Denver Broncos bringing in Shaquem Griffin for tryout
The Denver Broncos aren’t hurting at either of the starting outside linebacker spots with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, but that doesn’t stop them from exploring potentially signing other players. That’s exactly what they’re doing.
According to Mike Klis of 9News, the Broncos are hosting former Seahawks pass rusher and special teamer Shaquem Griffin for a tryout at the team’s minicamp.
At this stage of the offseason, there is going to be plenty of roster shuffling. There’s no guarantee that if the team does decide to sign Griffin, that he will be making the team.
If he signs, he will compete with the likes of 2020 seventh-round pick Derrek Tuszka, Andre Mintze, Pita Taumoepenu, and Natrez Patrick.
Originally a fifth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2018 NFL Draft, Griffin joined his brother Shaquil in Seattle and played for the team until he was released in 2020. Shaquil is currently a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Griffin registered just 25 tackles in 46 career games for the Seahawks.
Griffin, 6-feet, 227 pounds, ran a blazing 40-yard dash at 4.38 seconds during the 2018 NFL combine.
During his final two seasons at the University of Central Florida, he recorded 18.5 sacks, including 11.5 in 2016. There’s no doubt that there’s potential with Griffin.
The question is, can the Denver Broncos get something out of Griffin that the Seahawks were unable to get?
According to Pro Football Reference, Griffin blitzed the quarterback a total of 36 times during his three-year stint with the Seahawks. He has a total of one career sack, two quarterback hurries, and five quarterback knockdowns to show for it.
Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome and ended up losing one of his hands at the young age of 4-years old.
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With Von Miller and Bradley Chubb easing back into things (potentially leading into the 2021 season), depth at the outside linebacker position would be a smart move to make for the Denver Broncos. Can the team get more out of Griffin than Seattle did? We’ll find out if they believe that they can if they do sign the 25-year old.