10. Jimmy Graham– In the four years of The Daily Blitz’s top ten players list, a tight end has never been in the top ten and that seems to be the position that’s talked about so much today. Gronk and Vernon Davis are great but there’s only one Jimmy Graham. He kicks off the list and comes in as my tenth best player in the game today. He’s an extremely dominant tight end and when you get him involved in the game early, there is no stopping him. He’s simply too big for any defensive back, linebacker or safety that tries to defend him. He has great speed, good footwork, good size and agility and he can go up to his highest point and catch the football. For a tight end, he has very rare versatility. Sean Payton uses Jimmy in a variety of ways. He can be used in the backfield and Drew will get him the ball in the flat, he can be used in the slot which you don’t see too much these days with tight ends and he can even play on the outside where a wide receiver would line up. No matter where he is on the football field, he’s effective. Anytime we’ve spoken about the Saints offense, it’s always been said that Drew doesn’t have a go to guy. I think we can all say that Jimmy Graham is his number one option.
A Saint Makes His Debut.