Which makes selecting a linebacker with one hand quite a tough sell.
He was born with a deformed left hand that was amputated when he was four years old. But it didn't stop Griffin from engaging in a lifetime of sports, and it hasn't stopped him from pursuing his dream of making it to the NFL.
Ten, 11 - this was his personal best. I don't know if any of you were in the weight room today. Griffin impressed again in 2017, recording 72 total tackles (13.5 TFL), 7.5 sack, two forced fumbles, an interception, and a touchdown on his way to helping UCF to an undefeated 13-0 season.
And who's to say he won't get there?
'I could feel the energy from everybody - my adrenaline was going through the roof.
Griffin and his twin brother, Shaquille, both played football for the UCF Knights together.
"That just puts me one step closer to everything I need to accomplish". "I'm definitely going to show everybody". Anything that I can do, I've got to hold myself to a higher standard because it's just that important to everybody. But I did it and competed with everybody else. "On each and every level, I have to prove everybody wrong".
"I said, this thing feels like 135".
He's a jack-of-all-trades defensive player from the University of Central Florida, who became a late invite to the NFL Combine. It motivates me to do more and keep pushing when you've got guys all over the place, the top in the country, and they're proud of me.
The motivation is always there, and so is the inspiration.
Shaquem Griffin's 4.38 came in his first attempt at the 40. "Just from the standpoint of a football evaluator, he's a helluva player". At the end of the day, you have to show people what you can do. "I'm not going to be able to even speak".
Shaquem Griffin's eyes widened as he stepped onto the podium this weekend inside the Indiana Convention Center.
There will be more.
Griffin believes that his story can inspire other kids to achieve.