Saints QB Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton certainly see more in TE Jimmy Graham's future, mainly because of his size, speed and quickness. Graham, who is a tall target like teammate Jeremy Shockey, another former Miami player, has 4.55 speed in the 40 to go with soft hands.
Two of Graham’s three catches Sunday were made with cornerbacks covering him, a definite mismatch in the eyes of Brees and Payton.
“You’re excited to watch a guy like that and to have him be on your team,” Brees said. “I see the opportunities for him continuing to expand as we move forward, and hopefully, he just continues to grasp it at the pace that he has.”