'22 GA EDGE Joshua Josephs (Tennessee signee)

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28) Joshua Josephs | EDGE | North Cobb (Kennesaw)


247Sports Composite: 4-star | 0.8977 | No. 311 Overall | No. 23 EDGE

Recruitment status: Signed with Tennessee

Measurables: 6-3 | 215

Player evaluation: A twitched-up front-seven defender that has a chance to be a difference-maker on Saturdays. Looks the part with a 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame and a verified 82-inch wingspan. Has been utilized in a variety of different ways at the prep level having rushed the quarterback from both a two and three-point stance. Has also been deployed as more of a traditional linebacker in certain situations. Fluid in almost everything he does and doesn’t waste many steps. Equipped with a few different pass-rushing moves and has won plenty of times on Friday nights with a simple long arm. Somewhat versed in how to stack and shed, although he will need to add some mass if he ever wants to set the edge or anchor at the next level. Ability to come down the hill and make stops outside the tackle box a strength at this point in his career. So are his coverage skills. Produced as a senior while playing in one of the Peach State’s highest classifications. Also tested well spring of junior year (4.3 shuttle, 32-inch vertical jump). Tweener traits could turn off some, but position ambiguity could be viewed by others as gold in an era where exotic fronts are used to combat high-powered passing attacks. Likely to thrive in a 3-4 look. – 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins

Projection: Power 5 Starter

Player comparison: Chris Rumph II | EDGE | Los Angeles Chargers
 

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He doesn't need to be. Just need him to provide a nice change up in edge pressure to compliment the other guys.
If you’re a starter you have to have bulk to play the run. I see him at best as a 3rd down specialist until he can mold his body into an every down SEC defender

Edit-I misread what you said. I agree. Was responding to the post above questioning if he’s a day 1 starter
 

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