Drew Brees is almost as high on Graham, the third-year tight end out of Miami, as Fantasy Nation is. "Graham only had one full year as a starter. The sky is the limit for this guy," Brees said. 'The good thing about him is that he doesn't necessarily need to be pushed or motivated. He is self-motivated. He is driven. He's got a fire that burns inside of him. But then again, just like I am going to push myself, I'm going to push him as much as I can." Reported by the Associated Press
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Last season, Graham led the Saints in receptions (99), yards receiving (1,310) and touchdown catches (11). An yet, as he heads into his third pro season with more fanfare than at any point in his life, Graham tells reporters he still sees a variety of areas in which he can improve, particularly his blocking. He also wants to run routes better and rack up more yards after the catch. 'I am kind of a perfectionist and I am always looking to get better any way possible,' Graham said. ... Music to the ears of Fantasy owners. Adding to the symphony was teammate Malcolm Jenkins, who claims Graham is already better than last season. 'He's tall, fast and can catch the ball," the veteran safety said. "There are a lot of times where you'll be in perfect position and you just can't stop him, plus the fact that he has Brees as a QB who can put it right where the defensive back can't get it. He's a special player. He's really shown everybody what he's got last year and he's doing better this year. I think his route-running has been crisper. He's understanding defenses and his offense. ...' You will, of course, have to pay for all that. Based on current ADP data
, Graham carries an early second-round price tag (and we suspect his stock will rise as the season draws nearer).