In 2017 the Seattle Seahawks used a third round pick on cornerback Shaquill Griffin, and while he outperformed expectations of a third round rookie, the story of his twin brother, Shaquem Griffin, is amazing. Many Seattle fans loved Shaquem’s story so much that they wanted the team to draft Shaquem in order to reunite the twins in the NFL.
Well, this is certainly how many fans dreamed of this coming to be.
The @Seahawks have drafted @Shaquemgriffin in the fifth-round (no. 141 overall).— Seattle Seahawks (@seahawksPR) April 28, 2018
With the fourth pick in the fourth round of the draft, and the 141st overall pick overall, the team did indeed choose Shaquem, and as many would expect, Seahawks Twitter erupted. This is just a small sampling of the reactions from fans in the immediate aftermath of the pick.
HOSMSAUSHSUSBWUSBSYSBWISNSINE EHDUSNWHE SBE S— Evan Hill (@EvanonHB) April 28, 2018
I’m literally crying god damnit— Evan Hill (@EvanonHB) April 28, 2018
SHAQUEM SHAQUEM SHAQUEM— LIFELONG BLOCKING TE FAN (@zjwhitman) April 28, 2018
lol ESPN going with the hot take that Shaquem's biggest weakness is size and not the hand— LIFELONG BLOCKING TE FAN (@zjwhitman) April 28, 2018
Yessir!!!! @Shaquemgriffin !— Marcus Smith II (@MarcusSmithII) April 28, 2018
There are tears here in #Seahawks headquarters minutes after they drafted Shaquem Griffin, reuniting him with twin brother Shaquill in Seattle and making Shaquem the first one-handed player drafted into modern NFL. @thenewstribune— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) April 28, 2018
shaquem griffin is the definition of gritty— Danny Kelly (@DannyBKelly) April 28, 2018
LEGION OF GRIFFINS— Alistair Corp (@alistaircorp) April 28, 2018
How cool is this? The #Seahawks unite the Griffin Brothers. At No. 141, they take Shaquem Griffin from #UCF to go with his brother Shaquill. Love it.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2018
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) April 28, 2018
This will be a very popular pick in the Pacific Northwest, especially with the Griffin brothers as they reunite in Seattle's defense. https://t.co/dRtMRBesd6— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) April 28, 2018
And the Seahawks take Shaquem Griffin with the 141st pick, and he gets to play with his brother Shaquil. Awesome.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 28, 2018
Reunited! #Seahawks indeed select Shaquem Griffin, LB, Central Florida, twin brother of SEA starting CB Shaquill Griffin, with their first of four picks in the fifth round of the #NFLDraft. @thenewstribune— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) April 28, 2018
Seahawks were always the team that did the most work on @Shaquemgriffin and he gets to join his brother in Seattle— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 28, 2018
YEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH— Chris (@30AcreFortress) April 28, 2018
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) April 28, 2018
Seahawks are taking National Champion Shaquem Griffin, UCF with #141 pick. #NFLDraft— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 28, 2018
The team itself even got into the celebratory action following the pick, when it posted the followed GIF of the Griffin brothers doing a celebratory dance during one of their games together at Central Florida.