Scouting Report: William Joseph

As a red-shirt freshman William Joseph looked like he was the next great Hurricane lineman, terrorizing opponents defending both the run and pass. And while he's had a solid career at Miami, Joseph has not been as spectacular as many thought he would be. *Picture Courtesy of Getty Images*

Full Name: William Joseph    School: Miami-Fl

Ht:  6-4     Wt:  285          40:  4.93

Year: 5Sr       Number:  94

Stats/ Bio:  

2001: Third-Team All-American and second-team All-BIG EAST.  Led the team in quarterback sacks (10) and tackles for loss (19).

2000: Ninth on the team in total tackles (40) and tied for second on the team with three quarterback sacks.

1999: Named to Freshman All-American second team after beginning the season at defensive end then moving to tackle.  Totaled 49 tackles, six tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Scouting Report:

The Good: Productive lineman hat can be used at either end or tackle in a one-gap or two-gap scheme.  Powerful at the point, gets a lot of upfield push and bull rushes opponents off the line.  Redirects well, rarely off his feet and squares into his tackles, easily bringing the ball handler down on initial contact.  Fluid changing his angle of attack, gets out laterally and makes plays stuffing the run or rushing the passer.  Improving quickness off the snap of the ball and constantly doubled by opponents.  Gets tall not always playing with leverage and as a result, easily neutralized at the point by lesser opponents.  

The Bad: A little awkward and off balance at times.  Must be more effective using his hands to keep opponents off him. After his freshman season we though he was a star in the making and would overshadow established teammates like Damione Lewis, but it did not happen.  

The Skinny:  Must turn it up all on all fronts; conditioning, fundamentals, instincts, if he's to realize his potential and become the dominant force he is capable of being.


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