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#pounditFriday, October 30, 2020

UCF LB Shaquem Griffin responds to NFL Combine snub

One of the more dominant defensive players in college football wants to know what else he has to do to receive an invite to the NFL Combine.

The profile of Central Florida’s football program has grown exponentially this season, which was capped off by a victory over Auburn in the Peach Bowl. The Golden Knights finished the season a perfect 13-0. A big part of the team’s success was linebacker Shaquem Griffin.

Griffin was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and registered 62 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks this season as a senior. However, Griffin has yet to receive an invite to this year’s NFL Combine, leading to him wondering on social media what else he has to show.

Griffin has been able to play at an extremely high level despite having his left hand amputated when he was four years old. While that may be playing a role in opinions of him at the next level, it’s hard to diminish what Griffin has accomplished to this point. Check out what he did against Auburn.

UCF largely felt disrespected by the College Football Playoff committee this season, so it’s hardly surprising one of their best players has been overlooked. Griffin has received lots of support in his quest to achieve his NFL dream and deserves every bit of it.

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