Shaquem Griffin has been proving people wrong for most of his life, and he did it again at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Originally not even selected to attend the annual dog-and-pony show that takes place in Indianapolis, Griffin absolutely astounded with his feats of strength and speed at Lucas Oil Stadium. First, Griffin — a kid who has only one hand — put up 225 pounds on the bench press an incredible 20 times on Saturday. Then on Sunday, he put up one of the fastest 40 times of any player at this year’s combine, and the fastest time by a linebacker since 2003 (watch here). After watching Griffin dominate, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made it clear on Twitter that “the system is broken” if the UCF linebacker isn’t drafted in the first three rounds this upcoming April. It’s really hard to argue with Sherman’s logic here. After all, Griffin was absolutely dominant during his past two seasons for the UCF Knights, racking up 166 tackles, 33.5 of them for a loss, 18.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and, astonishingly enough, two interceptions. He got stronger as games got longer, too, showing unbelievable endurance and an indomitable will to thrive under pressure.
Richard Sherman: ‘System is broken’ if Shaquem Griffin not drafted in first three rounds
Sportsnaut | Mar 4