Shaquem Griffin continues to silence doubters at National Football League combine

Watch Shaquem Griffin Do 20 Reps On Bench Press With Prosthetic Hand

The NFL Scouting Combine nearly didn't invite former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin to Indianapolis.

Former UCF linebacker Shaqeum Griffin is competing for a job in the National Football League just like everybody else at the combine. That's the fastest time ever by linebacker at the combine.

It's the same time his brother Shaquill, who plays cornerback, posted before being drafted in the third round by the Seahawks past year and a NFL Network video showing the two Griffins running at the same time showed that Shaquem was slightly behind when they hit the tape. Griffin not only played in the game, but had the game-clinching interception.

Shaquem Griffin knew he could blow it up.

First, let's start with the obvious.

Shaquem Griffin had to beg for an invitation to the NFL Combine.

Griffin, a linebacker from the University of Central Florida, is attempting to make his way into the professional ranks despite losing his lower left arm aged four to pre-natal condition Amniotic Band Syndrome.

Scouts will raise questions about his ability to wrap and tackle and disengage from blocks.

"That's just one step closer to everything I need to accomplish, " Griffin said.

Shaquem easily could have struggled to know that the college he was recruited to only wanted him for his brother but instead ceased the opportunity and proved why he belonged. It didn't stop him from being named the American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year.

"My goal was six", Griffin said. He's also a high-effort, punishing hitter. But he doesn't use it when he plays football.

"I nearly got choked up watching that", NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. Ian Rappaport said on NFL Network that Griffin may have crept himself into the fourth-round range. Griffin can dissect a play so quickly that he is often disrupting it in the backfield before it can really get going.

His brother Shaquill - on his own draft profile - was compared to LaDarius Gunter. For context, Kevin King and Damarious Randall were given ratings of 41 and 70.9, respectively. He certainly backed it up with his testing drills and coverage drills.

The value is there for the Packers if they choose to draft Griffin.

The Packers have two fourth-round picks, three fifth-round picks and 12 picks total.

Washington's Vita Vea, a 347-pound defensive tackle, finished second overall in Saturday's bench press with 41 repetitions.

And who's to say he won't get there? I still have the feet for it, and that's why I was able to be at the Senior Bowl and move and progress at each and every position.

Here are five takeaways for the Raiders after Sunday's workouts at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. And we have no doubt he'll thrive at the professional level, too.

The linebacker out of Virginia Tech is only 19 years old but has been touted as the top linebacker prospect in this year's draft. Tyrann Mathieu comes to mind. They also talked about how he could come off the edge and be a great third-down sub for a team who's scheme that would fit. They have a handful of big names on the team, but quarterback Philip Rivers isn't getting any younger.



Latest news

Weekend box office: Red Sparrow can't catch Black Panther
Also it's been significantly underestimated the last two weekends, so the actual figure will likely be a couple million higher. Jordan broke multiple box office records too, stealing the record for the largest opening for an African-American director.

Oscars 2018: Watch Kobe Bryant's animated short film, Dear Basketball
Bryant was later arrested on felony charges , though the case was dropped after his accuser was unwilling to testify. They welcomed their third child in 2016.

Trump slams Sessions' announcement of IG probe into FISA abuse as "disgraceful"
Some even speculated Trump crafted the tweet after being counseled by someone outside of the administration. Sessions rarely stands up in public to criticism from his boss.

WildCard Predicts: UFC 222 (Cris Cyborg VS Yana Kunitskaya)
The odds were stacked against UFC 222 from the beginning, and now the top of betting boards across the valley reflect as much. Yana Kunitskaya in a female featherweight title bout will serve as the headliner while Frankie Edgar vs.

Other news