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TE-Jimmy Grahams "tremendous" pro day

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  1. FoxboroFlyer

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    Per Rotoworld Miami TE Jimmy Graham stood on his times from the combine, but looked "tremendous" in pass catching drills. He put on a show, and I quote here "offering LEGIT Tony Gonzalez appeal." They also go on to say this very well could put him in the 2nd round.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. This is the guy that we've been looking for at the TE position. Would have no problem spending one of those 2nd's on this kid as opposed to the injury prone guys ahead of him. When it's all said and done he will be the best TE in this class. And before anyone goes off about his blocking. I've read several scouting reports that describe him as a very willing blocker, may not set the world on fire now, but at least he has the desire to be a totally complete TE.
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    I'd be fine with either him or Pita.
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    or Gronkowski in my book.
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    He seemed really focused at the combine, and he look really good in drills too. I would not mind using a 2nd rounder on him if BB likes what he is seeing.

    Honestly, he is just not going to be a blocker at his size probably ever. If he just sticks to what he is (a big WR) he'll do just fine in this league. I'm not sure what 'very willing' means but for millions of dollars I'd be pretty motivated too :)
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    If Gronkowski is healthy we should grab him in the second. Not unless someone else of higher value of a different posisiotn slips or if gresham somehow slipped into the 2nd we could trade up for him maybe.
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    Umm, he is 6'6 and 260 lbs with 35" arms. I don't see anything wrong with Jimmy Graham's size that would prohibit him from being a good blocker if he works at that aspect of his game. Clearly you must be confusing him with someone else in your head.

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jimmy-graham?id=497236

    I've been high on the kid since the combine. His pro day just seems to confirm that first good impression.
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    def nice potential
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    Even though he's going to take some time to develop, I think Graham is going to be a player. Wasn't it BB who said all the potential TEs are power forwards on the basketball teams. Well, I don't know what position he played, but I know he was a basketball player at Miami. And at 6'7" he'd make a heck of a red zone target. I'd have no problem grabbing him in the second round.

    I also like Gronkowski a lot, but his medicals are very suspect with his back/ spine problem.

    I think Pitta would be a nice player as well especially if you could get him in the fourth round.

    I'd also love to see them use one of their seventh rounders on Nathan Overbay. 6'5" 262 4.68. Would be a project but might be a good pick at 7.
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    Hello welcome to the NFL draft. Can I take your order?
    Yep, I'll have a Jimmy Graham, and a side of Jameson Konz please. Thank you.
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    Absolutely agree! The guy is already bigger, and has a much larger frame than any TE we had on our roster last year. His size holds no validity in the argument that he will never be a blocker.
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    03/25/2010 - Bill Belichick on the potential of former college basketball players Jimmy Graham of Miami, Greg Paulus of Syracuse, and Mississippi's Greg Hardy in the NFL. "These guys [look] like they're better than some of the ones we've seen in the past few years. That's another tough projection. The difference between most basketball and football players is speed: You time them in the 40-yard dash and a lot of those guys don't run fast, but they're quick and they have great hands. But when you time them, they don't have the type of football speed for the [skill] positions." "Either you can run or you can't run. You can't make 'fast' out of 'slow." - Shalise Manza Young, The Boston Globe

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1702982
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    Mayock said talent wise (where he is today), he should go on the third day of the draft.. But because of his measureables, someone will draft him a lot higher.. Mike stated it would take min of two years before you saw anything out of him..
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    Did you know that Bernie Kosar himself threw balls to Jimmy Graham?

    "He was the one, who kept pushing me and telling me, 'Jimmy, I think one day you can be a playmaker in the NFL'," Graham said.
    Graham turns heads at Miami's Pro Day | HeraldTribune.com

    Graham was an Enforcer as a basketball player.
    During his four-year career, Graham’s personal fouls (286) easily exceeded his field goals made (202).
    ‘Canes Watch Blog Archive Hurricanes’ Jimmy Graham at Pro Day: ‘I am a physical player’

    Interview with Graham
    I had the opportunity to learn from Ed Reed this summer. He was kind of teaching me coverages, teaching me how not to give away what I’m about to do. He’s a very smart safety so that was really cool.
    Draft Breakdown
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    Thanks!!

    Some interesting stuff..

    Now that we have Crumpler in for 2 year, it seems like a good time to bring in a player that can learn from one of the best (even if its been 3 years)
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    Beware of guys who look great in drills and run great times but did not show a lot in college. Sounds a lot like Ben Watson, eh? Lots of potential but little production...

    A risky but interesting pick. Third pick in the second?
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    Give the guy a break, it was his 1st year of football for gods sake. He had a pretty good year for someone who just learned the game on the fly.
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    The Pats can't afford to waste another 2nd round pick on a guy who is going to take time to develope. That is why they are in the position they are in, sorry no more Braces.
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    We'll see about that. I have a feeling the song will remain the same. Meaning BB will draft whoever he feels is the best value for his team. Not necessarily the sexy big names most want every year.
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    That will eliminate Graham
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    I agree. Gronk seems solid all around...provided his back injury checks out.
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