Draft Scout Snapshot:HIGH RISER: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #25 TE, #465/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…Former UM basketball star who joins the football team for the 2009 season as a tight end ... Big, physical athlete who was one of only eight players in UM history with 100 or more career blocks ... Helped the Miami basketball program to back-to-back postseason appearances (NCAA Tournament in 2008 and NIT in 2009) ... Earned a Business degree with a double major in Marketing and Management last May...BASKETBALL: 2008-09: Ranked eighth in UM history with 104 career blocks -- fourth best in the ACC among active career leaders ... Eighth player in UM history with 100 or more blocks in his career ... Tied for 10th in program history with 120 career games played ... Against ACC teams, ranked 11th with 6.4 rebounds and tied for ninth in both defensive rebounds (4.6) and blocked shots (1.3) ... Started nine of 30 games for the Hurricanes and 4.0 points per game and 5.9 rebounds while finishing with a team-high 36 blocks.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Saints' picks: Round 3/95 -- Jimmy Graham, TE, 6-6, 259, Miami (Fla.): As a college basketball player for three years, he's a project. But the Saints like his 4.50 speed, 38 1/2-inch vertical leap and the fact he had five TDs on only 17 receptions last year. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Jimmy Graham News
01/11/13 - TE Jimmy Graham's numbers from the 2011 season went down, mainly because he had 13 dropped passes, but he still recorded a team-high 85 receptions and also had 982 yards and nine TDs. He struggled early in the season with an ankle injury and most of the year with a wrist injury, so the Saints are confident he'll come back strong in 2013.
12/28/12 - TE Jimmy Graham again practiced fully Thursday despite wrist and finger injuries, but will play against the Panthers.
12/27/12 - TE Jimmy Graham practiced fully Wednesday despite wrist and finger injuries, but should play Sunday against the Panthers.
12/21/12 - TE Jimmy Graham, who has been bothered by a wrist injury, had full participation on Thursday as he did Wednesday and should play Sunday.
10/29/12 - TE Jimmy Graham, who missed the Saints' last game with a sprained right ankle, started Sunday night against the Denver Broncos.