Carter’s Classroom: Steelers shouldn’t reach for linebacker


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Shaquem Griffin. - AP

As we continue to explore this NFL draft class and how they would fit into the Steelers, we take a look at a defensive player who has smashed expectations and made headlines throughout his football career.

That player is outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin from the University of Central Florida. Due to a prenatal condition, Griffin lost his left hand, but grew up proving to the world that he is indeed a talented football player.

Griffin's 74 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles went along with an interception and three passes defensed on the season, as he had a stellar send-off year in UCF's undefeated campaign.

We go into what made him so effective and how that could translate to the NFL:


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