Next up in Just Blog Baby’s coverage of the 2016 NFL Draft is a breakdown of West Virginia safety Karl Joseph.
Joseph is a hard-hitting safety coming off an ACL tear, who could be in consideration with the Oakland Raiders second-round selection.
Let’s jump into some film.
This is my favorite play on Joseph’s film. Exceptional range and he perfectly times a big hit to force an incompletion.
Joseph reads the QB’s eyes, immediately locates the ball and tracks it towards the sideline, and then gets the interception.
The next defensive series, Joseph displays great footwork and timing as he breaks on the route. The ball is thrown behind the WR but Joseph locates it and registers another interception. Tough catch to make.
This is where Joseph’s lack of size can be a concern. If a blocker gets ahold of him, it’s difficult for him to disengage.
Joseph’s ability to read and react is definitely a positive trait. He immediately recognizes the option, and then comes flying downhill to make the play.
Next: Karl Joseph Film: Part 2