Defensive linemen have been dropping like flies up at Lehigh University. Already, last year’s starting defensive line of Trent Cole, Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson and Jason Babin have fallen victim to the injury bug.
This has given former first-round pick Brandon Graham a chance to shine. And shine, he has.
Graham is coming back from an ACL tear, but has noted, “I've got a lot of confidence now because I know what to expect.”
This confidence has carried over onto the field, and is evident in the way he’s been dominating 11-on-11s and one-on-one drills against offensive linemen. If Graham continues to develop like this in his second year under Jim Washburn’s tutelage, there should be no debate as to which NFL team has the best defensive line.