Maybe Brandon Graham wasn't a first-round bust after all.
After finally getting a chance to start three weeks ago, Graham has thrived for the Philadelphia Eagles. He has four sacks in three games since replacing two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin, who was released last month.
''The opportunity comes when they see you working and see you focused,'' Graham said. ''I was just trying to stay focused, not trying to worry about how many snaps I've played. If we won and I only played one (snap), I'm happy. I just kept at it, kept at it and once my opportunity came, I was going to make sure that, at least, I was ready.''
The Eagles coveted Graham so much they traded three draft picks to move up and select him with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 draft. But Graham had just three sacks in his first two seasons, both shortened by a serious knee injury.
Graham started this year on the bench playing behind Babin, who had 18 sacks last ye...