Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after leading the team in tackles posting 80/5.5/1. Totaled 87 tackles as a junior after 66 the prior year.
Positives: Tough, two-down run defending linebacker with solid skills for the next level. Efficient, takes good angles to the action and easily brings ball-carriers down on initial contact. Diagnoses the action, flows well laterally and breaks down well, using his hands to protect himself. Constantly around the action in run defense and displays a good head for the ball. Remains disciplined with assignments, stacks well against the run.
Negatives: Lacks great lateral speed and better playing downhill. Marginal skill in pass coverage.
Analysis: Joseph is an underrated run-stuffing linebacker with solid size/speed numbers. He offers potential backing up in a 3-4 alignment and is a late round/free agent prospect to keep an eye on.
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