Longmuir threw his support behind his associate, claiming a decade's worth of experience would not go astray as senior coaching vacancies present themselves.
"I think he is (ready), absolutely,” Longmuir said on 3AW..
"He’s a really mature person, he’s had some really good experiences across his playing and coaching career that make him a good coach.
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Graham joined the Dockers at the end of 2021 as a forward line assistant coach, after five seasons at the West Coast Eagles as a forward coach (2017-2019) and then a backline coach (2020 & 2021). He took charge as West Coast's senior coach for one game in 2018 when Adam Simpson was unavailable.
Graham began his coaching journey with St Kilda as a development coach in 2012 and 2013, before becoming senior coach of East Perth in the WAFL in 2016.
Longmuir said Graham's experience made him an ideal suitor for other opportunities, backing him to pursue the right post if it presents itself.
"From my end, he is ready to go, he’s a bit like me when I was in that situation that you just have to wait for the right opportunity to present itself," Longmuir continued.
"But he’s got my backing if he wishes to explore any of those options."
If Essendon wish to include diligently experienced assistant coaches, yet untried head coaches, in their coaching search, Graham is said to be a strong candidate alongside other reported contenders Adem Yze and Daniel Giansiracusa.
Although, Graham's current focus will be squarely on the Dockers' sudden death semi-final with Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday night.