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Tulane QB Ryan Griffin holds private workouts

Quarterbacks Geno Smith (West Virginia), Matt Barkley (USC), EJ Manuel (Florida State) and Ryan Nassib (Syracuse) have been stacking headlines leading up to the start of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday. Tulane's Ryan Griffin hasn't received that kind of love, but teams reportedly have shown an interest.

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The Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargershave held private workouts with the 6-foot-3, 221-pounder, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday.

Griffin threw for 2,771 yards with a 62.2 completion percentage, 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a senior. He was named MVP of the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game. Griffin likely is a late pick, though he had a nice session at the Tulane Pro Day and could move up a few rounds.

The private workouts are a good sign, at least.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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