The Denver Broncos have owned the league’s best pass defense for two years running. Defensive backs Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr., and T.J. Ward get much of the credit for the ranking, but one other member of the secondary is often overlooked. He isn’t taking his exclusion from the spotlight as a slight, though.

“I kind of like people giving me no credit of being in ‘No Fly,'” Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby told Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post, referring to the unit’s “No Fly Zone” nickname.

“Because I’m like, ‘Well, you see me out here making plays, so you have to mention my name.’ Just because you’re not a starter, doesn’t mean you can’t be a top player in this league.”

In his third year out of college, Roby contributed 39 tackles and two interceptions, taking both picks back for scores.

He only started four games, but played in all 16 contests, aiding the Broncos as they shut down opposing aerial assaults.

“Roby is a young corner that could be really, really special,” new Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told Jhabvala. “He’s playing behind two Pro Bowl guys. From time to time, he has to push himself to continue to become what they are. That’s tough, because on most teams, he would be a starter.”

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