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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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  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Yeah, but you were aiming at him…

  • RAY NJ

    Jesus better not do that during the regular season…Goodell will suspend him.

  • RaidingTexas

    The groundskeeper was out there during practice?

  • RAY NJ

    Hee Hee…good one.

  • Born With a Patch

    Russell Wilson… Still haven’t forgiven him

  • easyant13

    Pretty clear that Kenny stabler was a football players, football player

  • RaidingTexas
  • seymour bush

    If you remember early in his primary campaign ALL he talked about was, “the polls, the polls, the polls.” How far ahead he was in the polls. The polls all said he was winning. Well, right now, he ain’t winning. what do they call it? The stages of grief? Disbelief. Anger. And then finally acceptance. He’s probably at disbelief right now, but eventually, the emperor will have no clothes. Once he reaches acceptance, That’s when the fun begins.

  • RaidingTexas

    Pence about to jump off this trainwreck???

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Damn.
    that is problematic…

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    No. Randy Moss had him fired.

  • easyant13

    Proll that french guy that sneaks onto all the world’s tallest buildings and climbs them, sometimes hes spotted approaching and has to sprint to the walls of the building before they catch him

  • seymour bush

    Trump probably just saw the latest poll numbers and decided to do the honorable thing.

  • R8der4evr

    Can’t wait till we shove all the Raider hate and BS down the NFL’s throat, Kenny should have had the honor of putting on the jacket. We are going to be the talk of the NFL for a long time again

  • RaidingTexas

    My thought about Pence. Lol

  • RAY NJ

    May have to be Cruz. 2nd most votes in primaries and only ” suspended ” his campaign.

  • RAY NJ

    Stay the F out of Raider business you gap-toothed publicity hound!

  • Thec

    Wow a holmes sighting….Should expect a Roberts sighting next.

  • Your Average Banana

    I know he wants for attention but this is getting pretty darn desperate.

  • Your Average Banana

    I think the word there is that he’s quietly going about his business. Just not getting many tweets, etc.

  • seymour bush

    Anyone going up to camp? I’ll be up there next week.

  • seymour bush

    Yeah. I’ll be the one wearing the Carr jersey.

  • JLofty

    That guy are is only slightly behind Trump in being an @$$ clown…

  • JLofty

    Easy bro…

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Levi Damien
    Levi Damien‏ @LeviDamien
    After a crossing completion from Carr to Cooper with DJ Hayden in tow, TJ Carrie defends pass from Carr for Seth Roberts #Raiders
    Aug 10, 2016, 3:24 PM

  • RaidingTexas

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    K.

  • RAY NJ

    Thanks, I needed that.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Aug 10, 2016, 3:24 PM?
    Prescient?

  • BABY AL

    Good interview….

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Thanks.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Levi:

    For even more fun, read RDreamer’s original article on this:

    Notorious belly-flopping buffoon Tony Siragusa sacked by Fox – Silver And Black Pride

    It is one of the most
    hilarious and glorious roasting articles we have published in my time
    here at Silver & Black Pride. Seriously, it is some of Raiderdamus’
    best work!

  • easyant13

    I love the letterman commercial, says it all

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    That’s in real time. The time they matters. EST

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist
  • RAY NJ

    What is our biggest strength this year : DL, OL, LBs, WRs, RBs, Secondary etc. ?

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Long snapper.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Everybody knows that’s not even real.

  • RAY NJ

    You’re home, huh?

  • Raiders21

    Bo, thoughts?

  • Raiders21

    DL

  • inonewordraider

    Ol and dl

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Yep. No trips planned till Cali in September.

  • easyant13

    I wrestled the kid Jordan boroughs that’s in that BMW commercial, funny how they say “olympian” instead of american, even though everyone is decked out in US stuff, but they’re pushing a German car

  • BABY AL

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    #Raiders rookie QB Connor Cook progressing nicely after slow start http://www.sfchronicle.com/raiders/article/Raiders-rookie-QB-Connor-Cook-progressing-nicely-9132790.php?t=fd9e7716010a4808f6&cmpid=twitter-premium … via @sfchronicle

  • BABY AL

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    What JDR said, but really all three will rotate. Plus, they will use 4-3, 3-4 & lot of 5-2 https://twitter.com/thenoffer/status/763155395439308801

  • easyant13

    DL by slight margin over OL , because OL has no player I the same univ er se as Kmack52

  • BABY AL

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Del Rio told us there’s a hand-to-hand combat specialist on staff this season. Secretive strength/conditioning coach Joe Gomes just feinted

  • BABY AL

    Vic Tafur – Verified account ‏@VicTafur

    #Raiders QB coach Todd Downing, in 2nd year, impressed w/ McGloin: “He went undrafted & unnoticed. All of a sudden u can’t get rid of him.”

  • easyant13

    Haha, cuz lord kows they’ve tried