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West Virginia Football: The impact of Will Grier

Christmas came early to the West Virginia football program when former Florida quarterback Will Grier announced that he will be transferring to WVU. Because of the NCAA transfer rules, Grier will have to sit out the 2016 season and also serve the rest of his calendar year suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs last October. The Mountaineers are currently...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Could Have Familiar Decision Ahead With West Virginia S Karl Joseph

While it shouldn’t come as a big surprise, West Virginia safety Karl Joseph will not be able run for teams prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, according Gil Brandt on Twitter. Joseph, who suffered a non-contact injury to his right knee last October that required surgery, should be ready for start of training... The post Steelers Could Have Familiar Decision Ahead With West Virginia...
Via Steelers Depot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former West Virginia safety Karl Joseph visits the Cincinnati Bengals

After losing Pro-Bowl safety Reggie Nelson to free agency this offseason, the Cincinnati Bengals have reached out to former West Virginia safety Karl Joseph for a pre-draft visit, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Joseph, a three-year starter for the Mountaineers, undoubtedly has first-round ability, but he suffered a severe, non-contact injury just four games...
Via EndZoneScore
19 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Drafting Karl Joseph

There was no player that meant more to the West Virginia football team than Karl Joseph. Now after finishing his career as a Mountaineer, he looks forward to the NFL Draft coming up on Apr. 28. Joseph is going to bring plenty of experience to any team that drafts him. He started all 38 games that he appeared in and was also named to the All-Big 12 First Team by EPSN and the coaches...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia’s Josh Lambert suspended three games

According to Fox Sports, West Virginia Mountaineers kicker Josh Lambert was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season due to his violation of the Big 12 conference eligibility rules. The suspension of the 2014 Lou Groza Award finalist was originally planned to be “significantly longer” than three games, but the university appealed and was able to shorten the suspension...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: West Virginia LB Nick Kwiatkoski

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: West Virginia LB Nick Kwiatkoski appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora...
Via Steelers Depot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Tevin Bush commits to West Virginia

Class of 2017 three-star running back Tevin Bush has committed to West Virginia despite having offers in hand from Texas Tech, Arkansas and Louisville, according to a report from Chris Anderson of The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Bush, who currently attends New Orleans’ Landry-Walker High School, has been nicknamed “Baby Tavon” by coaches due to blazing speed that is reminiscent...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: West Virginia S Karl Joseph Might Not Be Ready For Training Camp

With the 2016 NFL Draft now just a little more than one week away, it’s still hard to gauge what round West Virginia safety Karl Joseph might ultimately wind up being selected in. Sure, had Joseph not injured his knee last season he more than likely would have been a... The post Report: West Virginia S Karl Joseph Might Not Be Ready For Training Camp appeared first on Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Karl Joseph expected to go in first round

Former West Virginia safety Karl Joseph looks like he could be one of the more-talented players in the 2016 NFL Draft this year, but the only thing that held him back was torn ACL during the 2015 college football season. However, there seems to be a growing trend that he will hear his name called on Thursday. Mike Florio of NBC Sports reported that the general feel around Joseph...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: West Virginia S K.J. Dillon

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: West Virginia S K.J. Dillon appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders draft West Virginia S Karl Joseph 14th overall

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders selected West Virginia safety Karl Joseph with the 14th overall pick. The move to add Joseph on Thursday is the latest to bolster a secondary that needed help this offseason. Oakland had already added safety Reggie Nelson and cornerback Sean Smith in free agency. Joseph is a hard-hitting safety who is versatile enough to play in the box...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Select West Virginia’s Karl Joseph No. 14 Overall In NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders have a potential replacement for Charles Woodson. They took West Virginia defensive back Karl Joseph No. 14 overall.  Round: 1 Pick: 14 Selection: Oakland Raiders take West Virginia DB Karl Joseph.  With the #14 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @RAIDERS select S Karl Joseph! pic.twitter.com/1r9UxaozB0 — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Analysis: As previously...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders grab West Virginia safety Karl Joseph with 14th pick

With the retirement of Charles Woodson, the Oakland Raiders were in need of some additional help in the secondary. They found it in West Virginia safety Karl Joseph, selecting him with the 14th pick in the draft. Joseph will join Nate Allen and Reggie Nelson in the back of the Raiders defense. Allen appeared in…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Huge reach for Raiders to draft Karl Joseph at No. 14

