LB/S Tyson Graham of South Dakota

LB/S Tyson Graham of South Dakota



The South Dakota Coyotes football program held their pro day on Wednesday and the San Francisco 49ers were among the teams that were represented there, per NFL Draft Diamonds. Other teams on hand included the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers.


The 49ers showed interest in at least one South Dakota player. Linebacker/safety hybrid Tyson Graham, who reportedly had a good showing at the pro day, met with all four of the NFL teams.


NFL Draft Diamonds recently asked the 6-foot-2, 212-pound Pompano Beach, Florida native what traits separate him from others. "Physicality, being able to diagnose plays quickly, tackling, and versatility," Graham answered.

Graham compares himself to linebacker Deonne Buchannon of the Arizona Cardinals. "His physicality and versatility and just being able to be plugged in different positions all over the field and still have an impact on the game," he said.

"I'm the kind of the guy who comes in ready to work and get better day in and day out," Graham told NFL Draft Diamonds. "You won't have to worry about me off the field as well, as I know not only will my actions reflect myself but the team as well."

According to Christian Shanafelt of NFL Draft Bible, the 49ers ran the defensive back drills while the Saints ran the linebacker drills. Graham took part in both.


Pro Day


40-time: 4.54 seconds
Vertical: 31.5 inches
Broad jump: 120 inches
Bench press: 17 reps