Kelsey Griffin is another physical monster like Rodgers, but plays on the other side of the ball, specifically at defensive tackle.
Defensive tackle is deep for the Gamecocks considering they already have Kelcy Quarles, J.T. Surratt and Gerald Dixon Jr. in the mix, which means that playing time in the rotation is scarce. Though, Griffin's physicality will be good for other players to be around and Griffin could mold into an impressive player in the future.
At 6'2" and 282 pounds, Griffin will be very tough for the offensive linemen to match up with in the middle, giving them good experience. His size is ideal early on for a freshmen and he has some big-time potential to be a future star of this line. Working alongside Jadeveon Clowney and the rest of this impressive squad of defensive linemen will be great for Griffin.
According to ESPN.com's scouting report, "He displays excellent lower and upper body strength and can certainly still get stronger. He is an explosive player who can quickly get off the ball and has the tools to be a stout run stuffer inside."
Griffin is explosive, smart and big, which are all the tools necessary to have an impact on the interior of the defensive line.
This kid has game, and since he is playing alongside some very good defensive tackles and linemen, he will need to step up if he wants to make his presence felt, which could lead to him having a big impact in fall practice.