Round 5, Pick 147: Vosean Joseph
With their fifth-round selection, the Buffalo Bills selected linebacker Vosean Joseph out of the University of Florida.
During his time as a Gator, the Miami native was considered one of the hardest-hitting linebackers of his class. He appeared in just 26 games in the orange and blue but in his 2018 junior season, Joseph recorded 93 tackles, four sacks and six defended passes. He earned both a Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week.
With the Bills, the former Gator was expected to battle for a depth linebacking position or at the very least a special teams position. Unfortunately, Joseph suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during the preseason.
Due to his injury, the Buffalo Bills placed him on IR prior to the cut down of the 53-man roster. This means that the Bills could have either released him with an injury settlement, allowing him to play for another team in 2020, or welcome him back after to compete for a position.
Brandon Beane chose the latter as Joseph remains on the Bills roster and will look to compete for playing time next season.
Given the circumstances, Vosean Joseph is unable to be re-graded as his injury kept him from appearing on the field.