A former Miami Hurricanes basketball forward, Jimmy Graham converted to football and contributed mainly as a red zone threat at tight end. His lone NCAA football season concluded with a stat line of 17 receptions for 213 yards and five receiving touchdowns.
Size: 6-foot-6 3/8, 262 pounds
Graham has elite potential at a discount
- Tremendous upside
- Extremely athletic
- Hard worker
- Great attitude
- Fantastic in jump-ball situations - good body control
- Fluid, agile runner - yards-after-catch threat
- Respectable hands
- Raw, inexperienced
- Very poor blocker - lacks consistency and fundamental mechanics
- Below-average vision and field awareness
- Tends to hear footsteps over the middle
- Lack of a second gear
Expected draft placement
Graham is a high-upside project. He'll need to put in long hours and be molded
by a quality coaching staff. We suspect a few years behind a veteran tight end
and Graham could become an upper-echelon starter in the NFL. Expect to hear
his name called in the early third, if not a tad sooner.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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