Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Daily draft dish: Roby a risk-reward pick
By Rich Cimini
With draft day (May 8 ) rapidly approaching, we'll whet your appetite with a daily factoid, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. We'll keep it New York Jets-centric, sticking to team needs, possible selections, trends, etc.
Ohio State's Bradley Roby is a physically gifted cornerback who, for whatever reason, didn't play as well as expected last season. He was suspended for the opener because of an off-the-field incident and he was lit up by Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis in another game. But Roby still managed to produce his share of big plays -- three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 13 pass break ups.
Roby also was a stud on special teams, blocking two kicks. In 2012, he was the only defender in the nation to score three different ways -- he recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone, recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and returned an interception.
The Jets are looking for a young cornerback, but they might be hesitatant to take Roby in the first round, considering his inconsistency last season and a minor scrape with the law last week.