Eagles news: Brandon Graham owned NFL's fifth-best win rate in 2022, Josh Sweat earns favorable mention

A recent mention of Brandon Graham caught us off guard while one of his Eagles understudies, Josh Sweat, earned some kudos of his own.
Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Seeing as how biopics are released constantly, we'd like to try our hand at requesting two. At some point, we have to see one done on Jordan Mailata. Come on. We're talking about a Philadelphia Eagles star left tackle that has the voice of an angel and never played American football prior to 2018, but if we knew we'd get our wish granted, we'd probably wave the magic wand and put a Brandon Graham flick in production too.

Philly traded up to the 13th-overall selection of the 2010 NFL Draft to select B.G. They passed on guys like Earl Thomas, Jason Pierre-Paul, Mike Iupati, and Maurkice Pouncey to land him. Graham's career didn't get off to the same torrid start as those other four, but eventually, the light bulb came on. Here's the best part. He's still going strong, and those other guys are no longer playing football.

The coming Eagles campaign will be Graham's 14th in the NFL (he has often said that he'd like to enjoy 15 NFL seasons). All have been played in the midnight green. He has a tough act to follow after his most recent.

Eagles news: Brandon Graham

It's always fun to see the Eagles earn mentions from national productions. They're brought up on the Pro Football Focus platform often. Some of the mentions are obvious. A few catch us off guard. Here's one that falls in the latter category.

They recently shared a nice write-up on every NFL team's highest-graded player from last season. Who would have thought? B.G. takes that honor home for the Birds.

"Graham played only 474 snaps this season, as the Eagles did a fantastic job of rotating their pass rushers. Plus, it's easy to limit snaps for someone like Graham when you rotate him with Josh Sweat, Haason Reddick and Robert Quinn. But Graham finished the season as the No. 5 edge rusher in the league with a 22.9% win rate (fifth best in the NFL). "

Marcus Mosher, PFF

Sure, arguments can be made that Robert Quinn had little to do with the success of B.G. or the Eagles defense. You get the idea though.

Then again, in fairness, Quinn's sporadic on-field appearances didn't produce much for his personal stat sheet, but he did assist in creating opportunities for teammates. Sometimes, that's how things transpire.

More Eagles news: Pro Football Focus also gives Josh Sweat an honorable mention.

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention this one. PFF's story also mentioned the biggest surprises on each NFL roster.

This feels like a nice opportunity to join Mosher in giving a nice tip of the cap to now-sixth-year Eagle Josh Sweat. Firmly established as one of Philly's top playmakers on the defensive side of the ball, Sweaty continues to impress.

"Sweat was the seventh-highest-graded edge rusher this season, totaling 13 sacks on just 356 pass-rush snaps. He played only 587 snaps this season due to a heavy rotation on the defensive line and was still able to hit double-digit sacks. "

Graham received an overall grade of 89.8 last season. Sweat landed an 86.6. Both notched 11 QB sacks to close the regular season.

In naming the latter, his efforts may surprise the rest of the NFL viewing public, but no Eagles fans are shocked. He's been on the incline for quite some time, and it's nice to see him get the credit he deserves.

Check out some of our other recent Eagles stories as well.