OWINGS MILLS — The Baltimore Ravens recently conducted a private workout with University of Miami tight end Jimmy Graham. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron oversaw the workout.
Graham is a rangy converted basketball player. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder is like a big wide receiver. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds. He registered a 38 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 10-foot broad jump at the NFL scouting combine.
At his Pro Day workout, Graham bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times.
Graham turned down professional basketball opportunities in Europe to try football last season.
In his lone season playing football for the Hurricanes, he caught 17 passes for 213 yards and five touchdowns.
Although he still has a lot of developing to do in terms of technique, Graham is regarded as an aggressive, willing blocker.
His ability to stretch the field as well as how he can operate as an imposing red-zone target are major pluses.
Graham has been projected as a potential second-round or third round draft target.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.