Dec 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, New York Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph (97) returns a fumble past New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
DT Linval Joesph, Giants
As many of you know, Atlanta currently has three defensive tackles scheduled to hit the open market. Hopefully, the Falcons can resign Corey Peters, but that still leaves another starting spot open on the interior.
Insert Linval Joesph. At a monsterous size of 6’4″ and 323 pounds, Linval eats up gaps and stuffs the run. At 25 years old, and 9 career sacks to his name, Joesph mirrors current Falcon Peters in stats, and paring them will give the Falcon’s defensive line two up-and-coming stars at the DT position.
If Atlanta can make this happen, it will allow Dimitroff to pursue other areas of need in the draft, and possibly help trade up for star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.