Graham made ton of plays in the backfield and he makes plays against the run and plays against the pass.
Graham uses his lack of height as an advantage because he gets underneath the big offensive tackles.¬† He plays the game with leverage against his blockers.
I like the fact that he’s shown the ability to get the blocker’s hands off of him.
This young man gets off the ball on the snap and he accelerates to the quarterback after he turns the corner.
The Wolverine knows that some of the scouts doubt him because of his lack of height.¬† Graham stands only 6’1″ and weighs about 265 pounds.
He compares himself to the guy who led the league in sacks a year ago, Elvis Dumervil of Denver.
“I watch Dumervil now – he was the (NFL’s) leading sacker last year,” said Graham. “I look at myself as the next one. He’s 6-1, he’s small, a lot of people didn’t think he could do it. But I believe whoever gets me is going to love me.”
Graham made quite an impression to the Detroit Lions coaches who coahed him during the Senior Bowl.
“He shows up with a smile on his face and he’s a competitor,” Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek said. “He loves to compete, he runs to the football. And the main thing about the kid is he loves football. You can tell. Every snap, every practice, he’s always got a great attitude.”
So far I can’t help but be impressed with what I have seen of this young man.¬† He’s been very productive on the college level and he dominated at the Senior Bowl.
If he can continue to beat his man, he will make life much easier for Eagles Pro Bowl right end Trent Cole.