Potential Saints prospect they may regret passing on: Kelvin Joseph
A cornerback from Kentucky, Kelvin Joseph is an athletic freak. While he’ll need some coaching, Joseph should have a lengthy NFL career. He was taken 44th overall by the Cowboys, a relatively tricky position for the Saints to potentially get up to.
New Orleans did eventually take a cornerback in the third round. After not trading up for Caleb Farley in the first round, the Saints traded up in the third round to get Stanford’s Paulson Adebo. He should also be a stud, so missing on Joseph isn’t the most discouraging.
As for Joseph, he finished his collegiate career at Kentucky after also playing a season at LSU. With the Wildcats, Joseph had four interceptions. The 5-foot-11 corner played in just nine games after missing the 2019 season.
"“Active feet in press coverage that move with excellent quickness on a lateral plane to mirror the release of the wide receiver. Impressive movement skills away from the line of scrimmage when watching him flip his hips on vertical routes to get back in phase,” S/I’s NFL Draft Bible Scouting Overview wrote on Joseph."
Joseph has all the tools and instincts to be a stud; sadly, it won’t be in the Big Easy.