UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin has been the biggest story of this year’s Scouting Combine, not just because he’s an inspirational player who overcame having his hand amputated at age 4, but because he had an outstanding workout that removed any doubt about whether he’s an NFL-caliber athlete.
Griffin himself, however, is not satisfied.
On NFL Network, Griffin said that after his impressive 4.38-second 40-yard dash, he started suffering from cramps that affected him for the rest of his workout. He believes he’ll put on a better showing at UCF’s Pro Day, and he’ll be working out with his twin brother, Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, to get ready.
“After the 40 I started cramping up pretty bad so through the drills it wasn’t up to my expectations. That’s why I feel the Pro Day, when I’m training with my brother, he’s going to be my coach for the month until my Pro Day, I can show what I can do in those drills at 100 percent,” Griffin said.
Griffin was taken aback by how many people from around the NFL have contacted him to tell him they were impressed with his performance. But he thinks they’re going to be even more impressed the next time he works out.