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Matt Burke says Brandon Graham has been playing at…

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One thing that separates the Philadelphia Eagles from other teams around the league is the culture built on the backs of head coach Doug Pederson and players like Brandon Graham.

Drafted by the Eagles at No. 13 in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Graham has built himself into one of the NFL’s top edge defenders, playing the pass and the run with equal intensity.

The 2020 version of Graham could be his best as an Eagle and he’s on pace to finally eclipse 10 sacks in a season, a stat line that’s avoided the defensive end since he entered the league out of Michigan.

His play at defensive end hasn’t gone unnoticed, and on Tuesday, defensive line coach Matt Burke called Graham an “elite” player who has constantly been “overlooked.”

According to NJ.com, the Eagles pass rush rotation has left him fresh, while his new diet has also played a huge role.

“I think just really taking on my nutrition this year more serious than I ever have,” Graham said. “The body is feeling really good right now. I feel fast. Then with our rotation, that is helping a lot … because in that fourth quarter when you need a play, I feel like you know I felt in the first quarter.”

Graham currently has six sacks on the season and he’s on pace for 13.5 sacks this year, despite only topping 9.5 sacks once in his previous 10 seasons.

Through seven games, Graham has 21 tackles (nine for loss), six sacks, 10 quarterback hits, and a forced fumble for the first-place Eagles.

Eagles D-line coach on Brandon Graham playing at an ‘elite level’ and getting overlooked



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