Thursday, August 29, 2013
#NFLRank: Jimmy Graham at No. 11
By Pat Yasinskas
The latest installment of #NFLRank is out and the list includes players ranked from No. 11 through No. 20 on both offense and defense.
As you might expect, there are no New Orleans defensive players on the list. But the Saints are represented by one offensive player.
That’s tight end Jimmy Graham, who came in at No. 11.
ESPN Stats & Information: Graham has been targeted 286 times over the past two seasons, tops among tight ends. Graham leads tight ends with 2,292 receiving yards over that span and has 20 touchdowns, second at his position behind Rob Gronkowski.
Yasinskas comment: Gronkowski’s been dealing with some health issues. Graham is healthy after playing most of last year with a wrist injury. That’s why I think this is the year Graham emerges as the NFL’s best tight end.