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Dorian Graham

Dorian Graham - #10 - RS-WR

Height: 5-9 5/8
Weight: 189
Speed: 4.34
Arm: 30 1/4
Hand: 8 7/8
Wingspan: 72 5/8
Birthdate: 09/20/1989
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Grade: 5.10

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/08/2012 Syracuse Pro Day 5-9 1/2 188 9 29 1/2 72 3/8 4.42 18 11'0" 41 4.33 11.81 6.80
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-9 5/8 189 8 7/8 30 1/4 72 5/8 4.34

 

Notes:

The Florida prep helped lead a defense that allowed only 12.1 points per game and won a state championship. Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman safety in 2008 and recorded 19 tackles, one pass breakup and no interceptions with one blocked kick. Missed the ’09 campaign after injuring his right shoulder in August and requiring surgery. Was moved to wide receiver during ’10 fall camp and responded by playing in all 13 games, including a start at wide receiver in the Pinstripe Bowl against Kansas State. Returned 16 kickoffs for 392 yards (24.5-yard average) and no touchdowns while also recording 11-0-0 on defense. Had a bigger role on the offense in ’11 after grabbing 24 passes for 260 yards (10.8-yard average) and two touchdowns with eight rushing attempts for 91 yards (11.4-yard average) and one score in 12 games. As a kickoff returner, he registered 13-293-1 (22.5), including a 98-yard touchdown against West Virginia.

Positives:

Rare timed/long speed to take it the distance. Has an effortless, powerful stride — glides over turf. Explosive (has a 40-inch vertical leap). Instant accelerator. Light on his feet and agile to sidestep tacklers or make subtle cuts at top speed. Surprising contact balance and run strength. Fields kicks consistently and shows good judgement. Has experience as a gunner. Tough, confident and competitive. Motivated and dedicated. Works hard in the weight room.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height. Has short arms and small hands. Does not always play to timed speed. Carries the ball loosely. Raw receiving skills — unpolished route runner and unnatural catcher. Average return production. Lacks punt-return experience. Shows some lower-body stiffness when required to break down and tackle.

Summary:

A converted safety, Graham is a lean, explosive return specialist with blazing speed who could have benefitted from another season to flash his wares and progress as a receiver. Stopwatch times will invite opportunity but has to stand out on special teams.


Dorian Graham's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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