The New York Giants decided to take DT Linval Johnson with the 46th overall pick. The Giants are making a statement by drafting two defensive lineman in a row. This is a very good pick for the G-Men who seem to be working their way into the middle from the outside in. They took care of the safety position via free agency and now have taken two defensive lineman back to back. Jerry Reese is on a mission and I’m liking it. Defense wins Championships. New defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is going to have some fun with these two guys for certain. The Giants scouts have once again proven to be among the best in the NFL and I believe the Giants will take an offensive lineman with the third round pick. I cannot remember a time when the New York Giants have drafted three defensive players in a row, with the top three picks during a draft.
The defensive linemen are going to have a battle come training camp, just like the linebacker corps. Those are two areas worth watching closely and enjoying during the 2010 Training Camp. Linval Joseph is a very big man standing 6’4″ 328 pounds and he played college ball at East Carolina. He had 39 reps with the bench press at the combine as well. This will only help the defensive tackle position. Only time will tell, if he performs better then LB Brandon Spikes and LB Sean Lee who were both available at this pick for the Giants. Personally, I think Joseph will have an immediate impact on the defensive line. Welcome to New York Linval!
What do you think about the New York Giants second round selection of DT Linval Joseph?
RD – NYGReporter.com
PS – ESPN went to a commercial and ruined seeing the Giants pick LIVE and we never saw them make their pick. Really ESPN? You’re doing a show LIVE from New York City and miss airing the hometown teams draft pick? Really ESPN? And all on the 75th Anniversary of the NFL Draft?