Karl Joseph comes in at No. 2 in DROY Pro Football Focus Midseason Awards
Despite missing the first two games of the regular season, Raiders’ rookie Karl Joseph is already making an impact.
Runner-up: Karl Joseph, S, Oakland Raiders
The Raiders took a couple of games to get Karl Joseph into the lineup, but he made a big and immediate impact once they did. He tied together a secondary that had solid components, but wasn’t playing together well, and while the Oakland defense still seems to be less than the sum of its parts, it’s far better with Joseph playing. The former West Virginia Mountaineer currently ranks 14th in the PFF safety rankings with an overall grade of 82.6, just one spot below Seattle’s Earl Thomas.