Shaquem, Shaquill Griffin Cry Tears of Joy After Seahawks' 2018 NFL Draft Call

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 28, 2018

Central Florida's Shaquem Griffin poses for photos on the red carpet before the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin shared an emotional embrace Saturday with his twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, after the Seattle Seahawks selected him in the 2018 NFL draft.

Seattle took Shaquem with the No. 141 overall pick in the fifth round, leading to the Griffin brothers hugging and crying, as seen in the following video from SportsCenter's Twitter account:

The pick was made extra special by the fact that the Griffins will be reunited in Seattle since Shaquill is a cornerback for the Seahawks.

Shaquem provided the draft with one of its biggest storylines. Observers were interested to see where he would land after a productive college career at UCF and an explosive performance at the NFL Scouting Combine.

All of his accomplishments in football have come after his left hand was amputated when he was four years old.

The Griffin brothers played four seasons together at UCF, and they will have a chance to combine their talents once again at the NFL level in Seattle.

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