Seahawks draft Shaquem Griffin, twin brother of Shaquill Griffin

by Olga Hunt April 30, 2018, 11:10
Seahawks draft Shaquem Griffin, twin brother of Shaquill Griffin

Shaquem has been playing football since he was a kid, even though a congenital birth defect left him with just one functioning hand since age 4.

On Saturday, Carroll and GM John Schneider spent the 141st overall selection in the National Football League draft on linebacker Shaquem Griffin.

This milestone is very special to Griffin as he will be playing side-by-side with his twin brother Shaquill Griffin who was drafted by the Seahawks as a third-round draft pick past year and is now the team's cornerback.

Griffin, who actually attended the draft despite knowing he might not be picked until Saturday, said during the process that he would love to land with Seattle and he could see the "Legion of Boom" being replaced by the "Legion of Griffins".

"It was literally like a dream, like I was actually imagining stuff and it just started happening", Griffin said in a conference call with reporters after Saturday's selection. "I didn't know what to say".

As for his health, "I'm ready to go right now". "I'm glad they made this happen".

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Despite being regarded as the best defensive player in the AAC on an undefeated Central Florida squad, Griffin was not initially among the 300 or so players invited to the Combine. He was the American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year in 2016 and the MVP of UCF's Peach Bowl victory against Auburn last season when UCF went 13-0.

Griffin finished his previous year at UCF with 74 combined tackles, 7.0 sacks, and one interception. The two brothers said they had a friendly wager on that, and older brother - Shaq was born a mere one minute before Shaquem - will win that bet. He also bench pressed 225 pounds (100 kilograms) 20 times, using a prosthetic hand to complete the exercise.

The Los Angeles Rams continue to see a lot of twists and turns in the NFC West, with the latest being the selection of Shaquem Griffin from UCF heading to the Seattle Seahawks.

Griffin's college coach Scott Frost tweeted "About time", after the pick was made.

The linebacker received a standing ovation from the crowd in AT&T Stadium in Dallas, where the draft was taking place, when the Seahawks presented him.

"People doubt me on every single level, every single stage".


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