Only four other edge rushers in the entire NFL last season made more of an impact in each game he played than the Eagles own Brandon Graham.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 31, 2017
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Having a breakout campaign last season for Philadelphia, Brandon Graham accounted for 59 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. When the Eagles needed their defensive line to make a play, most of the time, it was Graham that ended up making the big play for the Eagles.
Also, according to PFF, Graham finished second last season when pressuring the quarterback, totaling 83 quarterback rushes last season. If you watched the Eagles, you saw Graham in the backfield constantly. Sometimes, the statistics lie because regardless of the sack numbers and total pressures, Graham looked virtually unblockable last season. He really made a huge jump from the past couple of season with the Eagles.
Because of his great year, for the first time in his career, Graham was named to the second team All-Pro team. And, most recently, Graham was honored by his fellow NFL peers when they named him the 93rd best player in the league.
This is only the beginning for a player who has been revitalized by Jim Schwartz. Brandon Graham can only build off of the incredible season he had last year and should be even more of a defensive force in 2017.