Jimmy Graham   #80 TE

Height: 6-7   Weight: 265   Age: 31

Born: 11/24/1986 Goldsboro , NC

College: Miami (Fla.)

Experience: 9th season

High School: Charis Prep [Goldsboro, NC]









Draft 2010

Pick No.95

Selected By: New Orleans Saints

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 31 (95)

Pick Analysis: Graham is a very raw tight end that left the basketball team to turn out for football in time for the 2009 season. He is extremely athletic and has a huge upside but still needs a ton of technique work from running routes to blocking. He is not restricted in his routes and shows a good burst coming out of his breaks to separate from defenders but at the same time struggles to get off the line vs. good press linebackers. He shows strength when going for the ball in a crowd as well as flashes of strength as a blocker but can be sloppy in his footwork when he needs to adjust on the move when blocking in space. He has received comparisons to Tony Gonzalez who played football and basketball at Cal but he is not as developed as Gonzalez was at the same stage. He still needs to shed the basketball work ethic he came with.