Brandon Graham was the most influential edge rusher last season in the NFL
31 May 2017 Eagles News
No edge rusher in the NFL made more impact in a game than the Eagles own Brandon Graham.
No edge defender made impact plays as often as @BrandonGraham55 did last season. pic.twitter.com/3QgbjO23uI
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 31, 2017
Graham broke out last season for the Eagles. Graham accounted for 59 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. When the Eagles needed their defensive line to make a play, Graham was the guy to do it.
Also, according to PFF, Graham finished second in the league in total pressures with 83. 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. Graham can only build off of the incredible season he had last year.