Rising Star: Bradley Roby, CB
By just about any metric statistically, Bradley Roby is a shutdown NFL cornerback.
He has played all 64 games in his first four years in the NFL, racking up 188 total tackles, 49 pass breakups, six interceptions, five forced fumbles, and three sacks in that timeframe.
Roby doesn’t get deserved attention because he’s been a ‘number three’ with Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. but now that Talib is off to Los Angeles, the spotlight will shine brighter on the Broncos’ rising star.
Roby is a shut-down corner in his own right and has some of the best ball skills on the team. That doesn’t just include his ability to pick off passes, but Roby understands how to get his hands in the throwing lane and make plays on the football to prevent receivers from doing much of anything throughout the course of a game.
He will play a bit of a feast or famine game at times, but for the most part, this is a well-rounded player whose overall skill set is developing and the Broncos will soon look to lock him up financially as a critical piece of their defense going forward.