviz (@agalaviz_TheBee) April 25, 2020
Robertson himself seems primed and ready to go.
All Facts! I’ll show the world why soon… https://t.co/pB6APpOwtu
â€” Amik Robertson (@_YoungTruth7) April 26, 2020
With Arnette, Robinson and Abram, the Raiders secondary should be one of the meanest and nastiest units around the league in this upcoming season. It would appear Mayock and Gruden want their own version of the Legion of Boom or perhaps the Silver and Black Attack.
Let us know how you feel about this pick (and if you come up with a better nickname) down below in the comments!
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