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2 notable measurables on CB Roby

Posted by Chris Brown on April 2, 2014 – 4:48 pm

Ohio State CB Bradley Roby, who had a pre-draft visit with the Bills Wednesday, has a lot going for him when it comes to his athleticism. He also has a couple of noteworthy measurables that may separate him from some other cornerbacks in the draft class.

By no means do measurables paint the whole picture on a prospect, but Roby who stands just 5’11” has 10 1/4-inch hands. Those were the biggest at the NFL combine at the cornerback position. What does it mean? Bigger hands can cater to being a surer tackler and can aid in securing the ball on potential interception opportunities.

Where Roby also performed best was his initial burst. His 1.47-second 10-yard split time on his 40-yard dash at the NFL combine was the fastest among cornerbacks, tied with TCU’s Jason Verrett. Such a short area burst will help in the quick change of direction situations that cornerbacks face all the time.

Just a couple of unique ingredients to the total package that is Roby.

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