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While concerns may remain over Roby's durability and his arrest before this past season, he has a strong chance to be one of the first cornerbacks taken. After redshirting in 2010, Roby had three highly productive campaigns for Ohio State and finished with eight interceptions along with 36 pass break-ups. He also showed he was not afraid to stick his helmet into the action with 179 tackles, including 132 solo stops. His 2013 season, though, began and ended on sour notes. He was suspended for the opener after getting arrested for his part in a bar fight in Bloomington, Ind., and sat out the Orange Bowl with a bone bruise on his knee. Roby, who also missed one game as a sophomore because of a shoulder injury, appeared healthy at the NFL combine as he clocked the fourth-best 40-yard dash among defensive backs and seventh-fastest overall at 4.39 seconds. Roby also finished in the top five among cornerbacks in the 20-yard shuttle at 4.04 seconds. That might help make up for what was generally an inconsistent final season with the Buckeyes. Many consider one of Roby's weaknesses to be that he sometimes lacks focus, something that may have played a role in him allowing Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis to make 10 catches for 207 yards on Sept. 28. However, he also had an interception in that game and did well enough the rest of the season to earn first-team all-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year. Roby, though, couldn't repeat his All-American status from 2012. He also has shown a knack for blocking punts with two in 2013 and one against Northwestern on Oct. 5 that he recovered for a touchdown.