Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 1/19/10: #10 Junior DT, Projected Rd: 3-4 for the 2011 NFL Draft All-Conference USA first-team choice by the league's coaches in 2009…Started all fourteen games at right defensive tackle, helping pace a unit that ranked second in the conference and 27th nationally vs. the run (120.29 ypg), led the league in scoring defense (21.93 ppg) and ranked third in total defense (378.29 ypg)…Recorded a career-best 60 tackles (22 solos) with three sacks for minus 17 yards…Led the team and ranked sixth in the conference with 13.0 stops for losses of 39 yards and tied for the team lead with fourteen quarterback pressures...Joseph started 27-of-41 games at East Carolina - eighteen at right defensive tackle and nine at nose guard…Registered 143 tackles (57 solos) with 6.5 sacks for minus 47 yards, 29.5 stops for losses totaling 96 yards and 20 quarterback pressures…Recovered and caused three fumbles…Deflected two passes and blocked three kicks…Also carried once for a 1-yard touchdown vs. Southern Mississippi in 2009.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 2/46 -- Linval Joseph, DT, 6-5, 328, East Carolina: Joseph is a big-bodied space-eater who can crash the pocket and create congestion in the running lanes. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/23/12 - DT Linval Joseph (knee), who on Wednesday didn't practice but expressed optimism that he would be able to work on Thursday, was helped out for a second day in a row. If Joseph can't work Friday on at least a limited basis, he'll likely miss Sunday night's game.
11/21/12 - DT Linval Joseph (knee) did not practice on Wednesday after waking up with a swollen knee for the first time this season. Head coach Tom Coughlin said that Joseph's knee issue has been something the second-year player has dealt with for some time. Joseph hopes to practice on Thursday and play Sunday.
10/29/12 - DT Linval Joseph had the first two-sack game of his career.
10/21/12 - DT Linval Joseph suffered a sprained knee in the third quarter, but he returned to the game.
02/24/12 - DT Linval Joseph (ankle) underwent surgery to clean out some bone chips, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Joseph is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, though he could be limited early on.