Although the New Orleans Saints signed Buffalo Bills’ free agent safety Jairus Byrd to a mega deal, agreed to terms with future Hall-of-Fame cornerback Champ Bailey, retained safety Rafael Bush, matching the offer sheet he signed with the Atlanta Falcons and even signed free agent safety Marcus Ball, the Saints would like continue upgrading their back end.
They will likely do that in next month’s draft.
According to Adam Caplain of ESPN, Roby is among five cornerbacks visiting the Saints on Tuesday.
Source said 5 CBs visiting #Saints today are: Justin Gilbert, Bradley Roby, Aaron Colvin, Pierre Desir, and Demetri Goodson.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 15, 2014
The 5’11, 194-pound Roby made 179 tackles, 7.5 for loss, one sack and eight interceptions in three years with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
NFL.com’s draft profile of Roby describes him as an “urgent, confident, competitive athlete with an intriguing combination of speed, suddenness, ball skills and tackling ability.” They say he “has broad appeal given his scheme versatility, and should be able to contribute readily as nickel slot defender and special-teams contributor” and “has a ceiling as a No. 2.”
He is projected as a first or possibly a second round pick.