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Broncos considering Bradley Roby at safety?

General Manager John Elway revealed that the Broncos are considering moving Bradley Roby to safety.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Denver Posts Mike Klis, Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway revealed that they have had some internal discussions about possibly giving last years first round pick, cornerback Bradley Roby a look at free safety.

The Broncos did sign safety Darian Stewart last week to help fill the void left by Rahim Moore who signed with the Houston Texans, but it appears he may have some competition. Stewart is a versatile safety, so Roby moving to free safety would allow Ward to play in the box more, and Stewart to assume the role of strong safety.

"He can tackle he's tough and that safety has to be a cover guy there," Elway said of the team's first-round draft pick who had a fine rookie season in 2014. "There area lot of different combinations you need to play because the game is changing. Instead of having a strong safety, you want both of them to play center field."

Roby showed last season that he's a willing tackler. He totaled 65 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions last season for the Broncos defense. He has the speed and range to play center field. If the Broncos do decide to go through with this, I believe Roby has the necessary skill set to make the transition.

There was rumors that cornerback Kayvon Webster would be making this transition, but it appears that those rumors were false. However, this  does open up the opportunity for Webster to get more playing time at cornerback if Roby moves to safety. It will be interesting to see what the plan is for Webster. If the Broncos do go forward with this move, they could look to the draft for competition.

Clearly the Broncos are just considering all their options at this point. We will find out more in the coming months when the Broncos begin offseason OTA's and Mini-Camp.