Brandon Graham will eat your babies
I saw the news in a tweet from ESPN's Trey Wingo @wingoz that Jason Babin, a nominal starter for the Eagles at DE has been released. As someone who has football on the TV in the background often, I noticed that BG was getting a lot of playing time last night, and in key situations too. You'd have to think he's going to get the majority of the reps going forward as the tire fire that is the Eagles (can I even say especially the Eagles' D?) turns into job auditions for next year.
Here's hoping BG can win himself a starting job for next year.
Babin has seen his playing time decrease as the season as gone on. After playing close to every snap in the season opener, Babin saw just a little over half of the snaps against the Carolina Panthers last night. Brandon Graham, the team's former 1st round pick, has started to take snaps from Babin.
I read an article about Graham today. I thought about the current roster, and realized it might be a while before we produce another high draft pick.
Who do you think is the next M player to crack the top three rounds?
My guess: "With the 43rd pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons select Taylor Lewan, tackle, University of Michigan."
Per ESPN, he's rising on a lot of draft boards with his play during Senior Bowl Practices:
"Feldman tweeted that Graham is making offensive linemen look "silly" during Senior Bowl practices, and these aren't just Joe Schmos.
Mel Kiper Jr. predicts the 6-foot-0, 270 pound end will go in the end of the first round, but he might be overcoming any questions about his height and quickness."
Also, the blog adds:
"Michigan DE Brandon Graham has already emerged as the leader of the North defense. Graham is quick with good upper-body strength and technique. He never stops working, either. His motor is just ridiculous."
Great to see BG dominating like we all knew he would!!
Anyway, here's the (clearly inferior) list.
Terrence Cody, Alabama, NG, #62, Sr., 6-5, 365, Ft. Myers, FLMay Brandon avenge this heresy by eating the hearts of all who dare oppose him.
Rennie Curran, Georgia, LB, #35, Jr., 5-11, 228, Snellville, GA
Carlos Dunlap, Florida, DE, #8, Jr., 6-6, 290, North Charleston, SC
Jerry Hughes, TCU, DE, #98, Sr., 6-3, 257, Sugar Land, TX
Rolando McClain, Alabama, LB, #25, Jr., 6-4, 258, Decatur, AL
Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma, #93, DT, Jr., 6-4, 297, Oklahoma City, OK
Eric Norwood, South Carolina, LB, #40, Sr., 6-1, 252, Acworth, GA
Russell Okung, Oklahoma State, LT, #76, Sr., 6-5, 300, Houston, TX
George Selvie, South Florida, DE, #95, Sr., 6-4, 250, Pensacola, FL
Brandon Spikes, Florida, LB, #51, Sr., 6-3, 258, Shelby, NC
Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT, #93, Sr., 6-4, 300, Portland, OR
Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri, LB, #12, Sr., 6-2, 245, Jasper, TX
Lost in all the furore (classy) about the loss today (what? we lost to the 12th ranked team by two in the country on the road; rable, rable, rable...) was the play of Brandon Graham.
Ok, not lost. Everyone knows Graham was a beast. He played as such.
Let's play a game. Let's describe how awesome BG's play was on this day.
Example: Brandon Graham was [insert superlative here] today!!!
Brandon Graham will eat your babies, bitch!