Defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph became the second Rutgers player selected in the 2018 NFL Draft when the Los Angeles Rams chose him in the sixth round with the 195th pick overall on Saturday afternoon. Teammate Kemoko Turay became the highest Rutgers player drafted in eight years on Friday night, as the Indianapolis Colts selected him in the second round with the 52nd pick.
Joseph started 35 games at nose tackle over the past three seasons and played in 50 overall during his Rutgers career. He finished with 97 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He was named a All-Big Ten Honorable Mention this past season and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as well. Joseph won the Homer Hazel award in 2017, along with Gus Edwards, which is given to the program’s most valuable player. His senior season was his best,[producing 41 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one blocked field goal. Joseph was a important player for the program during his career and his hard work paid off with an opportunity in the NFL.
Congrats to Sebastian Joseph on being drafted by the Rams. He’s a great player and outstanding person. Very well deserved.— Chris Ash (@CoachChrisAsh) April 28, 2018