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Watch: Going one-on-one with Raiders rookie Karl Joseph

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By Courtney R. Cronin, ccronin@bayareanewsgroup.com

Raiders rookie strong safety Karl Joseph knew he was going to see the field early after being drafted 14th overall by Oakland during the 2016 NFL Draft.

“That was my goal,” Joseph said of making the first team on the Raiders unofficial depth chart. “They didn’t draft me in the first round to come in and sit down, but they definitely expect big things from me.”

What he didn’t anticipate was being on the field nearly every snap during fall camp aside from the one day he sat out last week for precautionary reasons. Joseph tore his ACL last October and only played in four games during his senior season at West Virginia.

The projected starter at strong safety has made early impressions in Napa, soaking in knowledge from the veteran secondary group the Raiders acquired in the offseason while preparing himself to be an integral member of the defensive backfield this year.

Bay Area News Group’s Courtney Cronin goes one-on-one with the Raiders rookie, getting to know more about what fuels the hard-hitting run stopper.

If you’re on a mobile device, Watch the video here

Follow Courtney Cronin on Twitter @CourtneyRCronin.

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Jon Becker

  • Vic Tafur likes the starfish

  • inonewordraider

    Car let him have it to give him confidence

  • Raiders21

    sounds like he made a great play on the ball. Carr probably thought he had a bigger window and didnt expect that from the rook

  • Rifflicks

    at least a balance of good plays by the D and the O

  • r8dercain

    What’s crackin fellas..
    2 mo days!!

  • Rifflicks

    pork cracklins with hot sauce?

  • r8dercain

    The fact we have a top 10 defensive backfield prolly top 5 in the AFC,it’s going to make our wr group even that much better…

  • Rifflicks

    they’ll definitely have to run better routes for any success

  • Dan78

    Chavez Ravine you mean…

  • JLofty

    oh for sure…

  • Rifflicks

    and Carr will have to learn to trust his receivers and throw before they break in their routes

  • R8RCatDave

    Yup

  • inonewordraider
  • inonewordraider
  • Cut Jano!!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Is Jano the one who was blocked?

  • RAY NJ

    Cheated.

  • RAY NJ

    The Connor Cook Era begins!

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    what difference does that make?

  • xraided

    that ship will never sink. 3 world championships. LAD have a looooong time before they catch them.

  • good question, do you do this for a living?

  • xraided

    what’s the standings again? lmao

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    That Courtney Cronin is pretty hot… Guessing she got hired on a phone interview. Or maybe she’s Ajermoso?

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    If Plunk wants a kicker cut because their kick was blocked, it might be helpful to know which kicker it was.

  • Fugazi
  • DJ Johnny

    That IS an important piece of information. Which kicker was it? Especially since Brad Seeley announced it was a competition at that position.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Just realized that with a little work, Huell Howser could do a great Bill Clinton.
    Born in Tennessee, that’s why the accent is almost there already.

  • It was not meant to be serious anyway

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Well, that’s amaaaaaaaazing!

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Doogie Howser too.

  • R8der4evr

    So let’s hope we have a ST ace, my son used to block punts and kicks often

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Hillary spending big bucks on Olympic ads. Trump nonexistent. This thing is already over.

  • Fugazi

    Huell Howser died years ago

  • RaidingTexas
  • Oak R8rs33.01

    80% Cowboys fans. They r everywhere. Like pollen.

  • seymour bush

    Oh, it’s far from over. Expect Trump to drop out in late September and the conservatives to run some crazy shenanigans like they always do to steal elections. Maybe have a Ryan/Pence ticket at the very last second before Demo attack ads can be created. Sad they can’t ever win on merit and ideas.

  • R8der4evr

    90,000 1st Q
    70,000 2nd Q
    50,000 3rd Q
    1 4th Q

  • RaidingTexas

    Roaches.

  • seymour bush

    True dat.

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    I’ve seen your theory on that. I believe that would be unprecedented. Not impossible I suppose but unlikely. I expect Trump to just get buried and take his lumps. While I agree he would run away from a loss if he could, I think his ego is too big to convince himself he could lose. He probably thinks he’s ahead right now and doing quite well.

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    That’s the analogy I was looking for.

  • kuhlest

    Jano only takes 1 step….prolly not him

  • Mike_Trail

    You can’t defend a slant 9 times out of 10.

  • Your Average Banana

    King, Kujo, and Holmes the stars of today’s practice?

  • Thec

    Class act…

  • R8der4evr

    Really Holmes

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Cooper too it seemed.

  • RaidingTexas

    Derek threw a gimme to help build his confidence?

    https://twitter.com/Jimmy_Durkin/status/763476618656395264

  • R8der4evr

    Jesus told him to

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Might have to start Cook now…