For a former first-round pick, it hasn’t been the easiest road for Graham. Injury hit hard early in his career, and a succession of different schemes saw him sitting behind established veterans waiting for his chance. Even his starting season a year ago almost never happened.
“Chip [Kelly] was going to let me go at one point, because he liked another guy, Travis Long, over me. And Travis got hurt last preseason game, and I stayed and balled out and I became the starter—and the rest is history.”