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  • Bradley Roby...?

    So we draft a dude that clearly gets beat like a redded mule! He does not make our secondary better at all.... This is the set up for a draft disaster!

  • #2
    Why so negative? Let's see what this kid does. Just because they showed only bad that is one game. It goes to show to you that the NFL has no love for Denver.

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    • #3
      With a little coaching Roby could be the best DB to come out of this draft. I was surprised but I trust that Elway and his brain trust knows what they are doing.

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      • #4
        Not a fan of that pick at all. Very underwhelming. Meh.

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        • #5
          I'm going to guess you are basing this off of that Wisconsin lowlight real they showed?

          The dude is athletic and can be coached up. I love the pick especially for where we got him at.

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          • #6
            Song: "Go Harder" - FutureFootage: ABC, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ScoutingOhio.com


            Our new guy. Not sure how I feel but he looks fast.

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            • #7
              Relax man. Roby has a ton of potential. In the right situation with the right coaching he can be special. I'm not a huge fan of the pick either and I have a lot of questions on Roby. But in my opinion John Elway has earned the trust of us fans as a GM the last few years. Give the kid a chance before you write him off.
              Adopted Bronco: Bradley Roby

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              • #8
                Like Mayock said, the Wisconsin game was frightening. Roby's whole body of work in 2013 was inconsistent. He has all the athletic tools and potential to be a premier corner in this league but he has to get his head screwed on right.

                With that being said, I am very hopeful that Fox and JDR can turn him into a very fine player for us.

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                • #9
                  o look someone who knows everything even though he probably just learned his name today or in the last week

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HDbroncos02 View Post
                    Like Mayock said, the Wisconsin game was frightening. Roby's whole body of work in 2013 was inconsistent. He has all the athletic tools and potential to be a premier corner in this league but he has to get his head screwed on right.

                    With that being said, I am very hopeful that Fox and JDR can turn him into a very fine player for us.
                    Some guys just have your number. I believe that for Roby, Jared Abbredaris was one of those guys. Abbredaris is also a great route runner with good speed. Not easy to cover.
                    Yes he was inconsistent but has a lot of potential.
                    Adopted Bronco: Bradley Roby

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                    • #11
                      Don't feel 1 way or the other about this pick (wanted Su'a-Filo) but if anything else might be a good return man 1st yr if nothing else.

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                      • #12
                        Who else would you have wanted? Roby was the best player available and it is a position of need win win. We're picking at #31 not top 10 guys...

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                        • #13


                          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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                          • #14
                            I am absolutely thrilled with this pick. Roby has a chance to be the best CB in this draft. He has top 15 upside and the only reason he was available at 31 was due to off the field concerns. We have a veteran locket room who could get this guy on the right track. CB was our teams biggest need and Roby was the BPA when we were on the clock making this the perfect pick. I honestly wouldnt have been upset had we moved up a couple spots to draft this kid. Good job Elway and company for staying patient and getting our guy.

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                            • #15
                              Watch the film you negative Nancy's. He was the right pick.

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