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NFL Draft Results: Seahawks select Shaquem Griffin in round 5

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With the 141st pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have selected linebacker Shaquem Griffin, linebacker out of UCF.

The selection of Griffin is a dream come true for many Seahawks fans who were hoping to pair him with twin brother Shaquill, Seattle’s third round pick in 2017. It’s a feel good story all around for the Seahawks and the Griffin brothers.

Griffin is 6’, 227 lbs, and while his right arm is 32.2”, Griffin had his left hand amputated as a small child. He played football and excelled regardless, winning the AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016. Griffin starred at the combine, running a 4.38 40-yard dash


Griffin’s physical limitation should be discussed as it pertains to areas like tackle disengagement and consistency of finishing, but his instincts, play speed and technique have all been major factors in helping him thrive at his position. His upfield burst as an edge blitzer and his range as a tackler are two strengths that NFL teams could capitalize on. Griffin could hear his name on day three of the draft, but if not, his competitive spirit and playmaking talent give him a shot to make a roster at some point in his career.

Here is what the Seahawks have done so far:

27. Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

Selection announcement

Twitter Reacts

Highlight reel

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The Rashaad Penny contract

Rashaad Penny poised to graduate, tested for grit

79. Rasheem Green, DL, USC

Selection announcement

Twitter Reacts

Rasheem Green highlight reel

How will Rasheem Green fit on the Seahawks?

120. Will Dissly, TE, Washington

Selection announcement

How does Dissly fit on the Seahawks?

141. Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCB

Selection announcement

Shaquill opted to play with Shaquem over other offers

What to call the reunited brothers Griffin

5 reasons to be excited about the Seahawks drafting Shaquem

Twitter Reacts

146. Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State

Selection announcement

149. Michael Dickson, P, Texas

Selection announcement

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168. Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State

Selection announcement

186. Jake Martin, EDGE, Temple

Selection announcement

220. Alex McGough, QB, Florida International

Selection announcement


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