Clemson football has 11 players representing the program in the upcoming 2019 NFL Combine. Here’s a look at former Tiger linebacker Kendall Joseph.
Clemson football has a record 11 players representing the program at the upcoming 2019 NFL Combine.
The Tigers are tied with Alabama for the most participants overall and it’s clear that there’s plenty of talent coming out of Clemson.
The NFL Combine is set to take place Tuesday, February 26 and close out Monday, March 4. During that time, scouts will take a look at different players’ skill sets, physical measurables and mental capacity.
We will be giving you a combine profile on each former Clemson football player heading into the event. Today, we continue our series with a look at linebacker Kendall Joseph.
NFL Combine Profile:
Name: Kendall Joseph
Weight: 238 pounds
Draft Grade: Mid-to-late rounder
How does he perform?
Joseph has been an underappreciated play-maker on Clemson football’s defense for the past couple of years.
Not only has he been a solid and consistent linebacker, he’s been a vocal leader for the Tigers at the position where you need leadership the most defensively.
The best traits that Joseph possesses is his pursuit and high football IQ. He’s a very smart linebacker and that’s going to pay dividends for him in the long run. Joseph is very good in pursuit and never gives up on plays. A lot of times, that leads to him making a tackle or finishing off a run that would’ve potentially gone a few yards longer had he not been there.
The main setback with Joseph is his physical traits. While he’s strong and has a good center of gravity, there are times where he gets taken out of plays by blockers rather easily.
Overall, I think Joseph will be a gem in the NFL Draft. He’s a hard-worker and that’s going to pay off for a franchise that uses a pick on him.