With the 13th Pick…by Erin
In what many speculated to be a move to get Texas safety Earl Thomas, and rebuild the team’s depleted backfield, the Eagles traded up 11 spots to to take the 6-foot-1, 268 pound outside linebacker.
Graham, a Detroit native, was the first of two Big Ten players selected in Thursday’s first round. His 138 career tackles and 29.5 sacks for the Wolverines led to him earning 2009 Co-MVP award in the Big Ten Conference. Graham also had a impressive performance in the Senior Bowl, where his five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble earned him the MVP honor.
The Eagles surely have high hopes for Graham and did not want him to slip away as they gave up their No. 24 pick and a third round selection to make sure he would be in Eagle green.
Check back tomorrow to see who the Eagles select with the 5th and 23rd picks in round two.