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Kelvin Joseph drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round with the No. 44 overall pick

Kelvin Joseph has found an NFL home. The former Kentucky cornerback was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 44 overall pick. Joseph is the third UK defensive back taken in the last three years, following a pair of day two picks, Lonnie Johnson (Round 2, No. 54) and Mike Edwards (Round 3, No. 99).

Also known as Bossman Fat, Joseph’s college football career began at LSU. A four-star prospect ranked as the No. 42 player overall in the 2018 recruiting class, things did not go according to plan while playing in his hometown of Baton Rouge. Seeking greener pastures, he found solace in the SEC East.

Sidelined by the intra-conference transfer rule for one season, Joseph only played in nine games as a Wildcat. Before he angered many around the BBN for opting out ahead of the season finale, Bossman Fat turned heads.

Kentucky fans could not criticize Joseph quickly enough during his first two games in which Auburn’s Seth Williams and the Ole Miss offense made him look like mincemeat. The next two weeks he flipped the switch with an interception in each game, including a pick six at Tennessee. Phil Steele named him fourth team All-SEC after he picked off four passes, the most by a Wildcat in a decade (and he did it in three less games).

Kelvin Joseph has not played much football, but the talent is there. If he can walk the line and remain dedicated to football, we could be hearing Bossman Fat’s name on Sundays for years to come.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for Kelvin Joseph drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round with the No. 44 overall pick



  1. east-ky-boy
    8:21 pm April 30, 2021 Permalink

    I wish him the best. Anytime we get kids drafted it definitely helps us recruit



    • Shagaris Sock Puppet
      8:57 pm April 30, 2021 Permalink

      Funny how people on the basket all fan base think of that logic as selfish entitled players



    • Park
      12:42 am May 1, 2021 Permalink

      Not defending those people by any means but, it is different. Kentucky basketball is thought of immediately when college basketball is mentioned. Not the same as when college football is mentioned. The more players drafted, the more that starts to change.



  2. michaelb
    8:54 pm April 30, 2021 Permalink

    He will play this season for the cowboys . I hope he can stay focused



  3. satcheluk
    9:05 pm April 30, 2021 Permalink

    As a life long Cowboys fan who isn’t had much to cheer for lately, this makes me happy.



    • Miller45
      10:56 pm April 30, 2021 Permalink

      Personally can’t stand them but they are going to make some noise. Mike Mccarthy is the best thing that could have happened for that franchise



    • Middy
      12:59 pm May 1, 2021 Permalink

      It doesn’t matter who the coach is. I used to have a star on my bedroom ceiling as a kid back in the Landry days. Jimmy Johnson was the best thing that ever happened to them. Jerry Jones ran him off and has meddled with every coach and personnel decision since. It’s not coincidence they have not won squat since. Barry Switzer won a Ring with Jimmy’s players, but it’s been 25 years since they even sniffed a conference title game. They are 4-10 in the playoffs And only twice during past 25 years have they gone to the playoffs in back to back season. That’s because of all the tinkering the Jones’s do every year. Even when they’re good, there is never continuity to build on. Parcells couldn’t even get it done. As long as the Jones family owns that franchise, they are screwed.



  4. Swizzle
    6:31 am May 1, 2021 Permalink

    Hey a team I dont like drafted a guy that quit on his team. A win win for me



  5. blueblood80
    8:00 am May 1, 2021 Permalink

    Right with you Swizzle! Lacks discipline, which oddly enough he says is a great attribute.



  6. Bluehender
    9:20 am May 1, 2021 Permalink

    I’ll always think of him as our best db…who also quit on us. He doesn’t make my list of favorite players.



  7. Bluebloodtoo
    9:56 am May 1, 2021 Permalink

    I hope the kid figures it out and succeeds. It seems like he might be a bit too internally focused.
    Not sure why we are concerned about his replacement, he only played 9 games to accomplish his goal.



  8. millertim
    9:59 am May 1, 2021 Permalink

    As a lifetime Cowboy’s fan I welcome “Bossman” and hope his swagger is as productive on the field as his mouth is off the field! He had a great year for UK when he was on the field… hopefully he takes the NFL more seriously— b/c its not called the NFL (Not For Long) for nothing…



  9. Matty Arbuckle
    10:32 am May 1, 2021 Permalink

    Kentucky: 2 l Big 12: 1