Amik Robertson – CB (Louisiana Tech)
Amik Robertson was a very hot name heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. The undersized cornerback had loads of tape floating around that displayed his uncanny ability to make game-changing plays.
He is a prospect who plays much bigger than his size and is loaded with swagger and confidence. Many deemed him the next Honey Badger and when he was still available at the end of the fourth round, a lot of people were surprised.
It must’ve been his 5-foot-8 frame that caused this aggressive cornerback to fall. No matter how much he proved to be a playmaker on tape and in the stat book, his size likely scared off a lot of teams. The Las Vegas Raiders finally took him with the 139th overall pick, but the Vikings could’ve had him multiple times before that.
Minnesota did take a smaller corner with one of their two first-round picks this year. Jeff Gladney is only 5-foot-10 and perhaps the Vikings didn’t want to add another undersized corner to their secondary.
Another reason Minnesota probably passed on Robertson was that they had already drafted two corners, as they also used their third-round pick on Cameron Dantzler. To see them grab another corner would’ve been surprising.
That being said, if Robertson does indeed become the next Honey Badger and is able to put up the kind of stats he did in college, the Vikings will regret passing on him numerous times.