Giants Take ECU's Linval Joseph In 2nd Round Of NFL Draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants are continuing to shore up their defensive line, selecting East Carolina defensive tackle Linval Joseph in the second round of the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-4, 328-pound Joseph is a big run stopper who blossomed after losing more than 70 pounds after his freshman season. He had 60 tackles this past season with three sacks and 14 quarterback pressures.

The Giants, who gave up 427 points last season in missing the playoffs for the first time since 2004, drafted South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the first round.

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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 27, 2010 at 10:11 AM
    As a Panthers fan, I'm going to be pulling more for both the NY Giants and the Green Bay Packers.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 29, 2010 at 07:37 PM
    KC: Noted. BY USC standards they had a bad year. Darren: Mr. Johnson did NOT show-up and he thinks he's worth NFL QB's pay, go figure. I'm just saying...
  • by KC on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:42 PM
    It's a good year for the Pirates. Texas Tech only has one drafted.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 27, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    This is off topic but will definitely generate interest from ECU fans: Come-on ECU fans let it rip!
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    Anonymous, have you been smoking crack? Hello, did you forget about a running back for the Tennessee Titans that ran for 2,006 yards in a season (can't think of the all time rank, either 5th or 6th I think)? Chris Johnson did just that. Where did he play college football? Answer is East Carolina. That proves that nobody should deny someone a draft pick cause they went to ECU to play football. For you to say they should not pick someone from ECU means that you need to have that brain checked. Linval, we are proud of you for what you have done. Keep up the good work in the league buddy.
  • by cww on Apr 26, 2010 at 06:39 AM
    Congrats to CJ, LJ, & Matt your hard work has indeed paid off. Best of luck to each of you.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:47 AM
    I watched the NFL network and they reported that Mr. Joseph was very impressive during the combine work-outs. He worked hard and got rewarded. I salute Mr. Joseph.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 25, 2010 at 01:28 AM
    Anonymous: Go blog where you know what you're talking about OK? You don't know jack about CFB much less the NFL. Simply stated mind your own business.
  • by DS on Apr 24, 2010 at 08:48 AM
    Yankeeville? HA HA! Give me a break! Do you know that the ECU baseball team has "Yankees" on it?
  • by rj Location: greenville on Apr 24, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    Chris Johnson is the BEST running back in the NFL and hes from ECU. why dont you find something better to do
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