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Fantasy spin: Bills WR T.J. Graham

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By William Del Pilar

Needing an outside threat alongside Stevie Johnson, the Bills opted to reach for T.J. Graham.

At 5-11 3/8 and 188 pounds, Graham may be too lean, with a track build, to take the pounding. That was Roscoe Parrish’s problem, but Graham does have rare, elite speed and can be a playmaker with an ability to stretch the field vertically. He can track the ball over his shoulder and make the catch.

More importantly for those who play in return-yardage leagues, he can go the distance in the return game.

Graham is unpolished in his route running, but what rookie isn't? His strength is straight-line speed, but he will need to improve the route running. With the physicality of the sport and his lean build, he was fumble-prone in college, with 10 fumbles in the last two seasons.

Though talented, Graham could struggle with the playbook and will take time to adapt to the NFL game. Right now, based on his size and background, he’s not a fantasy-worthy prospect in 2012. He may make a highlight-reel catch or two, but he won’t be consistent.

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