View Full Version : brandon graham

01-05-2010, 10:53 AM
I would like to know what everyone thinks about him. Seems to have decent to go speed, good at reading plays, and will hit you pretty good. I also would like to know where he is projected. I think he would be a good fit for this team for years to come.

01-05-2010, 11:18 AM
Would slide in at Strong side LB immediately (maybe JT starts off the season if he comes back, but Graham would split time from day one) and have an impact.

Really can do it all, has the speed, can rush the passer, can stand up and get it done. A 2nd rounder right now, but if he has a big time combine, this is a guy who u may see slip into the top 20.

Would love to draft McClain in the first round and come back with Graham in the second.

01-05-2010, 11:35 AM
I would love to see him sitting there in round 2 for us, but I don't see him getting past New England. They need LB help in a big way and I think they will take him in round 1.

01-05-2010, 12:19 PM
I think he would be a guy that I would trade up into the first round (after we use ours) to take he could be the game changer that we need

01-05-2010, 12:26 PM
Dude is a stud. Hard to watch him play and not think of Lamar Woodley.

01-05-2010, 12:31 PM
good player...love him and sergio kindle as solb...would be stoked if one fell to #44 but i doubt it

only thing with graham is he's listed at 6 ft 2 and i find it hard watching him to see him at much more than 6 ft 1 at the combine...and with parcells height matters at lb

could easily see him and kindle 1st round draft picks

01-05-2010, 01:43 PM
Brandon Graham is a stud.....I absolutely love this guy...

But I don't think he's going to have a great combine....he's limited athletically...not fast...not real explosive, etc..

He's just a great football player with a non stop motor and a top notch work ethic....very much in the mold of Woodley IMO....doesn't matter to me if he's 6'1" and change.....I think Miami should strongly consider this guy to play the strongside LB spot....he leads the nation in TFL's over the past 2 years to go along with 20+ sacks....he destroyed Bryan Bulaga head to head....kid's a monster...

Especially if they could trade down and get him or if he slips to the 2nd round....which is possible....but I'd like to see him perform in some LB drills....because he looks a lot like strictly a 4-3 DE to me.....

01-05-2010, 01:45 PM
Graham is projected a 1st rounder at OLB,and their pretty accurate....they even have rankings for future propects dating foward to 2013.


01-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Based off production and watching him play football....he's definitely a 1st round pick IMO....albeit in the latter portion...

But his combine and workouts could cause him to slip a little....just like Woodley did...

Rey Maualuga was also projected to be a 1st round by by everyone except myself and the man in the moon to my knowledge...

01-05-2010, 02:43 PM
he's a stud but he is not going to make the transition to a stand up linebacker. he's a 4-3 DE and a great one.

01-05-2010, 03:04 PM
I'm a fan. But Parcells is very strict about his linebackers size though. He likes them atleast 6'4". But I would hope he would look past that because there's not many that size in this draft.

01-05-2010, 03:15 PM
I'm a fan. But Parcells is very strict about his linebackers size though. He likes them atleast 6'4". But I would hope he would look past that because there's not many that size in this draft.

Ricky Sapp, that's about it

01-05-2010, 03:30 PM
I just think the size thing is overblown IMO.....if a guy can play he can play...

I think it's more important to be able to make yourself small to get the edge on a lot of these NFL tackles....be a smaller target...

Many of the best rushers in the NFL (Dwight Freeney, Elvis Dumerville, Lamarr Woodley, James Harrison, etc..) are all 6'1" or less...

Guys like Clay Matthews, Brian Cushing, Joey Porter (in his prime), Leonard Little (in his prime), Trent Cole, Osi Umenyiora, etc....none of them are over 6'3"....

Ideally, you'd love to have the 6'4"+ guys like Demarcus Ware, John Abraham, Brian Orakpo, Jared Allen, etc....that can play football....but that's not always the case...

I think it's absurd to leave a player off your draft board based on height and ignore what the guy can do....

I can understand it a lot more at the QB position than I can the linebacker/DE position....

Don't turn your nose up at guys like Brandon Graham and Eric Norwood and leave them off your board in favor of some 6'5" tower with no balance or quickness....

01-05-2010, 03:58 PM
He was a huge bright spot on a very dismal U-M defense this year. Not only do I think he'd be a formidable pass rusher, but I also think he'll be good enough against the run to be an every-down defender. If he's there in the 2nd it would be hard to pass him up.

01-05-2010, 04:06 PM
Dude is a stud. Hard to watch him play and not think of Lamar Woodley.As a Michigan fan the last ten years watching both have played, I think Brandon Graham is a better player than Woodley. Graham can do it all. Set the edges very well, and a pretty good pass rush. Now I don't know about dropping into coverage, but watching him play so much so I dont see any reason why he cant. He is pretty darn fast for a guy his size. I seen the guy make so many big plays, which is sometimes our entire linebacker core lacks. Most of you ,as of right now, aren't thinking about talking him at 12. But stronsides linebackers are hard to come by, and almost every single great 3-4 defense has had one. I think he is on our radar, even if we dont trade down.

Lord Of Miami
01-05-2010, 09:46 PM
He's the best pass rusher in the draft, i think.

He should be a top 5 pick in my mind.