UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin continues to inspire at the NFL Combine. After bench pressing 225 pounds 20 times on Saturday, Griffin tackled the 40-yard dash and finished with an unofficial time of 4.38. NFL's Twitter account pointed out that's the fastest time since 2003 for a linebacker.
Griffin, who had his left hand amputated when he was four because of a birth defect, is clearly using the Combine to prove he's a star, and many have taken notice. Here are some reactions from commentators and NFL stars.
Shaquem Griffin killing it.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) 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
Shaquem Griffin was flying 😳😳 he 4.38 lol he not messing around!!!— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) March 4, 2018
How in the hell did Shaq Griffin not get an invite to the combine originally?— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) March 4, 2018
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll dug it, too.
Pete Carroll’s reaction to Shaquem Griffin’s 4.38 pic.twitter.com/YH3SwMcfLS— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) March 4, 2018