The Eagles shifted from a 4-3 look to the 3-4 scheme preferred by defensive coordinator Bill Davis this season, a move that forced Brandon Graham to go from defensive end to outside linebacker.
Graham played a little more than a quarter of the snaps on defense during the regular season and finished the year with four sacks and added another in last Saturday’s loss to the Saints. That’s left Graham, a 2010 first-round pick, feeling like he has “pretty good film out there,” although the fact that he never quite shook the look of a defensive end playing linebacker made him agree that he’ll “probably end up in a 4-3 my next go-round.”
If that sounds like Graham’s thinking about changing teams, it’s because he wants to move up to the starting lineup in 2014 whether it happens in Philly or somewhere else.
“I’m not saying I want to go anywhere else, but I do want to be a starter,” Graham said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “If that works out here, it works out here. If not, it doesn’t. But I will be playing somewhere.”
Graham is signed for two more years, he’s set to make $1.6705 million, but the Eagles will likely be looking for a little more pass rush off the edge after tying the Cowboys for the lowest sack percentage in the NFL during the 2013 season. If they find it, Graham may be on the move.