With the 40th pick in the 2010 BGN Draft, DickMuffin selects...
Linval Joseph - DT, East Carolina
After missing out on the lard ass sweepstakes (Terrence Cody), the Chargers take the next best NT prospect. At 6-5, 328lbs, along with a sub 5.1 40 and 39 rep bench, Linval Joseph seems to fit the bill. Comparing stats with top NT prospect, Dan Williams, Joseph had a better overall 2010 season. He racked up 60 tackles (to Williams 56), 13 tackles for a loss (to Williams 8.5), and 3 sacks (to Williams 2). Linval is an extremely gifted athlete, with a rare combination of size and speed, but is still very raw technique-wise. If he can put it all together and overcome the mental aspect of the game, Joseph looks to be the center fixture of San Diego’s 3-4 defense for years to come.
Previous picks: #1 Ndamukong Suh, #2 Russell Okung, #3 Gerald McCoy, #4 Sam Bradford, #5 Eric Berry, #6 Trent Williams, #7 Jimmy Clausen, #8 Bruce Campbell, #9 Bryan Bulaga, #10 Derrick Morgan, #11 Rolando McClain, #12 Sergio Kindle, #13 Joe Haden, #14 C.J. Spiller, #15 Mike Iupati, #16 Jason Pierre-Paul, #17