Aqib Talib left a power void at cornerback which the Broncos are working to fill.
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has reiterated multiple times that there will be a competition for the No. 2 cornerback spot on the depth chart, and we’re seeing that play out. With the departure of Aqib Talib, Bradley Roby has been expected to slide in and fill that void. But that is not necessarily the case.
Recently, Joseph said Tramaine Brock and Roby are battling for the No. 2 position behind Chris Harris Jr., and a competition at the cornerback position could make the defensive back room stronger.
Speaking to Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7, former Broncos safety Nick Ferguson says that competition is something that should bring the best out of you.
“This is something that should elevate Bradley Roby to a whole different plateau,” Ferguson continued. “If it doesn’t, that says a lot about him and his skillset. Especially after being a first round draft choice out of Ohio State.”
Wanting a starting position, and earning a starting position in the NFL are two totally different things. Competition would make Roby better, and he needs to show that during training camp.
“Come out here and earn it,” said Ferguson. “Show us by being a leader on the field and off the field, and when we put you in a game situation and your going to have to lock down maybe a team’s second best wide receiver. Can you live up to that billing?”
Roby is one year away from hitting free agency, and a big 2018 season from him could pay dividends for the rest of his career.
“We now have to wait and see if Bradley Roby’s going to accept and live up to that challenge,” said Ferguson.
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