3rd Round, 102nd overall
Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
Having already addressed the two top offensive needs, the Steelers turn to the defensive position and add a surprising position early on. Amik Robertson is a sleeper in this class, as his school and size have caused teams to overlook him. He is perfect as a slot CB though, and he projects best there at the NFL level.
While the slot position is already occupied by Cameron Sutton and Mike Hilton, both of those players are in the final year of their deals and may not be on the roster next year. That’s where Robertson would come in, as he can take this first year to develop and ideally become the starter next year. His potential is huge, as he was a great run stopper and has flashed as a turnover machine. He has the upside of a top slot option in the NFL.
His size is his biggest concern, and it limits him to having play inside. Considering the Steelers invested in Justin Layne last year though, the Steelers don’t need an outside option. Robertson gives the Steelers some long-term options and potentially even an upgrade in the coverage department (Hilton is considerably stronger in run support). While CB isn’t a huge need, the Steelers have made rebuilding this group a priority in recent years, and it would make sense they would look to add there again.