Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC/1stM...08-21-13 - Misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges dropped/Suspended for opening game/07-22-13 - Off-field incident...PWCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott/DS#1PSTeamProspect-DBrugler/TSX-PTW...2012: 1stC/WCamp2nd/AP2nd/1stM
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Draft Scout Bradley Roby News
12/05/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Bradley Roby, Ohio State, Defensive Back...Roby is tied for the team lead with three interceptions and sits third on the team with 63 tackles. The 2012 first-team All-American leads the team with 13 pass break-ups and has blocked a pair of punts. - Ohio State football
12/05/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Bradley Roby, Ohio State, Defensive Back...Roby is tied for the team lead with three interceptions and sits third on the team with 63 tackles. The 2012 first-team All-American leads the team with 13 pass break-ups and has blocked a pair of punts. - Ohio State football
11/21/13 - Buckeyes CB Roby leaving for NFL...Ohio State junior cornerback Bradley Roby will declare for the 2014 NFL Draft following the end of the Buckeyes' season, head coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday. Roby is rated as the No. 3 cornerback and No. 29 prospect overall eligible for May's draft, according to current ratings by NFLDraftScout.com. Oregon junior Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (No. 24 overall) and TCU senior Jason Verrett (28) are the only cornerbacks rated ahead of him. Meyer said Roby, who was expected to leave the Buckeyes after this season, will be honored on "Senior Day" when Ohio State plays host to Indiana on Saturday.
Roby, 5-feet-11 and 192 pounds, has eight interceptions and 32 pass breakups in his career. While considered an elite athlete, he has been inconsistent as a junior and was routinely beaten by Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis last month. Roby also has not had much of a chance to display his man coverage skills in Ohio State's system. Roby does have world class speed, and will be a candidate to run a sub-4.4-second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine in February. Along with his athleticism and ballhawking ability that can project to good man coverage abilities in the pros, NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler said Roby has a fighting attitude to compete for the ball that will also help earn him a potential first-round grade by many teams. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/13 - The good news for Ohio State junior cornerback Bradley Roby is that he didn't get beat on Saturday against Iowa, something that has become an unfortunate habit for him this season. But the reason is because he exited the contest in the first quarter after he was disqualified for a targeting penalty. He struck Iowa 6-foot-7 tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz with helmet-to-helmet contact after clearly launching himself in an upward motion.
The play was reviewed and upheld. Roby entered this season as a possible early first round draft pick due to his athleticism and ballhawking ability in man coverage, but it's been a rocky start to his junior year. He was suspended for the season opener after an off-field incident and his misfortune stretched to the field as he struggled mightily vs. Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis and several others against California and Northwestern. Despite the poor start, Roby still has the second half of 2013 to prove to NFL scouts that his 2012 play wasn't a fluke. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/21/13 - Ohio State fans were up in arms that star CB Bradley Roby was ejected for coming in high on the shoulder/neck areas on a tackle of Iowa receiver CJ Fiedorowicz in the first quarter of Saturday's game. The play was reviewed and the call on the field stood. The new rule, adopted in February by the NCAA's Football Rules Committee, specifies that players are ejected for any violation. Roby's penalty, in essence, was ejection for three quarters. He will be eligible to play all of Saturday's game against Penn State (8 p.m., Ohio Stadium). The intent is to eliminate dangerous contact.
As might be expected, after the game both coaches seemed to see it differently. Some Ohio State fans blamed the ejection on the receiver, while some accepted it as the correct call. "I thought it was below - you guys could see, was it below the shoulder?" coach Urban Meyer said of the contact dished out by Roby. "That's my question. I guess I don't know. I got fined $30,000 one time for going after an official, so I'm not going to do that."
Fiedorowicz returned to play the rest of the game. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn't think the call was even remotely open to question. "The rule's in place. You live by the consequences of the rule," he said. "I did not think that was the closest call of the day, if that's what you're asking. It didn't appear that way to me. That's a tremendous crew of officials we had on the field today." - AP Sports