Everson GriffenHt/Wt: 6-3/265 lbs
Everson Griffen's Player ProfileUSC faces an offseason of uncertainty at several key pieces of their organization—besides Coach Pete Carroll’s surprising departure.
Damian Williams and Joe McKnight will join Griffen’s defensive teammate—and probable first rounder—Taylor Mays in the 2010 NFL draft. While he may not have the same level of name recognition as the other aforementioned Trojans, he might make the biggest impact early on.
It’s not that Griffen snuck up on the draft pundits’ big board—he was often held to the type of expectations fit for a perennial Top-5 pick. However, he quite possibly could provide excellent value late in the 1st or early 2nd round.
The key to his game is speed and quickness and a lot of it although he can definitely lay out a running back or quarterback with the best of them. Several people claim to have timed him in the sub-4.5 range which would make him, well, kind of a freak. A player his size running that fast is almost unheard of.
With eight sacks this season the Arizona native earned a second team All Pac-10 nomination. Griffen has relied on purely speed and spurts of a powerful bull rush to wreck havoc in the backfield. To truly succeed in the NFL, he will have to add at least two more dependable pass-rush moves to his repertoire.
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