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2014 NFL Draft: Scouting Bradley Roby

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The Denver Broncos selected Bradley Roby with their first round selection Thursday night

Kirk Irwin

The Denver Broncos drafted Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby with the 31st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Bradley Roby joins a Denver secondary that has veteran Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr,, and second year pro Kayvon Webster already on the roster. Roby adds some much needed depth to the Broncos cornerback position.

Bradley Roby enjoyed a solid three-year career at Ohio State. During his career he totaled 179 tackles, 7.5 for a loss, 1 sack, 8 interceptions, 41 pass deflections and 1 forced fumble.

Year Tackles Loss Sacks Ints Pass Deflections Forced Fumbles
2011 47 3.5 0.0 3 9 1
2012 63 2.0 1.0 2 19 0
2013 69 2.0 0.0 3 13 0

Lets get to know our new first round cornerback!

Overview:

Height: 5'11 Weight: 194lbs 40 Time: 4.39 seconds

Arm Length: 31 1/2" Hands: 10 1/4"

Bench Press: 17 reps Vertical Jump: 38.5 inches

Broad Jump: 124.0 inches 3 Cone Drill: N/A

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.04 seconds

Film Room:


Bradley Roby vs Miami OH

Bradley Roby vs Cal

Bradley Roby vs Penn State

Bradley Roby vs Michigan State

Scouting Report:

Strengths:

  • Aggressive: Roby plays bigger then his size. He's a feisty player who is a aggressive tackler
  • Technique: Roby is a fluid defensive back who can flip his hips, change direction easily, and has terrific balance and speed. Roby also can jump very well. Recorded a 38 inch vertical leap at the combine.
  • Speed: Roby ran a 4.39 at the combine, and shows great recovery speed on the field.
  • Special Teams: Has experience as a gunner, and can be used as a kick block rusher
  • Coverage Skills: Has shown good zone awareness, and has experience playing off man.
  • Ball Skills: Roby possesses solid ball skills. He has 41 career pass deflections in college, and 8 career interceptions.

Weaknesses:

  • Small Frame: Roby has a small frame, and may have issues against bigger/stronger receivers in the NFL.
  • Durability concerns: Since he has a small frame, and is a aggressive football player his durability in the pros has to be questiomed
  • Double Moves: Has shown the tendency to bite on double moves. Will need to iron that out.
  • Tackling: Not a great tackler in space, and often misses open field 1 on 1 tackles.