2017 NFL DRAFT

Bradley Roby, CB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 194 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3951-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.392.56-17 38 1/2-4.04-
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.342.501.5117 38 1/210'4"4.04-

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Player Overview

After starting all 25 the previous two seasons, Roby missed the 2013 season opener serving a suspension for his involvement in a bar fight. After shaking off some rust, Roby returned to form as one of the nation's top cornerbacks, showing off world-class speed, safety-like aggression and big-play ability that earned him first-team All-American honors in 2012.

Although his talent merits first-round consideration, some scouts doubt the self-awareness or maturity to be a reliable pro right immediately. Roby is gifted when it comes to doing the hard things, like mirroring receivers, but a lack of discipline and focus get him into trouble against inferior players.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Wiry, lanky frame with long arms. Plays with impressive intensity and physicality for his size. Prides himself on big hits and is unafraid to mix it up in the box against the run. Has an explosive first step and hits top speed rapidly.

World-class, sprinter-type speed with the click-and-close ability to play tight coverage and mirror receivers all over the field. Fluid in reverse and transitions smoothly without losing a step. Effective blitzer off the edge and surprises offensive linemen with his elite first step.

Maintains awareness of receiver while reading quarterback's eyes. Effective using length and surprising punch to disengage from blocks in run support.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks preferred size for the position. Has the speed to eat a ton of ground quickly but offers too much cushion and waits too long to close on the ball.

Only knows full speed and will over-pursue in space. Relies more on the hit than wrapping up as a tackler, and drops his head on contact. Played mostly off-man coverage and his ability to leverage or disrupt at the line of scrimmage is unknown. Must be cognizant of aggressiveness not becoming lack of control.

Compares To: DeAngelo Hall, Redskins - Roby's combination of world-class speed and overly aggressive style remind some of the former eighth overall pick. Undersized, Roby's rare speed and physicality could convince scouts that he has the tools to compensate.

--Rob Rang

 
 
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