HEIGHT: 6'3 1/8"
WEIGHT: 292 lbs
—Ideal size for a 3-technique interior defensive lineman.
—Knows how to hold his ground and create separation with a half-man long-arm move.
—Is best when using his length, locking out his long arms for bull-rush attempts as a pass-rusher.
—Will provide value as a block specialist on special teams, as he does not lack effort in that phase.
—Position versatility is a plus, as he played more edge-rusher snaps from 2017 to 2019 than he did inside.
—Has improved as a pass-rusher every year in college.
—Neither his burst nor closing speed is great.
—Loses sight of the ball on double-teams when lined up inside.
—Texas often took him off the field on pressure packages.
—Lateral movement, like stunts or beating reach blocks, is not "how he wins."
23 TKL, 7 TFL, 2 SK, 1 FR
—Gained 15 pounds between 2018 and 2019, when he became a starter.
—Played in 48 of 49 potential games in his four years at Texas before opting out of the Longhorns' bowl game.
—Defensive captain in 2020 as a senior.
In a different era, a 6'4", 300-pound run defender who was a captain would hold much more draft value than Graham does in 2021. He will be able to bank on beating one-on-one vertical blocks with his length, but his ability to win laterally and in the passing game is a question. Depending on how teams view his pass-rushing upside, they may see him as a 5-technique who needs to spend a year putting on weight, a run-down 3-technique or a 6-technique who needs to return to his 2018 playing weight.
GRADE: 6.7/10 (Round 5)
OVERALL RANK: 216/300
POSITION RANK: DL21
PRO COMPARISON: Twenty pounds short of Carl Davis, 20 pounds north of Deatrich Wise Jr.
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda