The Indianapolis Colts selected Rutgers defensive end Kemoko Turay with the 20th pick in the second round. At 6-foot-5, 253 pounds, Turay has the frame and physicality to face offensive linemen in the NFL.
Turay had a promising year as a redshirt freshman, earning freshman All-American honors. Injuries side-tracked Kemoko for his sophomore and junior seasons, but he regained his form enough in 2017 to earn an invite to the Senior Bowl.
Turay’s ability to create the big plays on the defensive side of the ball was on full display throughout his final year at with the Scarlet Knights, where he led the team in both sacks and tackles for loss.
Considering his talent and the coaching he’ll be getting from an NFL great in Robert Mathis, Kemoko Turay has the tools to be a key play-maker in Indianapolis.
Defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph was drafted with the 21st pick of the sixth round by the Los Angeles Rams. The former face of Scarlet Knights football and team leader will join a Super Bowl contending team. On the Rams, he will be mentored by one of the best defensive lines in the league.
Over his Rutgers career, Joseph racked up 90 tackles. Over half of them listed as solo tackles, and 14.5 for a loss.The versatile lineman also finished with 3.5 sacks, two passes defended, two fumbles forced, and two fumbles recovered.
Compared to others at his position, Joseph has shown great strength and run stopping ability. His presence clogs holes and creates havoc for offenses. Sebastian Joseph has the skill to represent Rutgers and the Big Ten strongly in the NFL, and is in one of the best systems to do it in.