With just days until the 2017 NFL Draft officially takes place, Arizona wide receiver Trey Griffey is hoping to find a spot at the next level.
This weekend, numerous former standout college football players will hope to hear their name called, as the 2017 NFL Draft is set to take place. Former Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Trey Griffey hopes to be one of them.
The NFL is an elite group. Every year, approximately 256 guys are drafted in the seven rounds of the draft, plus the free agent signings post draft. That leaves many others still fighting and vying for roster spots in the summer.
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Although this past season may not have gone quite as well as Griffey had hoped, there is still a chance he has shown just enough to NFL organizations that he is worthy of being picked.
At 6-feet-2 inches and just over 200 pounds, he has the ideal frame to play receiver at the next level. Besides that, he also possesses quite the name, after all his father and grandfather were legendary baseball players.
The talent and athleticism are there. Despite missing a few games and even with an inconsistent Arizona passing game this past season, Griffey still had 23 receptions for 382 yards and two touchdowns.
At the University of Arizona’s pro day, with sister Taryn (current Arizona basketball player) and Baseball Hall of Famer dad Ken Griffey Jr. on hand, Trey seemed to impress the scouts.
Griffey ran the 40-yard dash with times of 4.50 and 4.56, which is pretty good for a wide receiver. He also benched 225 pounds (the NFL testing weight) 17 times.
In addition to the impressive physical stats that Griffey had posted, if you may recall, he also had a decent showing at the East-West Shrine Game along with Arizona teammate, Paul Magloire.
As it stands, Griffey may have a solid chance at getting drafted, after all, he was drafted in one sport already this past year (MLB). NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. currently has Griffey as the No. 79 ranked receiver overall in the draft.
Just from a few of Griffey’s highlights, you can see the talent and potential are there.
At Zona Zealots, we’re hopeful that Trey gets a chance. We know what he can do if given an opportunity, now if only some NFL teams will take that chance. Bear Down, Trey and good luck!