5 Broncos to Watch vs. San Francisco

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Oct 12, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) is pressured by Denver Broncos corner back Bradley Roby (29) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The rookie from Ohio State has been fun to watch.

As I said last week after the Broncos win, Roby has to be the leading candidate for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

He’s not just making big plays, he’s making timely plays. He’s shored up the Denver secondary with how he’s played opposite Aqib Talib and Chris Harris.

What I love most about Roby’s game is the physical nature with which he plays. He’s a sure tackler, he has a nasty and mean streak to him. He’s strong in the run game.

With the weapons the 49ers have on offense, the Broncos need Roby to continue his strong play on Sunday.