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Ta'Quon Graham

IDL

Texas

6'4"

Height

Weight

294

Vertical
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
32 1/2"
10 5/8"
35"
82 1/8"
Bench Press
Vertical
Broad Jump
3-Cone
32
32 1/2"
09' 05"
7.31
40-Time
10-Time-1
20-Time-2
20-Shuttle
4.89
4.68

Final Grade

6.75

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Team Fit

CHI

PHI

Strengths 

Graham has solid athleticism for his size. He is able to quickly shed blockers and has been a reliable force for the Longhorns in the run game. He has a high motor and has shown the ability to chase down plays that are many yards down field.

Weaknessess

Despite his athleticism, Graham hasn't shown a great ability to rush the passer, racking up only 6 sacks in four years at Texas. This is especially concerning in a conference like the Big 12, where passing is so prevalent. He also hasn't really shown the necessary strength to be an above average starter at the next level. Graham is average at a lot of things but doesn't really excel anywhere.

Big Picture

A big disadvantage for Graham is the fact that he has put on so much weight since he came to Texas. When he originally committed to Texas, he was a 255 pound, weakside edge rusher. 40 lbs later, he's an interior defender. Some teams may view this as an advantage, since he should have the pass rush ability of a defensive end with the size of an in interior lineman. At best, Graham is a late day 3 pick for someone who views him as an developmental project. However, I wouldn't expect him to ever be more than a career backup.

Player Comp

Albert Huggins

Draft Projection

IND

Athleticism:

6.78

7.25

Lateral Agility
Flexibility
Explosiveness
Play Strength
Balance
7.1
6.8
6.9
6.5
6.6

Pass Rush Ability:

6.5

7.25

7.25

Big Play Ability

First-Step Quickness
Use of Hands
Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Finish Ability
6.5
6.5
6.7
6.4
6.4

Against The Run:

7.1

7.25

Play with Leverage
Stack and Shed
Gap Integrity
Gap Shooting Ability
Tackling
7
7.1
7.1
6.9
7.4

Competitiveness:

7

7.25

Instincts

7.25

Field Vision

Decision Making

Pre-Snap Adjustment

7.25

7.25

Toughness
Consistency/Motor
Disruption
7.2
7.2
6.8

Intelligence:

6.8

7.25

Awareness
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
7
7.1
6.3