There shouldn’t be any Shaquem Griffin doubters remaining, but just in case the linebacker is using every opportunity to silence his critics.
On Saturday at the NFL scouting combine, the amputee from UCF wowed scouts by putting up 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. For his next trick on Sunday he set the fastest 40-yard dash by linebacker — destroying the rest of the field with a time of 4.38 seconds.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) March 4, 2018
Stunning doesn’t begin to describe what we’re seeing from Griffin, who has captivated the the pro football world.
Shaquem Griffin was flying he 4.38 lol he not messing around!!!
— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) March 4, 2018
UCF LB Shaquem Griffin…4.38 40. Find a role for him. Nickel LB/S, edge rusher, special teams. He’s going to make an impact.
— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) March 4, 2018
If Shaquem isn’t picked in the top 2 rounds is some in the game.
— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) March 4, 2018
Yesterday, I asked Griffin what he was going to run and he replied, “what do you think is fast?” I said, “For a linebacker, 4.60.” He replied, “I didn’t say linebacker, I said what do you think is fast.” Now I know what he meant. 438!!
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 4, 2018
— NFL (@NFL) March 4, 2018
#UCF LB Shaquem Griffin with an unofficial 4.38 40! WOW. That this dude wasn’t initially invited to the combine is ludicrous.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 4, 2018
that boy moving
— Denzel Perryman (@D_Perryman52) March 4, 2018
Wow griffin blazing
— Travis Benjamin (@TravisBenjamin3) March 4, 2018
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) March 4, 2018
Checked with 3 scouts on the unofficial time for Shaquem Griffin. Two had 4.38 and one had 4.40. So, it’s legit.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2018
Shaquem Griffin killing it.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 4, 2018
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 4, 2018
It’s time to stop talking about what Griffin can’t do because apparently there isn’t much at all on that list. Instead let’s look at what Griffin is, a natural athlete who deserves a shot at playing alongside the best football has to offer.
To be fair, we didn’t need a combine to tell us that.
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