Pete Carroll: Shaquem Griffin went so hard during first practice ‘we had to chill him out’

Shaquem Griffin NFL Draft

It’s hardly shocking to know that Shaquem Griffin is pumped up about joining his twin brother Shaquill Griffin as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. But it’s pretty telling that, during his first practice as a professional, Griffin went so hard that the Seahawks had to bring him down a few notches.

Head coach Pete Carroll discussed his team’s newest star in the making after the team’s first day of rookie minicamp.

“Shaquem looked very aggressive,“ Carroll said on Friday, per the team’s website. “He was trying to run through (everything), we had to slow him down in some stuff early in the practice. In the walkthrus he was going too hard so we had to chill him out a little bit. But he’s very excited about being here and he’s a very, very good looking prospect.”

That’s just so awesome.

Griffin has made it to where he’s at now by being the hardest-working player on the field. At every stop, he’s had to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s not a liability due to having just one hand. He certainly proved it during the past two seasons at UCF, where he became one of the most feared defenders in the AAC.

Now he’s raring to prove it once again after being selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Based on the early word out of Seattle, he’ll do just that.