2. Karl Joseph – Oakland Raiders
In 2017, Karl Joseph elevated his play in his second year in the NFL. Joseph’s presence in stopping the run was felt early and often with big hits.
He finished his 2017 season with 57 tackles, one interception, four pass breakups and one sack.
As the Raiders transition into the Jon Gruden era, Joseph’s role on the defensive side of the ball will increase with new (high) expectations.
Joseph is amped up heading into 2018 under a new coaching staff and more competition in his position room.