The Eagles MUST upgrade their defense if they are to be competitive in the division and conference in 2010, and they just did with their selection of DE Brandon Graham of Michigan! Graham has excellent speed off the line and off the edge, but just not at the elite level yet. Another aspect to Graham is that he could be converted to LB; something the Eagles have been known to do.
The Eagles were a good source of IDP points, and considering the Birds will focus on defense much more this year, you can bet you’ll walk away with a quality end in your back end draft.
He was the 2009 Big Ten Conference Co-MVP as recognized by the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award. He was the 2009 FBS tackles (TFLs) for a loss (per game) champion after finishing second in 2008 by .01 TFL per game. He was the 2008 & 2009 Big Ten Conference TFL (total) champion.