UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin had to wait all the way until the 5th round of the NFL Draft to hear his name called, but it was well worth the wait.
Griffin, who dominated in college despite having his left hand amputated due to a childhood genetic disorder, received the call from Seattle GM John Schneider informing him that Seattle was taking him with the 141st pick. The selection also meant Shaquem would be reunited with his brother Shaquill, who just finished his rookie year for the Hawks. Pete Carroll also jumped on to give his congrats.
Shaquem’s raw emotion on the call is about as pure of a moment as it gets. If you don’t get emotional watching this you don’t have a soul. Moments like these are why we love the draft.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 28, 2018