Reordering Patriots’ cornerback depth chart after E.J. Biggers signing
5. Darryl Roberts
An injured wrist in the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers ended Roberts’ rookie campaign before it started. And it was really a shame, because Roberts stood out in training camp and was in good standing to make the final roster.
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Throughout training camp, Roberts showed excellent ball skills and separated himself from a group of veterans vying to replace the then-depleted Patriots’ cornerback group. As it stands right now, Roberts should be considered a likely Week 1 depth option.
Roberts could rise into the No. 3 role with a full offseason of practice and another solid training camp. Standing at six feet tall, he could even contend with Logan Ryan for snaps on the outside.
Roberts is definitely a sophomore pro to keep an eye on as the 2016 approaches.
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