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Draft Scout Shaquem Griffin News
03/29/18 - LB Shaquem Griffin, the Central Florida player who turned in a dazzling performance at the Combine despite playing with one hand due to a birth defect, received an invite to the NFL Draft and plans to attend, the NFL Network reported Thursday. While he is not expected to be a high draft pick -- NFLDraftScout.com ranks Griffin No. 8 among outside linebackers -- Griffin's inspirational story certainly played a part in the NFL's decision to bring him to Arlington, Texas, for the draft (April 26-28). The 6-foot, 222-pound Griffin was named the American Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year and helped lead UCF to an undefeated season.
03/06/18 - 2018 NFL Combine Winners: Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCF...Griffin was the story of the 2018 Scouting Combine. At 227 pounds, he ran a 4.38 40-yard dash, adding 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench and a 9-feet-9 broad jump. Griffin, who had his left hand amputated at the age of 4, has surpassed expectations most of his life and the Combine wasn't any different. Talking to scouts after the Senior Bowl, most projections for the UCF linebacker were fourth or fifth round, but a spot in the top 100 picks is now possible. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/04/18 - LB Shaquem Griffin's inspirational story added yet another chapter Sunday when the 6-foot-1, 227-pounder from Central Florida was clocked at a staggering 4.38 seconds in his first running of the 40-yard dash -- one day after using a prosthetic on his amputated left hand to record 20 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench press. NFL Network host Rich Eisen said the unofficial time of 4.38 was the fastest time for a linebacker since at least 2003. Although Griffin's second attempt at the 40 was unofficially clocked at 4.58, he remains the feel-good story of the Combine. Despite winning the American Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year for UCF (the only undefeated FBS team in the country last season), Griffin was not even among the initial 300-plus players invited to the Combine. He received a late call-up only after wowing scouts at the Senior Bowl.
02/28/18 - 2018 NFL Combine Quotes: Thoughts on Shaq Griffen and his NFL potential? "You have to admire the type of success he's had already with that impairment. But I think when you look at certain players like that, there is something to be said for what is in their heart. It's something you'd have to talk to the trainers about and see what his restrictions would be moving forward. Again, putting players in a position to succeed, that would be a key - can he do the things we ask him to do?" - Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim
02/28/18 - 2018 NFL Combine Quotes: Shaquem Griffin from UCF a hard evaluation playing with one hand? "Very unique player. I haven't had an opportunity to meet him yet, but outstanding kid. He's very exciting to watch on film because he just plays with his heart, with passion, and he gives you everything he has on every snap. I don't think that should be a factor, just because he's shown he can be productive at a high level against some high-level competition. I think each team will make that determination, but we think he's a heck of a football player and that won't be a factor for us." - Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman