There's an old saying that players make their biggest strides from year one to year two in the NFL. Let's hope that expression reigns true from Brandon Graham.
The Eagles thought enough of Graham to trade up and grab him out of the University of Michigan. He impressed so much at Lehigh University (training camp) that the Eagles made him the starter for the season opener.
With this announcement, they proclaimed that they had finally found the pass-rushing threat they needed to compliment Trent Cole. No longer would Cole be double and triple-teamed.
Things didn't exactly work out that way did they?
Graham played okay for 13 games before tearing his ACL and missing the remainder of the season. He had 13 tackles and three sacks, not too shabby for a rookie but the Eagles expected more.
They will get more from a stronger Brandon Graham this season.
Bold prediction- Brandon Graham will win the NFL's Most Improved Player.