It seems like people are falling in love with brandon graham like they did quentin groves a couple of years ago, a "cant miss" pass rusher. its started with us trading back to draft him, then it grew it taking with the 17th pick. Now im reading about how we should grab him with the 13th pick.
I believe he is too much of a tweener, he hasnt played LB since high school. Just because he had some sacks in college doesnt mean he can play OLB in our 3-4.
At the risk of prolonging the set of useless (but interesting) comparisons this thread will spawn, I think Sergio Kindle is more similar than Graham is to Groves (and, to some extent Manny Lawson is in that mold as well). Nothing wrong with speed, but not only does Graham has good enough speed but so many other ways to beat his opponent.
With the Seahawks likely to draft one of the top LT's, and the Rams drafting Smith last year to hold down that spot, it would be nice if the 9ers could get a premier pass rusher to keep their QB on his back.
Originally posted by lynwood49ers: where was graham before the senior bowl seriously...why was he not considered a 1st round draft pick before than...i seriously think he could end up being a bust...
I'm not a big Graham fan; in fact I think the team would be foolish to draft an OLB in the first round, especially considering the depth of this class and the quality that can be found in the later rounds, but Graham has been on the radar for a while. He put up big numbers all season. Productivity has been there, it's his measurables that are questioned. Out of the top OLB prospects, Graham seems to me to be the safest bet. JPP is a physical freak with limited experience and little productivity, Sergio Kindle doesn't seem to have the instincts or the power to be a huge factor in pass rushing situations, and I don't believe Morgan has the quickness to make the transition. Graham has all of the intangibles and will probably be a poor man's Elvis Dumervil.
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