For all of T.J. Graham's blazing speed, the Buffalo Bills rookie receiver's true strength might be a self-confidence shaped out of handling adversity.
His self-assurance was evident during the Bills' rookie minicamp this weekend, when the third-round pick out of North Carolina State provided a simple answer to what numerous NFL draft publications might have missed in dismissing his potential.
''Me,'' Graham said.
Bold as the response was, Graham wouldn't apologize for expressing confidence.
It comes from overcoming the turmoil of his life being turned upside down after his father Trevor Graham's career as an elite track coach came to a stunning halt as a result of his connection to the BALCO performance-enhancing drug scandal last decade.
T.J. - or Trevor Junior - said he grew from that experience.