NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Ohio State CB Bradley Roby
|03.26.14 at 9:51 am ET|
WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.
School: Ohio State
Weight: 194 pounds
Achievements: 2013 first-team All-Big Ten, 2012 second-team All-American, 2012 first-team All-Big Ten, 2012 Thorpe Award semifinalist
What he brings: Scouts agree that Roby has great speed for his position, but they also show concerns about his small frame that allows other players to outmuscle him. However, he’s known as an aggressive player who plays bigger than his size. He’s pegged as nickel slot defender who can contribute on special teams as well.
Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 1-2
Notes: Roby, 21, recorded 69 tackles, 16 passes defensed, three interceptions and two blocked punts in 2013. In 2012 he led the nation with 19 passes defensed, and he had 63 tackles and two interceptions. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Roby started all 13 games, tying for the team lead with three interceptions and recording 47 tackles. … Roby was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery on July 21, 2013, after he hit a bouncer during a bar fight. The charge eventually was reduced to disorderly conduct. He was suspended for the first game of the 2013 season. … Roby was ejected from the team’s game against Iowa last Oct. 19 for targeting.
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Video: Here are highlights from Bradley Roby’s 2013 season.