New Orleans Saints: Ranking the 3 best third-round picks in the last decade
Jimmy Graham: 2010, #95 Overall
Jimmy Graham is a 6-foot-7 tight end who was drafted 95th overall by the New Orleans Saints. Graham came out of the University of Miami back in 2010.
Graham, a soon to be retiree of this list, played great in his five-year tenure with the Saints, racking up 386 receptions, 4,752 receiving yards, and 51 touchdowns. Graham was also very good at moving the sticks, accumulating 269 first downs.
Graham remains as one of the best tight ends in Saints’ history due to numerous records and milestones he holds. Graham has attended five Pro Bowls in his career. He was a member of the Saints for three of his trips.
Graham was a second-team All-Pro in 2011 and a first-team All-Pro in 2013. In 2013, Jimmy Graham led the NFL in receiving touchdowns and has been known as one of the better goal line receivers in NFL history.
Due to contract controversy, the Saints ended up trading Graham to the Seattle Seahawks where Graham never really reached the same success as he had in New Orleans.
Graham was an absolute beast and an elite playmaker during his time in the big easy and deserves to be ranked third on my list.