Brandon Graham, DE - Michigan
Pick made by fiftycal2004:
The signing of Dunta Robinson filled the most pressing need for the Falcons. So, with John Abraham and Mike Peterson not getting any younger and Jamaal Anderson looking like a bust in the making, they will go after a DE or OLB in this slot. Ultimately, they pick Graham, who had a strong senior bowl, over Sean Weatherspoon in hopes of improving their pass rush which finished 26th in the league in sacks. Though shorter than some scouts might like, Graham's collegiate production, quickness, and good moves make this a good pick.
How would he impact the 2010 Falcons?
In 2010, Graham should push Anderson for playing time opposite Abraham. Also, look for him to slide over to DT in obvious passing situations to generate more pressure on opposing QBs.
Graham's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
The, and Aerostar193, are on the clock...
|1||St. Louis||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||TouchdownColts|
|2||Detroit||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma St.||coltsfan723|
|3||Tampa Bay||Ndamukong Suh||DT||Nebraska||TheAngelsColts|
|4||Washington||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Colts Homer|
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||sanders_fan89|
|6||Seattle||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||shake n bake|
|11||Denver||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech||JPBarnett|
|12||Miami||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma St.||fpacheco|
|13||San Francisco||Joe Haden||CB||Florida||BlueVol03|
|14||Seattle||Charles Brown||OT||USC||shake n bake|
|15||N.Y. Giants||C.J. Spiller||RB||Clemson||gizzardfanny|
|16||Tennessee||Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida||Addai Another Day|
|17||San Francisco||Mike Iupati||G||Idaho||BlueVol03|
|18||Pittsburgh||Kyle Wilson||CB||Boise St.||LV Steelers Fan|
What do you think of pick #19 by the Falcons?
Correct Pick. Brings much needed help to Falcons defense (52 votes)
OK pick, but might be a reach at #19 for Graham (25 votes)
OK pick, but should have looked at other positional needs first (9 votes)
Wrong pick. Other areas should be looked at first before DL. (7 votes)
93 total votes