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Former UCF CB Shaquill Griffin Shines at Combine

Ari Russell



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On Monday the DBs got a chance to show off their various skills at the NFL Scouting Combine. One player who stepped up big time and opened a lot of eyes is former UCF CB Shaquill Griffin. 

The 6’0 190 LB wasn’t even the best defensive player on his team. His twin brother Shaquem actually won the AAC Defensive player of the year. Shaquill was second team all conference. Anyways back to the combine, where Shaquill had one heck of a day on Monday.

His 40 time was 4.38 seconds, which was 4th among CBs. His vertical jump was 38.5, which was 3rd amongst CBs. His broad jump was 11.0 feet, which was tied for second at his position. He finished the cone drill in the top ten. He was 8th in the 20 yard shuttle and 5th in the 60 yard shuttle.

Put it this way, if Griffin wasn’t someone the average fan was familiar with before the combine, they are now if they watched. This was one heck of a day. Considering how much of a freak UConn’s Obi Melifonwu is, and the combine he had it’s hard to think of someone who had a comparable combine. Clearly Griffin’s performance in Indy was special and will likely boost his stock tremendously. It will be interesting to see what the advance scouts say now about this young man and where they project he to be drafted.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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