Saints Tight End Jimmy Graham: Only the Best

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

If there was one Saints player worthy of being called the best in 2013, it's definitely got to be tight end Jimmy Graham.

I was asked by Applebee's to choose and discuss the Saints' best player so far in 2013. I couldn't think of anyone else more deserving than tight end Jimmy Graham, who is having one hell of a season.

After his ridiculous performance last week against the Arizona Cardinals (9 catches for 134 yards and 2 TDs), I noted that Graham is ahead of his record-breaking 2011 pace. Here again is how the numbers compare:


2013

Opponent Receptions Yards Average TD
Falcons 4 45 11.3 1
Buccaneers 10 179 17.9 1
Cardinals 9 134 14.9 2
Totals 23 358 15.6 4

2011

Opponent Receptions Yards Average TD
Packers 4 56 14.0 1
Bears 6 79 13.2 0
Texans 4 100 25.0 1
Totals 14 235 17.4 2



Graham's performance in 2013 is not just impressive for a tight end but for any receiver in general. He currently ranks 5th in the entire league for total catches (23) and 4th overall in total yardage (358).

As fans, I don't think we could possibly ask anything more from Graham. Here's hoping he continues this ridiculous pace against the Dolphins tomorrow on Monday Night Football, and for the rest of the 2013 season.

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