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Bradley Roby | Cornerback

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190

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Broncos selected Ohio State CB Bradley Roby with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Roby (5-foot-11 1/4, 194) started 37 games in Urban Meyer's secondary, intercepting eight passes with 7.5 tackles for loss. His 226 career interception-return yards rank third in Buckeyes history. Roby ran a 4.39 at the Combine, adding a 38 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump. Some draft analysts ripped Roby for getting beat on double moves by Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis last season, but NFL GMs and coaches are more concerned with attributes, and Roby has them in spades. He's a fluid, sudden mover with quick feet who plays with a lot of physicality, especially in the run game. If coached up properly, Roby could develop into a No. 1 corner. He should line up opposite Aqib Talib, keeping a rehabbing Chris Harris (ACL) in the slot. May 8 - 11:44 PM

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Ohio State CB Bradley Roby "continues to come up as" Cincinnati's first-round target, writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

The Bengals should have their choice of at least a few different first-round worthy CBs at No. 24, depending on how things shake out. Roby's recent minor legal troubles might aid Cincinnati if they're eying him, as it appears probable at this juncture that he'll be available.
May 8 - 7:50 PM

Despite recent legal troubles, Ohio State CB Bradley Roby will go in the first round, according to NFL.com's Charles Davis.

Roby pled guilty on Tuesday to having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. "He's still going in the first round," Davis said on "Path to the Draft." "This guy is too talented. With what happened, I don't think it's nearly enough to take him off most people's boards. He's too talented, and most people will look at him as maybe the second corner off the board." The 5-foot-11, 194-pounder is Mike Mayock's No. 4 CB. "I think he has a chance to be that second corner off the board," NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah said. "When you go back and watch him on last year's tape, I thought he was the most talented cornerback in the entire draft class. I loved him. Then you come into this year, and he's very up and down, very inconsistent."
Source: NFL.com
May 3 - 1:29 AM

Ohio State CB Bradley Roby pleaded guilty to a reduced charge on Tuesday morning.

"Roby resolved a citation for operating a vehicle while under the influence by pleading guilty to having "physical control" of a vehicle while under the influence," Mike Florio writes. Roby is set to complete a three-day alcohol educational class in the near future, which will end this piece of news. Roby has first-round talent.
Apr 29 - 11:11 AM

Responding to media reports of a Sunday citation for operating a vehicle while under the influence, Ohio State CB Bradley Roby denied that he was drunk.

Roby took to Twitter to defend himself, posting a breath analysis record from the Columbus Police Department that indicated his blood-alcohol level was just .008. Because that level is below the legal limit, it would refute reports that he was slapped with an OVI. Roby blasted the media on Twitter, and his frustration is understandable given what bad information could do to his draft stock. "His BAC test registered a negligible .008, and after further testing at the police station, he was very quickly released on his own recognizance," Roby's agent Michael Perrett said in a prepared statement. "There are no other charges, and we are confident that this matter will be resolved quickly and favorably for Bradley."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 25 - 8:33 PM

Ohio State CB Bradley Roby was arrested on Sunday for operating a vehicle while impaired, reports WBNS in Columbus.

The first-round prospect has a court date set for Friday. "This past weekend my client Bradley Roby was issued a citation in Columbus, Ohio for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI)," Roby's agent, Michael Perrett, said in a statement. "Bradley was sitting in his parked car in a parking lot when he was approached and questioned by an officer. He was fully cooperative and willingly submitted to field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. His BAC test registered a negligible .008 and after further testing at the police station, he was very quickly released on his own recognizance. There are no other charges, and we are confident that this matter will be resolved quickly and favorably for Bradley. However, as the matter is still pending, we cannot comment further at this time." Roby, one of 30 prospects attending May's draft, was previously arrested in July of 2013 and charged with disorderly conduct.
Apr 24 - 7:49 PM

Mel Kiper called Ohio State CB Bradley Roby "overrated" on ESPN's "First Draft" podcast.

The analyst believes TCU's Jason Verrett is "underrated." Colleague Todd McShay called Roby "frighteningly inconsistent" but said he could be the most talented corner in the class. Last month, Kiper labeled Roby the draft's biggest LB or DB risk, writing: "Roby is more naturally gifted than he is a great technical corner at this point, and you have to wonder if he'll rely too much on his instincts and talent over the preparation and coaching cues. If he does, he can fall back on some bad habits, namely holding too often and drawing flags. That said, I still like Roby as a first-round pick because he has the talent to be special." Roby (5-foot-11 1/4 and 194 pounds) ran an official 4.39 forty at the NFL Combine.
Apr 23 - 6:20 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Ohio State CB Bradley Roby will interest the Eagles at No. 22.

