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Raymond Graham, RB

School: Pittsburgh  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 199 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
40329-

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.682.671.7018 32 1/29'4"4.217.17
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Fast athlete who could be a big-play threat on special teams, although he hasn't performed in that capacity since his sophomore season. Impressive lateral agility, burst and vision. Can lower his pads and finish runs too, picking up tough yards after contact.

WEAKNESSES: ACL injury in 2011 will require medical evaluation, although Graham logged 222 carries in 2012. He showed explosiveness at times, but didn't run the same he did before the injury. Undersized back who will struggle to carry a lead back role in the NFL. Graham will dance and spend too much time looking for the home run.

COMPARES TO: LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles - Graham's lateral burst and ability to make fluid jump cuts are very reminiscent of McCoy when he starred at Pitt.

--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang

Player Overview

Despite sharing the workload early in his career, Graham was a standout whenever he was on the field for Pittsburgh.

Given the opportunity to serve as the bell-cow back in 2011, Graham started off like no back in Pitt history. He rushed for 734 yards in his first five games, eclipsing records set by LeSean McCoy and Tony Dorsett (among others) along the way and leading the entire country in rushing yards before suffering an ACL injury against Connecticut.

Isaac Bennett was expected to push Graham for playing time in 2012, but Graham responded with his second consecutive first-team All-Big East season. He finished the season with 1,042 yards on 222 attempts (4.7-yard average) and 11 touchdowns on the ground, while adding 36 receptions for 340 yards and two more scores.

While undersized and with an ACL injury in his background, Graham has demonstrated the impressive lateral agility, burst and vision that has led other Pitt backs before him to produce at a high level on both the college and pro stage.

While there are still questions about whether or not he has regained his 2011 form, Graham has been steadily repairing his draft stock.

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04/08/2013 - 2013 Pittsburgh Pro Day: Representatives from 20 NFL teams - including the running backs coaches from the New England Patriots, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers - gathered at Pittsburgh's pro day on March 6, where 12 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Ray Graham, RB (5-foot-9, 197 pounds) - Graham - who was at the NFL Scouting Combine - ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.72 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.21 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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