Lions select defensive lineman Daniel Joseph fourth overall in CFL Draft

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The B.C. Lions selected defensive lineman Daniel Joseph fourth overall in the 2021 CFL Draft on Tuesday night.

The six-foot-three, 265-pound Joseph transferred from Penn State to NC State for the 2020 season and led the Wolfpack with 6.5 sacks while also recording 37 total tackles over his eight starts. Joseph was also named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week following a win over Liberty.

In 32 games over three seasons (2017-2019) at Penn State, Joseph registered 29 total tackles, five sacks, one pass knockdown, one forced fumble plus a fumble recovery.

Joseph is the cousin of former Lions defensive lineman and 2015 first round pick Ese Mrabure-Ajufo and brother of Faith Ekakitie, a defensive lineman selected firdt overall by Winnipeg in the 2017 CFL Draft.