After impressing with 20 reps of 225 pounds during the bench press, the one-handed linebacker turned even more heads during the 40-yard dash. On Sunday, the former AAC Defensive Player of the Year impressed further by running the 40-yard dash with a now unofficial time of 4.38.
A former safety who made a very successful transition to the linebacker position, Griffin flies around the field and as we saw at the 2018 Senior Bowl, he is absolutely one of the most high effort, high intensity players you could ask for.
Griffin was born with a condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome and his hand was underdeveloped at birth and was amputated when he was just 4 years old, the Daily Mail reported.
If he is drafted, Griffin would be the first one-handed player in the National Football League in the modern era. "If I feel this good doing the bench press, I can't wait to see how I am tomorrow". The only knock against him is that he only has one hand.
Why not? It didn't last long because his first run only took him 4.38 seconds to fly through it.
Griffin also plans to run through defensive back drills Sunday afternoon.
Since he was a kid, people have been looking at the stub on the end of Griffin's left arm and seeing what he can't do rather than what he can.
"People didn't think I'd be able to do it". In two years with the Golden Knights, griffin posted 166 total tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. If I drop the ball, it's because I have one hand, not because of anything else, even if people with two hands drop the ball. I don't know if any of you were in the weight room today. I want to show National Football League teams that, whatever you need help at, I'm the player. I couldn't believe he got the late invite here.
Griffin, generally projected as a Day Three draft pick, measured in at 6-foot-1, 227 pounds at the Combine.