2. Shaquem Griffin, UCF
Shaquem Griffin was one of the headliners of a surprising UCF team thanks to his rock-solid play in disrupting the quarterback. He’s played his whole career without a left hand after it was amputated as a child, but that hasn’t seemed to slow him down much.
He recorded 18.5 sacks his last two seasons in college and is projected to play on the edge as well.
NFL.com projects him to become a solid backup in the NFL and that’s not bad given he’s supposed to be taken in rounds 4-5. The Packers could certainly use someone like him to help provide depth behind their top tier guys. Especially in the event Matthews or Perry inevitably get injured and are forced to miss time.
His biggest weakness is his lack of size at only 6-foot-1 and 227 pounds. His body type is a lot more commonly found in defensive backs instead of outside linebackers. However, if he can bulk up a .bunch, he could become a nice get and situational player.