Expect Ohio State CB Bradley Roby to Be a Steal for San Diego Chargers

By Erwin Mendoza
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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

CB Bradley Roby’s official visit to the San Diego Chargers isn’t until later this month, but if the conditions fit, Roby could be wearing a Chargers hat by end of the first round. With cornerbacks in demand across the league and Roby’s production in 2013, his draft stock might’ve taken a hit and could be the 25th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Roby was the fastest corner running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine clocking in at 4.39 seconds. A couple of his highlights were his ability to play zone coverage and tackle aggressively. He might not be able to return kicks, but he could be a difference on special teams as a gunner or punt rusher.

The obvious knocks on him are his quality of character and this is in regards to a bar incident that landed him in jail overnight in 2013. Leading to a questionable 2013 campaign as he had hoped getting burned on a few days, especially a game against Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, who had went over 200 yards receiving, including a touchdown.

I wouldn’t expect the Chargers to conduct a trade to move up for one of the more elite corners in the draft like a Justin Gilbert or Darqueze Dennard. The Chargers are cemented with the 25th pick and they have to select the best with that pick.

I would like to believe Tom Telesco sees a lot of upside to Roby, and foresees Roby dropping out of the top 20. There is a chip on Roby’s shoulders that Telesco likes in his players take a look at Manti Te’o and Keenan Allen.

Erwin Mendoza is a San Diego Chargers writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @erwinsports, or add him to your network on Google.

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