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Philadelphia Eagles 2010 First-Round Pick Brandon Graham Calls Himself a Bust

Is Brandon Graham a Bust?


We were all thinking it, but the last person I would expect to call Brandon Graham a bust is.. himself. During an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer Graham dropped this comment in regards to his underwhelming career in the NFL:

Right now, I’m a bust, so I’m going to deal with that. I’m a bust, and I’m going to keep being a bust. Even when I make plays, I’m going to still act like I’m a bust. You know what I’m saying?

Well, Brandon, no — we don’t know what you’re saying about always being a bust. But, all things considered, he pretty much hit the nail on the head. After being drafted 13th overall in 2010 (everyone get ready to throw-up — two picks above JASON PIERRE-PAUL), Graham has done nothing in Philadelphia. He has only been involved in 16 games in two seasons, mainly due to several reoccurring injuries with his knee.

Last season, Graham was able to rack-up a whopping four tackles in three games at defensive end. Wowza. Get ready to throw-up one more time, as his total contract value is in the high $16 million range with just over $13 million in guaranteed money. This might be one of the bigger front office mess-ups in recent memory, but then again, who would have guessed that he would bust in the NFL? That is, aside from every single NFL scout claiming that he was too small to be productive at the next level?

Apparently, during the interview, he also mentioned that he had lost some weight, which is giving him more confidence with that injury-prone knee. Well, we can only hope that’s the case and that Graham comes back better than even before by making a serious contribution behind Trent Cole and Jason Babin on the line. If not, he always has that $13 million to retire on.

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2 Responses to “Philadelphia Eagles 2010 First-Round Pick Brandon Graham Calls Himself a Bust”

  1. tval says:

    id honestly b more alarmed if he’d said he wasnt a bust….accountability…i love it…and as ive said before…i expect breakout season for mr. graham…he sounds focused

  2. tval says:

    no kris the 9-7 giants beating the afc east champ 13-3 pats has nuthn to do with me sayn a 9-7 nfc east team is obviously bettr than 13-3 afc champ…really man?? u know all we hav to do is scroll back to see discussion….who r u arguing with?? ur wrong….accept it and move on…

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