The Philadelphia Eagles hosted Central Florida cornerback Shaquill Griffin on an official pre-draft visit, according to his Instagram page (via BGN reader @nadergranmayeh). Griffin is one of 30 prospects who will visit the Eagles in Philadelphia leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft.
Griffin projects to be a late Day 2 or early Day 3 pick. He measures in at 6-0, 194 and boasts good athleticism. His top physical comparison on Mockdraftable happens to be ... Marshon Lattimore.
In four years at UCF, Griffin recorded 113 tackles, 27 passes defensed, six interceptions, three sacks, and two touchdowns. He mostly played outside cornerback but he also has some experience at safety.
The Eagles need all the help they can get at cornerback and Griffin could potentially compete for a starting role for them.
Griffin checks in at No. 22 in BGN’s cornerback prospect rankings.
Shaquill Griffin is a tremendous athlete with great size, playmaking ability and overall physicality. Unfortunately, he is still incredibly raw at the position and way too inconsistent at this point, but he has a massively high ceiling that could prove to be a big payoff for an NFL team.
Here’s a scouting report on him from NFL.com.
NFL Comparison: Ladarius Gunter
Bottom Line: Griffin plays the game with an aggressive tilt both in coverage and in his run support. Griffin has good ball skills with a closing burst to challenge throws, but his anticipation is just average and he may not be able to play off of receivers and still be as effective with his ball production. Because he lacks long speed but is an effective tackler, he could be targeted by a defense favoring Cover-2 coverage.
Shaquill Griffin game film via Draft Breakdown.
Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits
Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey - [Click here]
Washington WR John Ross - [Click here]
Alabama LB Ryan Anderson - [Click here]
Alabama LB Reuben Foster - [Click here]
Florida State RB Dalvin Cook - [Click here]
LSU RB Leonard Fournette - [Click here]
Clemson WR Mike Williams - [Click here]
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis - [Click here]
IUP OL Ethan Cooper - [Click here]
Connecticut DB Obi Melifonwu - [Click here]
West Virginia WR Shelton Gibson - [Click here]
LSU S Jamal Adams - [Click here]
Ohio State CB Gareon Conley - [Click here]
Penn State S Malik Golden - [Click here]
San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee - [Click here]
Washington CB Kevin King - [Click here]
Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon - [Click here]
USC CB Adoree’ Jackson - [Click here]
Tennessee DE Derek Barnett - [Click here]
Florida CB Quincy Wilson - [Click here]
Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor - [Click here]
UCF CB Shaquill Griffin