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Kelvin Joseph tabbed a first-round prospect in 2021 NFL Draft

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Could Kentucky produce another first-round pick?

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Kelvin Joseph is looking like he may end up leaving his mark on the Kentucky Wildcats football program, despite leaving on some bad terms and leaving the team just a few days before the final game against South Carolina.

Melk Kiper Jr., of ESPN, ranked Bossman Fat as the No. 25 overall player in the upcoming NFL Draft in his latest rankings, and the No. 4 cornerback in the draft. Joseph sits behind Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech, Patrick Surtain II of Alabama, and Jaycee Horn of South Carolina.

Here is what Kiper had to say:

“Joseph is one of the biggest risers in this class. His 2020 tape — his lone season at Kentucky — is excellent. A former four-star recruit who signed with LSU, Joseph is a third-year sophomore who sat out the 2019 season. He had four interceptions in 2020, including a pick-six against Tennessee. Check it out here. He has ball skills and instincts to cut off passes and he’s tough in the run game, too. Joseph has all the tools to be a great pro.”

Joseph led the SEC in interceptions this past season with four and, despite the score, played against Alabama’s receivers quite well, and picked off Mac Jones, which vaulted him up draft boards.

If Joseph stays true at his No. 25 ranking, that could mean Kentucky football sneaks in yet another first-round draft pick on the defensive side of the ball.

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