Bradley Roby, Junior, Cornerback, Ohio State
A 2012 All-American, Bradley Roby returns to school as a fourth year junior coming off of some off-season legal issues. Putting those behind him, Roby is one of the best cornerbacks in the nation and a lynch pin to an elite defense at Ohio State. Five career interceptions and 23 pass breakups in his 24 games don't tell the whole story. He has a way of making special plays. Roby's career stats include touchdowns off of interceptions, fumble returns, and through special teams. He's blocked a kick and forced a fumble, all prior to his junior year on the field.
Bradley Roby is the best cornerback prospect in the Big Ten. He has some company in other conferences but should be a consideration for best corner in the country as well. Although he doesn't have exceptional size (standing at just 5'11"), Roby has 4.3 speed and good ball skills. He is also a very good tackler for a corner. Last season, he finished third on the Buckeyes in total tackles and second in solo tackles. For a position usually condemned for its tackling ability, Roby can consider that a strength on his resume. While cornerback stock is routinely very fluid, a first round selection seems plausible for Roby if he decides to come out after this season.