Ray Graham stood out at East-West Shrine Game practice

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The East-West Shrine game is today, but Pitt running back Ray Graham has already made an impression earlier this week.

Graham impressed in practices according to SB Nation's Alfie Crow, who's been covering them earlier this week:

Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh: The Panthers running back is clearly the best back in St. Petersburg and continues to play well each day. Graham's career at Pitt was up and down but he looks like he can contribute to an NFL team right away as at least a third-down or change of pace back. He routinely pulls away from defenders and gets down the football field.

Graham's definitely capable of playing on Sundays. In what capacity isn't really known yet. I'm not sure he's an every-down back yet, but think that potential could be there. The big question, of course, is going to be his health. It took him a little while to get up to speed this year, but he finally did get there. The problem he may have when it comes to the draft is the willingness of other teams to take a chance on him. Someone will, but it's a big question mark right now.

The game will be on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. on the NFL Network.

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