Chicago Bears: Earth-shattering UCF OLB Shaquem Griffin is a ideal fit

Chicago Bears: Earth-shattering UCF OLB Shaquem Griffin is a ideal fit

This wasn't his brother spotting him - the one who he was sure used to surreptitiously help him - but this new spotter was hyping him up and the crowd joined in as did his fellow linebacker prospects.

Throw that thought out the window, though, after Shaquem Griffin continued his lighting-up of the Combine on Sunday with a spectacular 4.38 time in the 40 on Sunday morning, by far the fastest of any linebacker here, and according to the National Football League the fastest of any linebacker since 2003 (watch it here). He's now a near-lock to be drafted. "It felt good to throw up 20 and show him that I can do way more than five".

"I nearly got choked up watching that", NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said.

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"I don't have to be the guy who just [rushes] the quarterback", Griffin said. It motivates me to do more and keep pushing when you've got guys all over the place, the top in the country, and they're proud of me.

Griffin received a loud ovation from the fans in attendance for his feat Saturday, which bested each of the 10 offensive linemen who did their bench presses Friday.

Over the last several months, former Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin has been making headlines in the sports world, and that will not be changing anytime soon.

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Are you kidding me?

It's no longer a matter of whether Shaquem Griffin will become the first one-handed player to be selected in the National Football League draft. But his intangibles appear to be off-the-charts, and after his combine showing he could put himself into the Day 2 conversation as a versatile defensive piece that would fit well in today's NFL. "That was an unbelievable feeling, and it makes you enjoy it that much more". "If you want me to be a kicker or a punter, I'll just get a good stretch and I'll kick the ball, too". I got a few interceptions against some slots.

Saturday afternoon at the Indianapolis Convention Center Griffin put on one of the most inspirational and impressive performances ever seen. At the end of the day, you have to show people what you can do. "I was ready to go".

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