Giants Draft Linval Joseph in 2nd Round and Chad Jones in 3rd Round: The Giants selected DT Linval Joseph (East Carolina) in the 2nd round and S Chad Jones (LSU) in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft earlier today.
Our scouting reports for both players and reaction from Giants’ team officials are available in the 2010 Draft Review section of the website.
Quotes: Giants’ Director of College Scouting Marc Ross on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: “We’re dreaming about getting this guy at 15. He’s our sixth-rated player we had on our board. So for him to still be available, you have to take him. And we think we can have a role for him despite having all of these other guys. You can never have enough pass rushers and this kid will do whatever you ask him to do to get on the field.”
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora on selection of Pierre-Paul: “I’m not unhappy at all. The team has come out and said I won’t be traded so now it’s time to just go out and play. I truly believe I’m among the best ends in the league and now its time to stop talking and go out and prove it. That goes for everyone also…I thought it was a good move for them to draft an end actually. The (linebacker) wasn’t available, and the Giants have always drafted the best player available and he obviously was it…All those stories (about me being unhappy with the pick) are completely false…The perception of negativity surrounding me and my relationship with the team is ludicrous. I’m happy to be with the team and now it’s just time to go out and perform the way I know the team can perform.”