Chip Kelly and company would like to add a blue-chip prospect to starters Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher. Roby (5-foot-11 1/4 and 194 pounds), a certain first-rounder, ran an official 4.39 forty at the NFL Combine and posted a 6.78 second 3-cone drill at his pro day. "[Roby] has above average speed with smooth hips, footwork and the competitive nature to be dependable vs. the run," Brugler wrote. "Roby's fell asleep at the wheel too much on tape and needs to improve his coverage anticipation, but the athletic traits make him a fit for what the Eagles want."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 20 - 10:25 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks Ohio State CB Bradley Roby should be a top 20 pick.

Roby (5-foot-11, 194 pounds) "had a couple of rough games" as a junior in 2013, according to Jeremiah, but is "as talented as any cornerback in this draft." Unfortunately for Roby, his worst day as a football player came in a big moment, and it has been difficult for some to forget. The Badgers' Jared Abbrederis famously slapped down 10 catches for 207 yards and a TD on Roby this past season, a performance so ugly that the Buckeyes' corner began grabbing and holding and receiving safety help. Roby admitted at the time that he "was kind of slacking," and his performance elevated from there on out.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 6:29 PM

NFL.com's Charles Davis believes Ohio State CB Bradley Roby is underappreciated.

"He had his bad moments in 2013, but he closed it out strong and helped himself with a great combine showing," Davis wrote. "Depending on who you ask in league circles, Roby has either closed ground on fellow top-ranked CBs Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard, or moved ahead of at least one of them." Roby is rising on draft boards around the league right now, which Davis acknowledges, its just that the analyst believes Roby still isn't "getting the attention he merits."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 17 - 7:06 PM

The Steelers hosted Ohio State CB Bradley Roby, Boston College LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, and Arizona State LB Carl Bradford for pre-draft visits last week.

Roby, Mel Kiper's "biggest LB or DB risk," has actually been moving back up boards recently. And we aren't surprised, as he picked up his play last season after getting abused by Jared Abbrederis. Roby (5-foot-11 1/4 and 194 pounds) ran an official 4.39 forty at the NFL Combine and posted a 6.78 second 3-cone drill at his pro day. Pierre-Louis and Bradford, meanwhile, could both be fits in Pittsburgh's LB-friendly 3-4 scheme.
Apr 14 - 7:06 PM

Ohio State CB Bradley Roby revealed he has pre-draft visits scheduled with the Titans, Steelers, Jets, Bills and Chargers.

Each team has been connected with corners early in the draft. Roby's final season was widely called a disappointment, but we saw bright spots after his rough outing against Jared Abbrederis. The Buckeye was frequently asked to line up 6-10 yards off the line of scrimmage, but he has the physical mentality to play closer to receivers in the NFL.
Apr 1 - 11:23 AM

Asked to identify the draft's biggest LB or DB risk, ESPN's Mel Kiper cited Ohio State CB Bradley Roby.

"Roby is more naturally gifted than he is a great technical corner at this point, and you have to wonder if he'll rely too much on his instincts and talent over the preparation and coaching cues," Kiper wrote. "If he does, he can fall back on some bad habits, namely holding too often and drawing flags. That said, I still like Roby as a first-round pick because he has the talent to be special." Roby (5-foot-11 1/4 and 194 pounds) ran an official 4.39 forty at the NFL Combine and posted a 6.78 second 3-cone drill at his pro day.
Mar 31 - 10:02 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock says Ohio State CB Bradley Roby proved to the NFL at Friday's pro day that he could be "smooth and athletic and show a great change of direction."

"He put on a show," Mayock said. Roby kept his numbers from the combine, but did run a 6.78 second 3-cone drill. The analyst added that Roby and Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert are the two most athletic corners in May's draft. Mayock doesn't believe Roby (5-foot-11 1/4 and 194 pounds) will get out of the first round.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 8 - 9:16 PM

Ohio State CB Bradley Roby ran an official 4.39 forty at the NFL Combine.

Roby has excellent athletic ability and was expected to run well, but this was still an impressive showing because of the pressure he was under. After returning for his senior season, Roby saw his draft stock deflate with a subpar 2013 campaign in which some evaluators felt he stopped competing at a high level. Roby (5-foot-11 1/4 and 194 pounds) would make for a great value pick in the second round if he lasts that long.
Feb 25 - 7:14 PM