July 22, 2014

Ohio State’s Roby to declare for 2014 NFL Draft

Ohio State junior cornerback Bradley Roby will declare for the 2014 NFL Draft following the end of the Buckeyes’ season. This relatively unsurprising news was declared by Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer on Wednesday.

Scout.com ranks Roby as the No. 2 cornerback eligible for the 2014 Draft, 15th overall, coming in behind only Oregon’s  Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

Roby, 5-feet-11 and 192 pounds, has eight interceptions and 32 pass breakups in his career at Ohio State. He considered entering the 2013 NFL Draft a year ago as a redshirt sophomore, but decided to return to Ohio State for “one more year.” Roby entered the season as a potential top-10 pick, but his rocky junior campaign—marred with mental mistakes, a suspension, missed tackles and an ejection due to “targeting”—has raised some red flags about his potential at the NFL level.

Meyer said Roby, who is techincally a junior, will be honored on “Senior Day” when Ohio State plays host to Indiana on Saturday.

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  • blah

    He’s the number 2 corner? Seriously?

    I may not know much about football but I didn’t think he looked that good this season

  • Kevin Huyghe

    I’m surprised anybody on this defense is ranked that high in anything.

  • Natedawg86

    no way he is #2 CB, 15th overall. He will be lucky to be drafted in the 3rd rd.

  • Wow

    Good, now we don’t have to see receivers burn him every game.

  • Tuckybuck

    Its more about how his skills will translate to the NFL than a few mistakes this year. He was clearly pressing at the beginning of the year, he actually came into the season as the #1 CB prospect in college football.

  • Bourn, Michael Bourn

    He definitely won’t go in the top 2 rounds after his performance this year. He really reminds me of Buster Skrine with his complete lack of clingyness (technical football term) but he makes quick breaks on balls.