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Buckeyes Looking For A Better Showing In The 2014 Draft

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Cornerback Bradley Roby is one of the nation's top impact players. Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.
Cornerback Bradley Roby is one of the nation's top impact players. Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.

Roby was a first-team All-Big Ten cornerback in 2012. At 5-11,193, Roby may be the next in a long line of standout corners that have come out of Ohio State.

Roby was a versatile playmaker, finishing the season with 63 tackles, one sack, along with two interceptions and 17 passes defended. With a reported 4.3 40, Roby has speed to match up with anybody that aligns across from him, and he has tremendous quickness to go along with his speed.

What makes Roby elite is his innate timing on pass breakups when the ball is in the air. He shows the instincts and vision that are necessary to blossom in the NFL. Roby has the ability to close the air and make open field tackles. Against Nebraska last season, Roby opened the game with an interception return for a touchdown, and finished with five tackles and a second INT.

Roby has already stated he will be entering the 2014 draft, and his play in his final year may be the key to returning the Buckeyes to the BCS championship chase.