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Senior Bowl Quick Hits: Snead Talks 2018 Draft, Griffin Proving Himself in Practice

Posted Jan 24, 2018

Check out the top story lines from Day 2 of the 2018 Senior Bowl.


Day 2 of the Senior Bowl wrapped up on Wednesday night in Mobile, Alabama. The second day of the event consisted of both squads taking the field for practice, meetings with a variety of NFL personnel, and press conferences for select prospects.

Here are the quick hits from Wednesday:

LES SNEAD JOINS NFL NETWORK IN THE BOOTH:

On Wednesday, Rams general manager Les Snead joined the NFL Network crew in the broadcasting booth to discuss the team’s success. Snead broke down how he and the rest of his staff were able to “flip the offense” in 2017 — bringing in a variety of new weapons from the draft, trades, and free agency.

Snead also talked about how head coach Sean McVay improved the unit as a whole, going from last in the league in scoring to first in just one year. And finally, NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano asked Snead about the selection of standout wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who the Rams first saw in the Senior Bowl in 2017.

GRIFFIN CONTINUES TO DEFY THE ODDS:

University of Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin has become one of the top storylines in this year’s Senior Bowl. Griffin — the former Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year — recorded 74 tackles, 13.5 for loss, 7.0 sacks and one interception in his senior season at UCF.

Even more impressive, he accomplished everything with just one hand. 

Griffin lost his left hand to an amputation at age four and his journey to the Senior Bowl has become one college football’s most inspiring stories. After receiving a late invitation to the all-star game, he has made the most of the past two days — impressing many with both his quickness and aggressiveness.

On Tuesday, he spoke to NFL Network about his work ethic and mentality moving through the week. Griffin has not been invited to the NFL Combine just yet and spoke about what he hopes to prove to scouts over the next two days.