Jimmy Graham's arbitration hearing remains one of the key storylines during this dead period before training camp.

With the New Orleans Saints player arguing he should be paid at a wide receiver-level -- rather than at the tight end level, which yields $5 million less -- players in hybrid roles are interested in how his case turns out.

Rookie tight end Eric Ebron went so far as to say Tuesday that he'd like to change the name of the position from tight end to "joker" or "hybrid" to create a better distinction for primarily pass-catching tight ends.

On Wednesday's edition of NFL AM, Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe chimed in on the chatter.

"I think (Graham) should be the highest-paid tight end," Sharpe said. "I think he should be the first tight end to make $10 million a year, but at the end of the day, look, you are a tight end."

Sharpe -- who ended his 12-year career with 815 receptions for 10,060 yards in an era where the passing game wasn't as prevalent -- said the pay should come into line with production, but the position is still the same.