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DT Linval Joseph Scouting Report

DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina
Pos. Rank: 7 Grade: 2nd Round Height: 6-4 1/2 Weight: 328 40: 5.09 Year: 3-Jr.

The Good: Big, athletic interior lineman with a large degree of upside potential. Moves well on his feet, flashes power and pushes blockers off the ball, collapsing the pocket. Displays the ability to stunt or twist, shows a burst of straight-line closing speed, and can be a disruptive force.

The Bad: Must develop more moves with his hands and too easily turned from his angle of attack by a single blocker. Tends to play a bit straight legged and makes himself an easy target for opponents. Looks poorly conditioned.

The Verdict: Joseph possesses the size, athleticism, and strength to start at the next level in either a four-man front or potentially at nose tackle. That being the case, Joseph is very rough around the edges and needs a lot of time to develop his game. He comes with a good degree of upside and could eventually start at the next level.

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