NFL.com continued their 14 for '14 series today, and the topic was "hardest hitters in college football." Unsurprisingly, no Silver Bullets made the list.
Here's the top five, in reverse order:
- FS Landon Collins, Alabama
- LB Nico Marley, Tulane
- FS Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss
- LB Denzel Perryman, Miami (FL)
And the number one pick:
FS Karl Joseph, West Virginia
Particulars: 5-10, 196, junior.
Buzz: He is better in run support than he is in coverage -- maybe not the best thing if you're a free safety -- but opposing receivers must make sure they know where he is because, man, Joseph hits a ton. Quite simply, he's a tough guy who loves to deliver a big hit. He lacks consistency as a coverage guy and frequently spends too much time looking for the big hit -- but did we mention that Joseph hits a ton?
Karl Joseph did escape murder charges down in Texas once upon a time, so I'm not here to argue with his crown.