Graham hopes to show Eagles he was worth pick




BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Brandon Graham has a third chance to prove he's not a first-round bust.

The Philadelphia Eagles coveted Graham so much they traded three draft picks to move up and select him with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Graham, a defensive end, has all of three sacks in two seasons.

Now, he enters Year 3.

Maybe the third time really will be the charm for Graham. After all, it's time to prove he was worth that investment.

"Brandon has a chip on his shoulder," defensive coordinator Juan Castillo said. "He came back in great shape. He's a competitor, man. He's being challenged and he worked his butt off this offseason. When you look into his eyes, you can see that there's a fire there. I guess maybe he wants to prove (everyone) wrong. I'm excited to watch him play."

Graham will have an opportunity to show what he can do right away. He's practicing with the No. 1 unit because of injuries to starting defensive ends Jason Babin and Trent Cole.