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Monday, October 22, 2018

Report: Shaquem Griffin fell in draft over inaccurate 40 time

Shaquem Griffin turned heads everywhere with a 4.38 time in the 40-yard dash, but it turns out that number was reportedly not quite accurate and his draft stock was adjusted accordingly.

Griffin’s original 4.38 time caught the attention of pretty much everyone at the NFL Combine, a time which quickly moved him into the top 100 of many draft boards. However, according to Frank Cooney of NFLDraftScout, the clock started a touch late on Griffin’s 40 run, and his time was closer to 4.58.

Griffin was readjusted down draft boards accordingly, with his time going from elite to merely solid.

None of this stopped Griffin from becoming a fifth-round pick for the Seattle Seahawks, sparking emotional scenes. It’s too bad the 40 time wasn’t quite accurate, but it doesn’t do much to dampen a great story.


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