Pros: Griffin split time between strong safety and cornerback. He was moved to corner permanently as a sophomore. His versatility to play safety will help his grade, but he will get his first look on the corner where his size, toughness, experience and athletic ability give him a chance to play early. He shows playmaking ability in run support where he led the secondary in tackles as a junior. He is able to effectively jam receivers at the line. His fine size, speed and toughness also project him to the safety spot as well. As a corner, he would fit well with teams that use cover-2 schemes like New England, Tampa or Indianapolis. Cons: He does not have top-end track speed and his recovery speed is only adequate with some real questions about man situations against fast receivers. He has a good backpedal, but will lose a step in transition. He is not sudden in his speed, but relies on building up speed. He needs to show better cover skills against NFL-caliber talent to earn playing time. Numbers: At the Combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds with a 35.5" vertical jump and 10'5" broad jump. He did 17 reps in the 225-pound bench press.
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