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Broncos take cornerback Bradley Roby

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The Broncos proved they weren’t afraid to take a talented cornerback with character questions, when they gave Aqib Talib a $57 million contract in free agency.

They did it again, taking Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby with the 31st overall pick.

Roby was arrested for a bar fight in college (and suspended a game), though the charges were dropped. Then two weeks ago, he was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence.

Still, he’s a talented player, who should provide good athletic value for the defending AFC champions.

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24 Responses to “Broncos take cornerback Bradley Roby”
  1. keepongronking says: May 8, 2014 11:43 PM

    Got absolutely burned by Jared Abreddaris to the tune of ten catches 100+ yards. Another Poor first round pick from the Broncos.

  2. tdshouldbeinthehall says: May 9, 2014 12:07 AM

    Get him to tackle better like Moore from year 1 to year 2 and he will be good. Dude can play. Oh ya and stay out of jail.

  3. peytonmanningsforehead says: May 9, 2014 12:27 AM

    Probably the biggest reach of the first round. This chump would have easily still been available in the second or third rounds. Looks like Smellway has been taking lessons from Mike Ditka or Matt Millen.

  4. murph2432 says: May 9, 2014 12:30 AM

    Not a terrible pick but not the selection I’d pick. Looked amazing his 2012 season but made a lot of bad reads and choices. Could have been a top CB if it wasn’t for his bad performance in 2013

  5. myshkingfh says: May 9, 2014 12:32 AM

    Who was Denver’s last poor first round pick? I would think it was Tebow.

  6. blackcatnfl says: May 9, 2014 12:42 AM

    In his defense, he was hungover that game.

  7. steelersandladyboysfan says: May 9, 2014 1:08 AM

    not sure if you want this guy around all that chronic

  8. ajpowden says: May 9, 2014 1:09 AM

    Keepongronking, is just saying exactly what mike mayock said on the nfl network broadcast. Absolutely no thoughts of his own. One game.

  9. stopthehate15bowdown says: May 9, 2014 1:26 AM

    Great value pick at a need position. May we never
    have to rely on Tony Carter again…Amen! But I guess if you listen to chowder-head arm-chair GMs, it’s a reach to take most athletic corner in the draft because he had a bad game once. I guess Elway should have taken an injury prone Florida defensive tackle in the first (Gerrard Warren anyone?) round. He’ll get injured and Belichick will be signing DTs off of Denver’s practice squad (Sealver Siliga anyone? ) next year too.

  10. thefutureofoil says: May 9, 2014 1:40 AM

    This guy got burned a lot in college. Nickname will be “toast” in the NFL because he is going to be abused by receivers.

  11. mdd913 says: May 9, 2014 2:32 AM

    His character issues are overblown. But he does suck. He couldn’t cover me on a double move and I’m 40 years old.

  12. brownsmakemecrazy says: May 9, 2014 4:19 AM

    Wow Denver. What a horrible pick and i thought the Browns made dumb draft picks. This is a bad pick. This wont help u beat anyone. He couldnt even cover college WRs, what makes u think he can cover NFL WRs

  13. robbieboston says: May 9, 2014 6:55 AM

    Pats did the same with Dennard, except way later in the draft. That’s called a steal. Not drafting him in your spot in Round 1.

  14. ken2112 says: May 9, 2014 7:22 AM

    Not too sure about this pick. Roby is inconsistent and can be a very poor tackler. The Broncos could have done better.

  15. simplegodfather says: May 9, 2014 8:52 AM

    seriously? you gonna draft the guy with questionable off field problems, and your bringing him to 420 legal state? pretty bad idea.. HUGE risks but has huge upside, if he stay out of trouble..

  16. stopthehate15bowdown says: May 9, 2014 9:33 AM

    Great pick… a top 20 pick who fell to 31 and has time to develop while contributing as a nickel corner. Glad elway resisted the temptation to take Marquise Lee and continues to remake this defense

  17. natelan69 says: May 9, 2014 10:09 AM

    This should go well.

  18. listenup823 says: May 9, 2014 10:13 AM

    Will start week one.. Has a chip with everything to prove

  19. nodindenver says: May 9, 2014 10:37 AM

    Hope the kid puts the chip to good use. As for moving up to take Mosely, I figure that they had visions of Rolando McClain and his non success in the NFL. If you watched ESPN last night, they were prepared for his selection by showing a series of missed tackles that is cause for concern. His scowl at the podium for lasting till 31 is good motivation to learn to wrap up and drive to the turf which is what we need!

  20. wolfy5db says: May 9, 2014 11:39 AM

    Funny how so many people who never watch game tape know so much. Ya gonna trust some fans opinion who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. All the experts believe a good pick trust them more.

  21. somethingsmellsrotten says: May 9, 2014 12:26 PM

    Hilarious…great move Donkeyville. This guy is sooooo overrated, gonna be sweet watching him get burned just like ole Chump in his later years.

  22. furious76 says: May 9, 2014 2:09 PM

    High reward / low risk pick IMO.

    After the antics of Von Miller, I put much less stock in the perception of a players attitude in college. Von was supposed to be a super class act 0 risk draft prospect, and he’s been suspended for drug test antics.

    I hope the kid works out. Massively physically talented. Position of need. Good pick.

  23. jjackwagon says: May 9, 2014 3:16 PM

    More like a High Risk/Low reward pick, given his off the field problems and the other talent that they passed on. Bad pick.

  24. denver1983 says: May 12, 2014 9:40 PM

    Great Pick this guy is arguably the most talented corner in the draft. All you fat boy lays potato chip eating clowns need to learn football!!

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