Grading the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 NFL Draft class
By Evan Groat
You’ve heard me speak a lot about value throughout this piece and with their final pick in the draft at 139 overall, Mike Mayock nailed it. If Amik Robertson was 5-foot-11 inches, he would have been a second rounder for sure. During the draft broadcast, NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah called Robertson the best slot corner in the draft.
He displays all of the qualities that the Raiders are trying to build within the locker room. He is a fierce competitor, has toughness, is a natural leader, and is an absolute bulldog in coverage. He possess elite ball skills as well, breaking up 48 passes, and intercepting 14 more during his three-year career at Louisiana Tech.
Lamarcus Joyner should be concerned for his job, because if he struggles out of the gate in 2020, Robertson might take it from him and not give it back. Robertson projects as the long term starter at slot corner, and one look at his tape shows the kind of defensive back the Raiders need to be bringing in to change the culture in the secondary.