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  • Originally posted by one_bad_55 View Post
    None of our DB's are very good at looking for the ball so why is this now a problem? If he has the speed to keep up and the physicality to match the WR's than he can learn when to look for the ball.

    To me he looks like an untrained DRC at this point.
    Again, he set a school record for pass break-ups. What's this nonsense about not being able to find the ball?

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    • Originally posted by SoundsOfSuccess View Post
      Not true. 8 points is reflective of lack of receivers' ability to get off press and lack of offensive line protection. Offense is a problem.
      Ah, 8 points is reflective of a lot of things, getting off the press being one. Other issues (that were bigger problems) were not protecting Manning and not establishing a running game AT ALL. We were manhandled, but even though Seattle was clearly better than us, they weren't THAT much better. It's just when things start to go bad in the SB, the team behind tends to panic. But even if I give you the receiver's not being able to get off the press, the main culprit there was Decker. That was addressed by getting Emmanuel Sanders.

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      • Originally posted by the0rangecrush View Post
        So you want Lee in order to beat press coverage?
        His handwork is one of his best skills, so yes, that would be nice

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        • I dont HATE the pick...I dont like it either. If Roby has trouble locating the ball, that is a weakness we could live without.

          I guess we shall see how this plays out. I hope he comes in and kills it. He said he thinks hes better than some of the other guys that went before him... USE THAT.
          Go Broncos

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          • Originally posted by Socnorb11 View Post
            Again, he set a school record for pass break-ups. What's this nonsense about not being able to find the ball?
            Just watch him play

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            • Most likely, Elway and co. and the scouts did not consider any of the issues brought forth here. Some people saw he had a bad game for a few highlights after the pick and now know everything about him...

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              • Mike Mayock's top CBs

                13. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
                19. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
                23. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
                25. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
                29. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

                http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...-100-prospects

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                • From Rotoworld:


                  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 burned 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.

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                  • Originally posted by JayJack View Post
                    Phillip Gaines was my choice. Roby is just like Tony Carter, they have the speed to run with any receiver, but they can't locate the ball to save their lives.
                    ROBY>Gaines here are last yr stats (Roby was even better in 2012

                    ROBY 69 TACKLES - 3 INTs - 16 PASS Break ups (BIG TEN) oh and 2 BLOCK PUNTS
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                    Gaines36 TACKLES -4 INTs- 9 PASS Break ups and a weak schedule

                    Why dont you wait til the 3rd Round for this guy

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                    • Originally posted by maddenking27 View Post
                      Yup. But nothing to do with the Roby pick. I would rather have any other corner in this draft then this guy. Horrible pick!

                      Why because he is from THE Ohio State University, you poor poor badger fan? You got Montee last year....
                      Where is this season going?

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                      • Originally posted by SoundsOfSuccess View Post
                        Just watch him play
                        Can you explain how he set a school record for pass breakups if he can't find the ball?

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                        • Originally posted by brianmcfarlane View Post
                          Late last year? Williams played well late last season ... he will compete with Vickerson for a starting DT spot.
                          Williams had a whopping 2 tackles over the course of the postseason

                          Not saying he's a bust but he hasn't done anything

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                          • Originally posted by Socnorb11 View Post
                            Again, he set a school record for pass break-ups. What's this nonsense about not being able to find the ball?
                            because on NFL Network they showed him gettin consistently beaten because he couldnt locate the ball

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                            • Originally posted by Socnorb11 View Post
                              Can you explain how he set a school record for pass breakups if he can't find the ball?
                              Watch him play

                              Its not even that he can't find the ball, he just gives up too much in tight coverage.

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                              • Roby Blurb

                                A whirlwind offseason for Bradley Roby has ended exactly where the confident cornerback always expected: The first round of the NFL draft.

                                The former Ohio State star, who left school after his junior campaign, was selected this evening by the Denver Broncos with the 31st overall pick of the first round.

                                The Broncos will get a player with perhaps unmatched speed as well as excellent tackling skills and a knack for making plays, but also a player who perhaps carries baggage after a pair of run-ins with the law and an uneven final campaign in college.

                                LINK: The Book On Bradley Roby

                                Roby’s star-crossed final season at OSU got off to a rough start in July when, mere days before fall camp started, he was arrested for his role in an altercation in a Bloomington, Ind., establishment.

                                Those charges were dismissed but Roby was suspended for the opening game of the season, and his campaign never seemed to get on track. He was chosen a first-team All-Big Ten selection after making 69 tackles, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions and scoring two touchdowns – returning a pick-six for a score vs. Illinois and also blocking a punt vs. Northwestern and recovering it for a TD in that key win.

                                But he had trouble with Wisconsin star wideout Jared Abbrederis and seemed to be victimized on a number of miscommunications during the season, and one of his trademark skills during the campaign was showing off his speed to catch players from behind who had gotten behind the OSU defense. He also missed the Orange Bowl because of injury, and some observers – including head coach Urban Meyer himself – noted that Roby seemed to be struggling with having passed up the draft a year earlier.

                                Even his lead-up to the draft has been up and down. Roby was cited for not having physical control of his vehicle recently – originally an OVI charge, one many thought might keep him from the first round – but he tore up the offseason workout circuit on his way to being rated a first-round talent.

                                “Roby was a starter in all 37 games he played in over his three-year playing career with the Buckeyes,” Scout draft analyst Jamie Newberg wrote in his draft preview. “He had 44 career passes defended, eight interceptions and 36 pass breakups. Roby has good size (5-11/194) and ran 4.39 [forty] at the NFL combine. He has an outstanding burst and was one of just a few prospects at combine with a sub-1.5 10 yard forty split. Roby had 1.47 and 1.50. He also ran a sizzling 4.04 short shuttle, showing his agility and lateral quickness. This is a physical and aggressive defensive back who has all the traits to be an outstanding cornerback in the NFL.”

                                A one-time Vanderbilt commit, Roby made a switch to the Buckeyes late in the recruiting process and redshirted at Ohio State in 2010. He immediately joined the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and finished with 47 tackles, six pass breakups and three interceptions.

                                His true breakout season came in 2012 in his second campaign as a starter. Roby had 63 tackles, 17 pass breakups and two interceptions, allowing him to lead the nation in passes defended per game. He also showed his playmaking skills as he recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone vs. Miami, recovered a blocked punt in the end zone vs. Indiana and intercepted a pass vs. Nebraska and returned it for a touchdown.

                                That year, he was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten pick, a first-team All-American according to ESPN.com, a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award and a second-team All-American according to The Associated Press and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

                                He finished his career with 37 career starts, 179 tackles, 36 pass breakups and eight interceptions. Roby’s 44 passes defended rank third in school history.

                                He and joins Ryan Shazier as Buckeyes to be selected in the first round. Shazier went 15th overall to Pittsburgh.
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