NFL teams meeting with individual players are a significant part of the draft process. These meetings can happen at the NFL Scouting Combine, pro days, the Senior Bowl, the East-West Shrine Game or a private workout.
For fans following the process, these meetings are sort of like poker tells for the draft, as they indicate what positions a team could be focusing on. Do teams draft players they haven’t met with? Yes, they do. It happens all the time (like Lamar Jackson), but they have often spoken to other players at that position.
Who have the Baltimore Ravens met with so far? Check out the list at WalterFootball.com.
So far, teams have had access to players at the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and at the Combine. The Ravens met with Louisiana Tech cornerback Amik Robertson at the Combine. Let’s get to know him better.
Tale of the Tape:
Weight: 187 pounds
Strengths: Robertson goes and gets the football; on film, his mentality is that if the ball is thrown, it’s his; some of the best ball skills in this class; fluid and changes directions easily; high football IQ.
Areas For Improvement: Size and strength; not much he can do about his size, but needs to get stronger because of it.
Other Notes: The Draft Network’s Joe Marino compared Robertson to Tavon Young, for what that’s worth; was named first-team All-Conference USA and second-team All-American by the Associated Press; earned a 98 Production Score based on his college production, according to Next Gen Stats, the highest of any cornerback the past two years.
Draft Projection: Because of his size and his size only, Robertson is a mid-fourth- to fifth-round pick in the NFL Draft. This is a really good football player.
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