Brandon Graham before the Senior Bowl was ranked somewhat in the middle of the pack as far as defensive ends were concerned. Post Senior Bowl, Graham climbed all the way up to the number two, possibly even one, defensive end entering the draft. Some people don't believe that that Senior Bowl has much impact on a players stock and frankly, I have to think otherwise considering that the reason scouts attend the game is to see who has talent and who has been "hyped" up.
This year Graham matched last years total of 10 Sacks. His career Sack Total is 29.5. This is one of those types of players that could be like a Dwight Freeney or John Randle... his motor just doesn't ever seem to shut down. Over the course of his career in college, he has racked up several honors and awards; most recently he decidedly earned the Senior Bowl MVP.
Below, I will post some of Graham's stats, highlights, awards and honors, and projections.
The video feed here really does a great job illustrating how well Graham can create pressure on nearly every single play. He does exceptional against the run as well. Some team will be very happy to get this guy and he could potentially be a dominant player for years to come.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- 2008 First Team All-American Honorable Mention
- 2008 All-Big Ten Second Team
- 2008 Big Ten Tackles For Loss Leader
- 2009 All Big Ten First Team
- 2009 All-American First Team
- 2009 Hendricks Award Finalist
- 2009 Big Ten Tackles For Loss Leader
- 2009 Defensive Linemen Trophy Recipient
- 2009 Senior Bowl MVP
|2009 Regular Season Game Log||Tackles||Misc||Interceptions|
|9/5||Western Michigan||W 31-7||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|9/12||Notre Dame||W 38-34||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|9/19||Eastern Michigan||W 45-17||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|10/3||@Michigan State||L 26-20||4||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|10/17||Delaware State||W 63-6||3||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|10/24||Penn State||L 35-10||7||3||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|11/21||Ohio State||L 21-10||7||6||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||
SUMMARY AND PROJECTIONS:
Graham has the potential to be a very high first round pick. While he has the potential to be, it is my assumption that he will end up falling to the bottom portion of the 1st. Reason being is that he did not receive the same type of hype that some of the other guys did even though he was well deserving of it. Scouts, NFL Coaches, and Franchise GM's will not overlook Graham's God-given ability to seek out Quarterbacks and Ball Carriers. Graham should be gone by the 1st round. Graham is 6'2" 263 LBS.
Possibilities: 1st Round- Teams with picks 1-16: Browns Raiders, Dolphins, Bills, Jags. Picks 17-32: Falcons, Bengals, Patriots, Saints, Colts.