Friday, June 23, 2017

With the Raiders selecting Joseph WVU and Holgorsen become list of one

With the Oakland Raiders selecting WVU defensive back Karl Joseph 14th overall in the NFL Draft Thursday night the West Virginia Mountaineers are now the only team in the nation to have a top 15 pick in four of the last five drafts (Kevin White (2015), Tavon Austin (2013), Bruce Irvin (2012), and now Karl Joseph).

However, that is not the only record set last night. With Joseph’s first round selection, Dana Holgorsen has overtaken Don Nehlen with four first round draft picks under his tenure, giving him the most in WVU history of any one coach. Nehlen had a total of three during his time in Morgantown (1980-2000).

Lastly, with Joseph’s selection Thursday night and more Mountaineers expected to be drafted over the next two days WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen has solidified his spot among the top coaches in the Big 12 Conference. Holgorsen is third among Big 12 coaches in NFL draft picks since 2011.

 

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