Shaquem Griffin still hoping for a Combine invitation


Former Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin hasn’t been invited to the Scouting Combine, but he still has high hopes that he’ll be in Indianapolis next month.

Griffin had a good week at the Senior Bowl and said on NFL Network that he’s been told there’s still a chance he’ll get a spot among the 300 or so players who work out for NFL teams at the Combine.

“I plan on making a phone call to the Combine and finding out if I’m invited. The first time I made a phone call, it wasn’t a yes but it wasn’t a no. I was considered under suggestion. So hopefully I did enough this week to solidify my spot,” Griffin said. “It’s going to be a nerve-wracking phone call but hopefully it works out for the best.”

Griffin, who was born with a condition that resulted in his left hand being amputated when he was 4 years old, is an inspiring story. He deserves a Combine invitation, however, not because he is an inspiring story but because he is a good football player. He is likely to receive that invitation next week.