Pair of Birds Defenders Land On PFF All-Decade Top 101
On Monday, Pro Football Focus began their All-Decade Top 101 list and one Eagles player (as well as a former play) made the portion of the list between 101 and 74.
On Tuesday, they released the second part, featuring two more Eagles.
With 49-25 being released on Wednesday, the Birds were once again represented on the lines.
The Eagles also landed their first defenders on the list.
PFF states that Graham has had a higher pressure rate on quarterbacks of the past 10 seasons than all but two other defensive ends.
Part of the reason that his career seemed to develop so slowly was that his raw numbers are not all too impressive, even if he is in the backfield every other play.
PFF has been a big proponent of Graham because of his ability to force rushed and/or bad throws or force the QB/RB into another defender with the pressure he creates, even if it doesn't result in a great stat line for Graham.
He is the epitome of a star player who doesn't put up the numbers that would make him a star, but whose presence makes the average players around him look like stars and the stars around him look elite.
Paul Bowman is an Eagles contributor for 97.3 ESPN and Eagles editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @PhillyBallPaul.