Thibodaux native Amik Robertson has found his NFL home.
The Thibodaux High School graduate and former Louisiana Tech star was selected 139th overall in the 4th round of the NFL Draft by the Las Vegas Raiders.
"You guys didn't (make) a mistake," Robertson posted on Facebook just minutes after the draft. "Ya'll got a monster. Let's work."
Robertson was a three-star prospect out of high school - a late-bloomer. He chose Louisiana Tech after getting late offers from larger schools, including LSU.
With the Bulldogs, Robertson blew up. From his first day on campus, he was an impact player, and by the time he left Ruston, he was a three-time All-Conference player and a 2020 All-American.
Robertson slipped on many draft boards because of his size. He's just 5-feet, 9-inches. But when one puts on the tape, it's easy to see that Robertson overcomes that lack of size with elite competitiveness, athleticism and grit.
On the ESPN broadcast, analyst Louis Riddick called Robertson a steal and said he would have an "immediate impact."
"He will make plays from day one," Riddick said.
Robertson said in the pre-draft build that he was blessed to be in this position. He opted to forego his senior season and go to the NFL, skipping Louisiana Tech's bowl game to heal some nagging injuries.
"It's a blessing to be in this position," Robertson said. "All of this hard work - my life's work - is going to pay off. Wherever I go, I will be ready. I will do whatever they need from me."
Thibodaux football coach Chris Dugas said he couldn't be prouder of Robertson. He called Robertson a natural leader.
"Since he first day on campus as a 9th grader, he had this goal in mind," Dugas said. "And he just wouldn't be denied. We're so proud of him and happy for him."