Canadian defensive lineman Daniel Joseph signs with Buffalo Bills

Photo courtesy: Daniel Joseph (@_danieljoseph_)

Canadian defensive lineman Daniel Joseph has signed with the Buffalo Bills, according to his Instagram page.

The six-foot-two, 261-pound edge rusher transferred to North Carolina State in 2020 following a three-year stint at Penn State. He had two highly-productive seasons for the Wolfpack, recording 83 total tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles over 22 games.

Joseph was selected by the B.C. Lions with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 CFL Draft and the club will hold his CFL rights in perpetuity as he explores this opportunity in the NFL.

The Toronto native had an underwhelming pro day at the end of March, running a 5.08-second forty-yard dash, 7.45-second three-cone, and 4.45-second short shuttle. He also leapt 29 inches in the vertical jump and nine feet in the broad jump. He did not participate in the bench press due to a nagging pectoral injury.

It’s clear that the Bills liked what they saw from Joseph on film as they’ve signed him after he went unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft. He also participated in the College Gridiron Showcase in January 2022.