Scouting Report: Linval Joseph

Written by Rob Engle on April 23, 2010



Linval Joseph


Position: DT School: East Carolina
Height: 6’4 1/2 Weight: 328 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 5.10

Overall Grade:

6.35

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 6
Speed 8 4
Quickness/Agility 10 5
Strength/Explosion 10 9.5
Athletic Ability 8 4
Durability 8 7
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 9.5


Defensive Line Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 6
Pass Rushing 8 5.5
Awareness 8 4
Hand Placement 8 6.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Great size and length – especially for a 3-4 end. A lot of functional strength. Shoots out of his stance and has the power to knock people back. Can beat double teams. Good hand placement and plays with good leverage. Equally good pass rusher and run stuffer. Anchors and slides well.

Weaknesses

Not very quick or fast and he won’t beat anyone with speed moves. Average at getting off blocks. Not a great tackler. Average awareness and instincts. Very raw and doesn’t use great technique. Plays high and needs to keep his pad level down.

Analysis

He was one of the fast risers leading up to the draft after showing off his brute strength and power at the combine. He has a ton of potential and he could play in any scheme (4-3 DT, or 3-4 End or NT). A long term project with skills that could still allow him to produce early in his career.

Experience

Two year starter at East Carolina.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a


Academics

Communications major at East Carolina.

Injuries

No known history of injuries.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 59 21 38 3 0 0 0
2008 37 17 20 2 1 0 0
2007 40 13 27 1 0 0 0






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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.