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Buffalo Bills hosting LB Vosean Joseph on pre-draft visit

The Florida product could provide depth to an already strong linebacking corps.

While the Buffalo Bills have two young cornerstone linebackers for Leslie Frazier’s 4-3 defense, the team is doing its homework on linebacker prospects heading into this month’s NFL Draft, held April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bills are hosting the University of Florida’s athletic LB, Vosean Joseph, on a pre-draft visit.

Joseph, listed at 6’1” and 230 lbs, was a starter for 11 of 13 games during his junior season in Gainesville. He led Florida with 93 tackles (nine for a loss) while adding four sacks and five pass breakups.

The Bills already have 2018 first-round pick Tremaine Edmunds as middle linebacker, veteran Lorenzo Alexander as a productive strongside linebacker, and 2017 fifth-round pick Matt Milano entrenched at weakside linebacker. Joseph could bolster an already strong linebacking corps.

Projected as a second- or third-round selection, Joseph has been praised for his initial quickness once the play has started, his closing speed, and his ability to serve as a coverage/blitz linebacker on third downs.

Scouts have expressed some concerns about Joseph’s field awareness and his lack of instincts, suggesting a possible switch to weakside inside linebacker.