Combine: Versatile Lineman Talks With Detroit

Intimidating Oklahoma lineman garners Lions interest.

INDIANAPOLIS - Offensive linemen have received plenty of attention at the Indianapolis Combine, with guard Davin Joseph getting plenty of play. Joseph, an intimidating lineman from Oklahoma is a talent who improved his stock on the field at the Senior Bowl in January.

In Indianapolis, Joseph has had the opportunity to speak with NFL team personnel, with additional interviews scheduled in the upcoming days.

"While at the Senior Bowl I had the opportunity to take advantage of the professional coaching. Most of the pro coaches are telling me I will be a guard at the next level," said the 6-3, 311-pounder Joseph. "I am a competitor, I am a guard, but I am progressing to play center."

And he's also athletic. Joseph timed at 5.10 and 5.17 in his two 40-yard runs, among the top half of the lineman in attendance.

During Senior Bowl week, Joseph had the rare opportunity to talk shop with a handful of head coaches and team scouts. Joseph is at a critical stage of the evaluation process, with numerous teams looking to improve the interior offensive line.

The Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Oakland Raiders quickly took Joseph aside to meet and greet. Looked at as a solid prospect at guard, many teams like the potential versatility and mental approach the Sooner product provides. Coming from a successful program, under a high-respected coach (Bob Stoops), Joseph is a safe pick in the eyes of many scouts.

While many players have 'red-flags' tagged to them due to medical reports, Joseph is relatively clear of any injury issues, Scout.com has learned.


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