Found May 22, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham told the media on Tuesday that he’s a “bust,” and the criticism that he’s received has motivated him to prove people wrong.

At least Graham isn’t in denial that he’s completely under achieved after being drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft.

The 24 year-old Graham only played in three games this past season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee before the 2011 season.  This season he has to prove that he’s healthy and ready to contribute in a big way on the field.


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