Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #5 OLB, #52/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 2-3 2008: Started all twelve games at strong-side outside line-backer, ranking third on the team with 70 tackles (38 solos)…Registered a career-high eleven sacks for minus 86 yards, the fifth-best season total in school history…His average of 0.92 sacks per game ranked second in the ACC and tied for ninth in the nation…Totaled thirteen stops for losses totaling 90 yards and had four quarterback pressures…Caused a fumble and recovered two others…Also deflected three passes…On 65 running plays he was involved in, the opposition gained 139 yards (2.14 ypc) with three touchdowns and 19 first downs, as Sintim made 14 third-down stops vs. the ground attack, taking down ball carriers for no gain on six carries…Had 11-of-20 passes in his area completed (55.0%) for 88 yards (8.0 yards per completion/4.4 yards per attempt), one touchdown and four first downs, as he made seven third-down stops and two more on fourth-down vs. The aerial game…Delivered ten tackles inside the red zone, including three on goal-line plays...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 44 Sol-78 TT, 9 TFL, 9 SK, 3 QBH, 2 FF; Third-year starter at outside linebacker ... started the last 37 games, ... the longest active streak on the team ... third on the team in tackling with a career-high 77 tackles ... 28th in the ACC in tackling with an average of 5.9 tpg. ... led the nation in sacks by a linebacker with an average of 0.69/g ... fourth in the ACC in sacks and tops among linebackers .. his nine sacks are fourth most in a season by a UVa linebacker ... second on the team behind Chris Long with 17 quarterback pressures ... shared the team lead with two forced fumbles ... made at least eight tackles on five occasions ... named the coaches' defensive player of the week four times ... 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 22 Sol-45 TT, 10 TFL, 4 SK, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Started all 12 games at outside linebacker for the second year in a row ... averaged 3.8 tackles per game ... more than a quarter of his tackles were for loss (12 of 45) ... tied for second on the team with 12 TFL ... also second with four sacks ... credited with five quarterback pressures.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 2/45 -- Clint Sintim, OLB, 6-3, 256, Virginia...Sintim played outside linebacker in the Cavaliers' 3-4 defense and Giants' coordinator Bill Sheridan, a former linebackers coach until Steve Spagnuolo got the head coaching job in St. Louis, feels that suits the ideas of how the Giants intend to use him. He will play an "up defensive end" role on sure pass situations and will join the pass-rush rotation system. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Clint Sintim News
08/16/12 - LB Clint Sintim, the Giants' second-round draft pick in 2009 who has suffered major knee injuries each of the past two years, was waived from the physically unable to perform list.
He didn't participate in the team's offseason program and has been unable to pass a physical.
Sintim tore his right ACL on Dec. 13, 2010. He re-tore the ACL, along with the patella tendon, in the preseason finale last year.
08/04/12 - LB Clint Sintim (knee/PUP) remains sidelined with no estimated return date given and his roster spot in grave danger.
07/30/12 - LB Clint Sintim (knee) was placed on PUP as he continues to rehab form his second knee surgery in as many years. Sintim missed all of the spring and his future with the team appears to be shaky.
07/28/12 - LB Clint Session (knee). failed his physical and was declared active/physically unable to perform by the Giants.
04/12/12 - LB Clint Sintim, who missed last season with a knee injury, reported that his surgically repaired knee is on the mend and that he is looking forward to getting back to the gridiron.
"My knee feels awesome," Sintim tweeted. "Good signs 2 come for 2morrow."
Sintim, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, has been projected to play strong-side linebacker. However, he has struggled to make the transition from the 3-4 defense he played in college to the 4—3 that the Giants play, partially because of the injuries he has had to work through.