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.