The Philadelphia Eagles could lose two starting cornerbacks this offseason. Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills are both at the end of their most recent deals. Mills’ future with the team is uncertain, and though there is a possibility he’ll return, Darby’s time in Philly is most-likely at an end. Howie Roseman will need to work his magic to revamp the team’s secondary this offseason.
At first glance, Amik Robertson from Louisiana Tech looks like an odd fit. He played a lot in the slot at the collegiate level, and the Eagles already have two great slot cornerbacks in Cre’von LeBlanc and Avonte Maddox. There have also been reports that the team may pursue Byron Jones in free agency.
Robertson is listed at five-foot-eight and he weighs 187 pounds, so he’s smaller than both Mills (six-foot) and Darby (five-foot-eleven). Don’t let his small frame fool you. He’s as scrappy as they come.
Robertson was overlooked coming out of high school in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He was ranked as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports and ranked 108th out of 383 cornerback prospects in 2017. He only visited three schools before agreeing to stay in Louisiana and play for the Bulldogs, earning playing time during his freshman season.
Robertson made an immediate impression on Tech fans, becoming a fan favorite. He finished his freshman season with five interceptions and six pass breakups in 13 games. Once his three-year run at Louisiana Tech was over, he had amassed 184 total tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 34 defended passes, 14 interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns.
His height may cause some scouts to pass over him in the 2020 NFL Draft, but if he’s available, he’ll be a nice option for the Eagles on Day 3 if they’re interested.