safety or cornerback could also be considered at this selection, two
positions that Detroit has demonstrated a strong interest in during
pre-draft visits, but Joseph is the complete package.
have stated publicly that more emphasis will be placed on character
(no kidding), and the insightful, intelligent Joseph packages a
clean demeanor with amazing versatility. Detroit could hone his
talent, allow him to develop under stud guard Damien Woody, or even
pencil him across from Woody as a starter.
Joseph flirted with the tackle position in college, and although
he spent most of his collegiate career at guard, he has also been
rumored to make a move to center.
Regardless of whether or not Joseph would start immediately, his
presence would solidify a guard position that has been shallow in
Detroit for several years, allowing the team more flexibility
offensively with the running game and hand the quarterback more time
in Mike Martz's offensive scheme.
Scout.com Player Evaluation:
|AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
Highly regarded lineman who shifted to left tackle due to team
needs as a Senior. NFL position will be OG, where he possessed the
strength and motivation to be successful. A safe pick for an NFL
club, Joseph needs to improve his range and footwork.
Daniel Bullocks - Safety - Nebraska (Met with Lions)
Eric Winston - Offensive Tackle - Miami (Met with Lions)
Tamba Hali - Defensive End - Penn State
Ashton Youboty - Cornerback - Ohio State
Scout.com Pos. Rank: No. 2
Interest: Visited with Lions at Allen Park in early April.