Here’s Pro Football Focus’ take:
Graham flies under the radar among the NFL’s top defenders, because he has only totaled 33 sacks across his seven seasons, with no more than seven in a given year. But Graham is a more complete package than a sack machine — he pressured quarterbacks 83 times in the regular season, the second-highest total in the league. If he can up his sack numbers even a little, he’ll start to be discussed among the league’s elite.
Why him? After a QB, arguably the next most impactful position on the field is a pass-rusher. Graham may never rack up a high sack total, but his consistent pressure is nearly unmatched. Graham is in the prime of his career coming off his best season yet, accumulating 75 total pressures from the defense’s left side in 400 pass-rush snaps for a 14.4 pass-rushing productivity — the most pressures from the left among all edge rushers. There is incredible value to beating up on the subpar right tackles in the NFL today and effecting the QB even if it isn’t necessarily a sack: