Prospect Profile: Jimmy Graham's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about Miami tight end Jimmy Graham inside.

Jimmy Graham
School: Miami
Position: Tight End
Height: 6-6
Weight: 260
Projected 40-Time: 4.60

Star Rating: Grade: 77
Draft Projection: 3rd - 4th Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA

Graham has unlimited potential as a TE in the NFL.
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Strengths: Graham is an intriguing playmaker who possesses great size, speed and pass catching ability. He has an elite frame and shields away defenders. He’s physical off the line and maintains his aggressiveness throughout his routes. He’s a willing blocker who’s still learning technique. He’s a great athlete who’s still developing, and that’s a scary thought.

Weaknesses: He’s inexperienced and raw. He still has to develop his overall game, especially as a blocker and learn the nuances of the position. He needs to work on his route running.

Steuber Says: A former basketball player at Miami, Graham played just one year for the Hurricanes on the football field. He played in every game in 2009 and was used sparingly throughout the year. He made great strides in his first season and caught 17 passes for 213 yards and five touchdowns. He has great upside and could be a mid-round gem for a team willing to take a chance on him.

A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the network and on If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.

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