With the 31st overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected former Ohio State Buckeyes’ cornerback Bradley Roby.
After destroying just about every passing record behind quarterback Peyton Manning last season, the Broncos have focused on the defensive side of the ball this offseason. They signed former Dallas Cowboys’ defensive end DeMarcus Ware, brought in former Cleveland Browns’ safety T.J. Ward and signed cornerback Aqib Talib away from the New England Patriots.
The Broncos flirted with the idea of trading up for either linebackers C.J. Mosley or Ryan Shazier, but instead decided to stay at 31 and it may have really paid off. Roby is a very talented cornerback and the Broncos could still use some help in their secondary.
Roby has had some run-ins with the law, including a disorderly conduct incident and another recent bout with the law so there are a few red flags, but not too many to pass on his talent.
Roby doesn’t have bad size at 5’11 and 194 pounds and is an extremely good athlete with fantastic speed, running a 4.39 40-yard dash. Roby has had some problems with consistency, but it is something that can be corrected. Roby will be counted on quickly and could help put the Broncos’ defense in the position it must be in to win a title.