After what happened in Super Bowl 48, the focus for the Denver Broncos this offseason has been all about defense. They got themselves two huge free agents in defensive end DeMarcus Ware and cornerback Aqib Talib, and they took it a step further in the first round of the draft when they selected one of the top cornerbacks available in Ohio State star Bradley Roby.
On Tuesday, the team signed Roby to his rookie deal.
Broncos signed first-round rookie cornerback Bradley Roby.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) June 10, 2014
This is tremendous news for the team as Roby was the only unsigned rookie that was left on the team at this point. Roby should be able to come in and contribute immediately for the defending AFC Champions while also getting the chance to learn from one of the best in the game in Talib.
Despite some off-the-field issues during his career in Columbus, the team obviously expects big things out of one of the best shutdown corners that the Big Ten has seen within the last decade. He turned a lot of heads at the Scouting Combine back in February when he was clocked in the 40-yard dash in the 4.34 range.
You do have to admire the Broncos immediately realizing that defense was their problem following the 43-8 blowout by the Seahawks back in the Super Bowl and not just doing something about it, but going above and beyond.
At the end of the first round they had one of the best at the position sitting right there and they were smart enough to bring him on board.