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2010 NFL Draft: Giants Take Linval Joseph with 46th Pick

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive lineman Linval Joseph of East Carolina runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Dan ParzychSenior Writer IApril 23, 2010

With the 46th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected East Carolina defensive tackle Linval Joseph.

The Giants entered this year's draft knowing one of their top priorities was to improve the defensive line. After spending their first-round pick on defensive end Jason-Pierre Paul, New York adds another player who has great speed for his size and knows how to pressure opposing quarterbacks.

Last season, the Giants lost their reputation as one of the top defenses in the NFL and allowed their opponents to average 26.7 points per game—ranking them 30th among teams. The 6'4", 328-pound Joseph should help turn all of that around during his rookie campaign with New York.

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