Coincidentally, Griffin's first run was identical to his twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, who ran a 4.38 at the combine past year. "I was ready to go".
The crowd was hollering by now. "I literally choked up a little bit watching him do that and I can't wait to watch him tomorrow".
Griffin's 4.38 came in his first attempt at the 40 - which was also hand-timed at 4.38, 4.38, and 4.40.
His 40-yard dash time of 4.38 was the fastest for a linebacker since 2006, dude was flying.
Despite having just one hand, he kept up with his twin brother on and off the field. "All I gotta do is get a good stretch in, and I can kick the ball too".
Not after becoming the best feel-good story of the combine so far - and by far. "I didn't know I had it in me". Primetime wanted to give him a shout out for his blazing fast 40, and his incredible bench press and the moment was nearly too much for him to handle.
While using a prosthetic hand, Griffin put up 20 reps of 225 lbs. while bench pressing, a total that beat 10 offensive lineman.
"A lot of people see somebody who has one hand and not two, and they think it doesn't make sense", Griffin told reporters Sunday. Griffin spent practice time playing at three positions on defense - defensive end, linebacker and safety - at the Senior Bowl and played very well in the game. "I mean, my adrenaline was going through the roof and I didn't feel like I needed to stop". "We're going to see how it goes [Sunday] and how I'm feeling after linebacker drills, see if I can take a break and come back and do DB drills or do DB drills at pro day".
"He's been such an inspiration to our team and our bionic kids", Manero said.
"I would love to play with this guy!", Broncos linebacker Von Miller said on Twitter.
As evidenced by the way they were cheering him on in the bench press, he's inspiring his fellow draft prospects at the combine. Sanders said after they got off the call he was going to give Griffin his personal number, and urged him to call if he wanted to talk about anything, or get some advice.
"That was an wonderful feeling, and it makes you enjoy it that much more".