Illinois DB Kerby Joseph reveals decision for 2022 NFL Draft
Kerby Joseph had an impressive year during Bret Bielema’s first season leading Illinois, and Joseph is taking the opportunity to head for the NFL Draft.
Joseph, a member of the 2018 recruiting class, took the chance Sunday afternoon to pen his goodbye to the Illini:
“It’s been a great journey here at the University of Illinois. I’ve shared many laughs and shed many tears, but in the end it made me who I am today,” wrote Joseph on Twitter. “That being said, I would like to announce that I am entering the 2022 NFL Draft. I want to thank the Illini Nation for the support and love they’ve had for me.”
𝑱𝑲𝑬𝑹𝑩 𝑶𝑼𝑻… 𝑭𝑶𝑹𝑬𝑽𝑬𝑹 𝑮𝑹𝑨𝑻𝑬𝑭𝑼𝑳 ✌🏾💫🔹🔸 pic.twitter.com/VFhX3w1Bb4
— Kerby B. Joseph (@JKERB25) December 12, 2021
Though Joseph was a senior, he had the chance to return for another season due to the extra COVID year of eligibility. He finished the year with a team-high 5 interceptions and 57 tackles.
Now, Joseph will work toward the draft and hope to find a destination to begin his NFL career.