Everson Griffen   #97 DE

Height: 6-3   Weight: 273   Age: 30

Born: 12/22/1987 Avondale , AZ

College: USC

Experience: 9th season

High School: Agua Fria Union HS [Avondale, AZ]









Draft 2010

Pick No.100

Selected By: Minnesota Vikings

Round: 4

Pick (Overall): 2 (100)

Pick Analysis: Griffen has average height with good bulk for the position. He has natural power and strength at the point of attack when defending the run. He leverages the ball well with a powerful jolt off the line of scrimmage. Griffen feels pad pressure well but is inconsistent to find the ball and natural instincts are a concern. He is a powerful tackler in a confined area but lacks agility and balance in the open field. Griffen is a solid pass rusher that anticipates well off the edge but not an impact player in this phase of his game. Griffen is a good football player that doesn?t always play with great intensity or consistent effort which may hurt his 2010 draft status.


Video Playlist

  1. Vikings select Griffen

    Published: April 24, 2010 at 11:01 a.m.

    The Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

  2. 2010 Draft Vignettes - Everson Griffen, USC

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 03:16 p.m.

    A look at NFL draft prospect USC defensive end Everson Griffen.

  3. First Draft: Everson Griffen

    Published: April 6, 2010 at 03:19 p.m.

    A rare combination of size and speed, Everson Griffen is ready to take his game to the next level.

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