One of the most compelling storylines of the 2018 NFL Draft surrounds former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who is without his left hand due to an amputation he underwent at four years of age.
A remarkable story, Griffin was selected in the fifth round and 141st overall by the Seattle Seahawks. Just watch his reaction.
Is it dusty in here? pic.twitter.com/tlOAZMRzu5
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 28, 2018
Pure emotion. Here is his interview with ESPN following getting picked.
"I couldn't breathe … I was trying to get the words out but I couldn't talk." pic.twitter.com/xxptq4vFb5
— ESPN (@espn) April 28, 2018
There are a lot of boring storylines in the world of sports today. This is certainly not one of those. Best wishes to Griffin as he continues to be an inspiration.