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North Carolina State - Wolfpack


T.J. Graham

T.J. Graham - #6 - WR-RS

Height: 5-11 3/8
Weight: 188
Speed: 4.39
Arm: 32 3/4
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 75 3/8
Birthdate: 07/27/1989
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Grade: 5.07

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/21/2012 North Carolina State Pro Day 5-11 3/8 185 9 31 1/2 74 1/2 9'10" 34
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 3/8 188 9 32 3/4 75 3/8 4.36 8 10'0" 33 1/2 4.23 6.80
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 5-11 3/8 182 9 1/4 31 3/4 76
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 1/4 176 8 3/4 32 75 4.36

 

Notes:

Son of a track coach. The North Carolina prep won the state championship in the 100-meter (10.44 seconds) and 200-meter (20.82 seconds) dashes in 2008. Participated in all 13 games (six starts) in ’08, making his mark as a returner after setting the school record for kickoff-return yards by posting 41 returns for 1,028 yards (25.1-yard average) and a 100-yard return for a touchdown (also a school record). Brought back 15 punts for 123 yards (8.2-yard average) and caught 16 passes for 251 yards (15.7-yard average) and zero TDs. Had his ’09 season cut short by a stress fracture in his right shin, missing the final five games of the season. Started 3-of-7 games in which he played before the injury and recorded 23-574-1 (25.0) on kickoff returns, 15-156-0 (10.4) on punt returns and 12-129-1 (10.8) as a receiver. Competed with the N.C. State track squads during the ’10 spring season and qualified for the NCAA indoor championships in two sprints. Played in all 13 contests (one start) in ’10, managing 29-565-0 (19.5) as a kickoff returner, 19-154-1 (8.1) as a punt returner and 25-316-4 (12.6) as a receiver. Was the leading receiver and returner for the Wolfpack in ’11, logging 46-757-7 (16.5) as a receiver, 17-195-1 (11.5) as a punt returner and 44-986-0 (22.4) as a kickoff returner in 13 games (12 starts). Has 12 career fumbles, including six in ’11.

Positives:

Rare timed speed to stretch the field vertically. Accelerates smoothly with a fluid, elegant stride. Tracks the ball over his shoulder. Has kick-return experience and has shown he can take it the distance. Showed improvement and flashed playmaking ability as a senior. Good character. 

Negatives:

Adequate size and small hands. Has a track build, and durability could be an issue. Marginal functional strength to fight the jam, stay on course, break tackles or battle in traffic. Unpolished route runner. Not a natural catcher and drops have been an issue. Poor ball security (10 fumbles the last two seasons). Straight-linish as a returner. Marginal blocker. Showed he could be contained — held to two catches or fewer six times as a senior. Could require patience grasping a complex NFL playbook.

Summary:

Small-framed, tight-skinned, explosive, “X” receiver and return man with rare, straight-line speed, though he is underdeveloped physically and mentally because of his track background, and might require patience. 


T.J. 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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