The Oakland Raiders made a sizable reach with the 14th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, taking West Virginia defensive back Karl Joseph with the 16th pick. With the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, we've selected… Karl Joseph, DB from West Virginia!https://t.co/VB5t890vxD — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 29, 2016 It’s not that Joseph has no talent or will be a bust...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns make another trade, own nine more picks in this draft

The Browns traded pick No. 77 in the third round to the Panthers, who selected West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley. The Browns have made four picks in this draft and made two trades. They netted a third-round pick and a 2017 second-rounder in their first round trade with the Titans, then gave up Nos. 77…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Bears increase LB competition with another trade, draft WVU ILB Nick Kwiatkoski

Ryan Pace started Day 3 exactly as he did Days 1 and 2, trading up in the fourth round to select West Virginia ILB Nick Kwiatkoski.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

2016 NFL Draft: Eagles take West Virginia RB Wendell Smallwood | Scouting Report

Smallwood, 5-foot-11, 201 pounds, was the 153rd overall pick. PHILADELPHIA -- After sitting out the fourth round, the Eagles got the third day of the 2016 NFL Draft started on Saturday by taking West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood in the fifth round.  Smallwood, 5-foot-11, 201 pounds, was the 153rd overall pick.  The running back...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago

Eagles Scouting Report: RB Wendell Smallwood

Embed from Getty Images   The Eagles addressed another team need in the fifth round of the Draft, selecting running back Wendell Smallwood from West Virginia. The 5’10”, 208-pound back from Wilmington, DE comes in as a bit of an unknown, but has some tools that could make him a solid selection down the road. Here’s a scouting report on the newest Eagles running back....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles draft Wendell Smallwood and Halapoulivaati Vaitati

With the 153rd pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select: Wendell Smallwood, (5’11, 201 lbs.) running back, West Virginia. He carried the load for the Mountaineers this past season. He’s quick (4.4 in the 40 yard dash), shifty, and explosive type of running back. Smallwood’s stats: 425 rushing attempts, 2,462 yards, averaging 5.8 yards a carry, and 12 touchdowns...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles not concerned about Smallwood’s history

The Eagles have devoted a fifth-round pick to a running back who brings plenty of baggage to the NFL. As explained by Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, the Eagles aren’t concerned. Wendell Smallwood, a former West Virginia tailback, faced an allegation of witness intimidation in a second-degree murder case two years ago. His friend pleaded guilty, and…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Eagles add more offense on NFL draft's third day

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles added more offense on Day 3 of the NFL draft. West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood and Texas Christian offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai were selected in the fifth round on Saturday, making it four straight offensive players for the Eagles. Smallwood led the Big 12 with 1,519 yards rushing and nine touchdowns in 13 games. He also caught...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Profile: West Va. ILB Nick Kwiatkoski

Get to know West Virginia linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski with our latest NFL Draft Profile.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Texans select West Virginia Safety K.J. Dillon with 159th pick

The Texans took their first defensive player of the weekend with the 159th pick in the fifth round. Houston selected safety K.J. Dillon of West Virginia. The former Mountaineer played opposite first round safety Karl Joseph in college. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft 2016: Recapping round two and three NFL Draft 2016: Grading each first round pick Fantasy Football: Ten NFL Draft sleepers...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears 4th Round Pick #113: LB Nick Kwiatkoski

The Bears were high enough on West Virginia ILB Nick Kwiatkoski to trade a 6th round pick to move up just four spots in the fourth round (117 to 113) to secure the pick. It was Pace’s second trade up of the draft and aggressive move for a player that doesn’t fill an obvious need. […] Bears 4th Round Pick #113: LB Nick Kwiatkoski - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago...
Via Bears Goggles On
1 day ago

West Virginia Football: Draft recap

The 2016 NFL draft has come and gone with five former West Virginia football players hearing their names called and making their dreams become reality. Karl Joseph, Daryl Worley, Nick Kwiatkowski, Wendell Smallwood, and K.J. Dillon will now take the next step into their NFL careers with their new organizations. Karl Joseph Joseph was the first Mountaineer taken off the board with...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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