Steelers Mock Draft: Pittsburgh takes unusual route with new compensatory pick

Tommy Jaggi
COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 23: Amik Robertson #21 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs breaks up a pass to Bryan Edwards #89 of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 23: Amik Robertson #21 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs breaks up a pass to Bryan Edwards #89 of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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COLUMBIA, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: Bryan Edwards #89 of the South Carolina Gamecocks catches a pass over Amik Robertson #21 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs uring their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: Bryan Edwards #89 of the South Carolina Gamecocks catches a pass over Amik Robertson #21 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs uring their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

3rd round (pick 102): Amik Robertson

Cornerback, Lousiana Tech

Here’s a player that might not be on your radar yet, but I can tell you for certain, the Steelers will have some interest in Amik Robinson. Though he’s undersized for the cornerback position (5’9” and 172 pounds), Robertson is a fiery, physical competitor who projects as a starting nickel corner at the next level.

The Steelers took an undersized cornerback in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but Senquez Golson never ended up playing in a single regular-season game for Pittsburgh due to injuries. While their poor luck with Golson could scare them away from a similarly small player, Robertson was fantastic at Lousiana Tech.

It has been rumored that Mike Hilton may not return with the team in 2020, and Robertson would be an excellent replacement for him. His ball skills and football awareness have drawn comparisons to Ravens defensive back, Tavon Young. The Steelers met with Robertson at the Combine, so there is likely already interest on their part.

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