The Mountaineers have enough experience and quality depth throughout their offense to be Big 12 contenders.
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Here is the third round of our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the league first dibs on any Big 12 recruit who signed in 2016.
Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer
Oakland Raiders first round pick Karl Joseph used these three words to describe himself on the football field: "Physical. Fearless. Passionate." The West Virginia S returned to school for his senior season to improve his stock and graduate. His decision paid off tonight as he was the first Big 12 player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft at No. 14 overall.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Karl Joseph is one the most physical players in this draft class. He has power in his pads. Range too in the middle of the field. Raiders added some legit toughness to the secondary with this pick.
Bio Blast: Karl Joseph
The Raiders opted for the former West Virginia safety with the 14th overall pick. Joseph nabbed five interceptions in just four games last season before tearing his ACL.
Kiper scouting report: Karl Joseph
Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the film of Oakland's first-round pick, Karl Joseph. What are the safety's biggest strengths and weaknesses?
Texas finally might have found a QB in freshman Shane Buechele; TCU still needs to identify its QB; West Virginia looks improved after spring.
Here is the second round of our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the league first dibs on any Big 12 recruit who signed in 2016.
The NFL draft is almost here, and in his preview piece Todd McShay included West Virginia safety Karl Joseph as one of the hardest hitters available.
Here is the first round of our recruiting draft, which grants the bottom of the league first dibs on any Big 12 recruit who signed in 2016.
In Tuesday's mailbag, Brandon Chatmon chats about the conference's top receiving units, title-deciding games and more.
West Virginia did a great job with takeaways last season, but they didn't do well with returning them or turning them into points on offense.
What did we learn from the Mountaineers' spring game? Brandon Chatmon breaks it down.
Wendell Smallwood sure to satisfy in NFL
The 2016 draft class is full of prospects ranked as second-round or lower players whose metric reviews indicate they could make a big impact in the NFL. Whichever team lands Smallwood should be more than satisfied with an above-average number of 5- and 10-yard gains. Potential draft-day steals (Insider)
In this week's Big 12 mailbag, we touch on potential breakout players, Shane Buechele, possible expansion and more.
While inexperience on defense is a concern for West Virginia, its offense will try to replace NFL-bound Wendell Smallwood, last year's top rusher.
Can Kansas State get its running game going and will a quarterback emerge? K-State has questions on defense, but WR Shelton Gibson has star potential.
With five cornerbacks on the roster who have just one career start among them, the position looms as West Virginia's biggest concern.
The majority of Big 12 coaches expressed support for the current conference model, which includes a round-robin schedule and no championship game.
Worrying about WVU's Holgorsen
When talking to those around the Mountaineers there's indecision about how well the team has to do to keep Dana Holgorsen around. There's no doubt about the tension around the program. Spring ball roundup (Insider)
Texas' struggles at the quarterback position have been well documented, but things could be looking up for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.
The Mountaineers' top 10 players include one of the Big 12's top returning defenders and a QB who finished last season with a flourish.
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