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New York Giants to host safety Karl Joseph for a pre-draft visit

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Karl Joseph is one of the top safeties in the 2016 draft.

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The New York Giants' safety situation is well known. For the second season in a row they appear prepared to let a trio -- or quartet, depending on Cooper Taylor's status with the team -- of young and inexperienced safeties battle it out for the starting job opposite Landon Collins.

But in an interesting note, safeties coach Dave Merritt acknowledged the possibility that the Giants were looking for safety help in the draft.

Our free safety, even though he was able to do a lot of the things whether he was coming down in the box, coming down weak, or whether he was in the post. Looking forward to seeing what we can grab in the draft hopefully.

Now, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronical is reporting that among his 17 scheduled visits, West Virgina safety Karl Joseph will be hosted by the Giants. Though Joseph is still recovering from a torn ACL -- suffered in October -- he is expected to be healthy in time for the start of training camp.

Perhaps in a bit of prescience, our own Ed Valentine selected Joseph in the second round of the SB Nation Writers' Mock Draft.

Before he turned his card in -- so to speak -- I gave Ed my wholehearted endorsement of the pick. Depending on where you think Florida State's Jalen Ramsey will play, Joseph could be the top safety in this draft class. And if you are not yet familiar with him, give our scouting report a look.