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Everson Griffen

29-Year-Old Defensive End – Minnesota Vikings

2017 Defensive Stats

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41

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

One of the league's most athletic players, Griffen possesses 4.60 speed on a 6-3, 270-pound frame. It makes him a dangerous edge rusher -- he has 30.5 sacks the last three years -- and he is good for ...

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2017 ADP:  168.83

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 273   DOB: 12/22/1987  College: USC  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Everson Griffen Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $58 million contract with the Vikings in July of 2017.

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Griffen had five total tackles and his 13th sack in Sunday's 31-24 loss at Carolina.

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Everson Griffen NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 21 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 22 MIN 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 MIN 16 12 8 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
2012 24 MIN 16 23 20 3 8 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 25 MIN 16 27 18 9 5.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 MIN 16 58 41 17 12 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 27 MIN 15 44 34 10 10.5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 28 MIN 16 48 36 12 8 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
2017 29 MIN 12 41 29 12 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Everson Griffen – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

654

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Everson Griffen was on the field for 654 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

46

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Everson Griffen was on the field for 46 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 865 56
2016 888 65
2017 654 46
Everson Griffen 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NO 53 4 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Pit 59 9 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 47 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Det 60 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Chi 56 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 GB 56 3 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal 59 4 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Cle 54 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Was
11 LAR 45 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Det 55 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Atl 50 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Car 60 5 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Cin
16 @GB
17 Chi

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Everson Griffen
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   273 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   32.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
Not Available
Bench Press:   32 reps
ELITE
Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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Blake Bell  IR
QB
RB
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Everson Griffen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Griffen racked up four solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in Thursday's 30-23 win over the Lions.

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Griffen (foot) put in a full practice Tuesday.

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Griffen (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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The Vikings will list Griffen (foot) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, but Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects the defensive end to play in the contest, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

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Head coach Mike Zimmer expects Griffen (foot) to play Sunday against the Rams, Matthew Coller of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports. "My foot is great. I'll be playing on Sunday for sure," Griffen reiterated.

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Griffen (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

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Griffin (foot) is listed as questionable on the official injury report for Sunday's game at Washington but is expected to play, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Griffen had a sack, a tackle and five QB hits in Sunday's win over Baltimore. He has 10 sacks this season and one in all eight of Minnesota's games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Griffen is one of the verified freaks of defensive lineman, possessing 4.6 speed at over 270 pounds. He's also a very good defensive end in general, boasting double-digit sacks in consecutive seasons heading into 2016. He has 22.5 sacks in his last 1,832 snaps, meaning he should safely project to double-digit sacks in 2016 so long as he plays 900 snaps. There's not much reason to think he won't, as veteran Vikings end Brian Robison is due to lose snaps after logging 897 in 2015.

2015

At 6-3, 273, Griffen is one of the league's elite athletes with a 4.65 40. But his potential was not unleashed until new coach Mike Zimmer arrived last season. Griffen's play count rose to a career-high 967 last year 306 more than in 2013 and he came through with double-digit sacks in his first year as a starter. He should once again lead the defensive line in snaps, and his per-snap production in recent years should ensure he's not a one-hit wonder.

2014

Griffen is among the riskier players in this range since he wasn't a high draft pick and heads into his first year as a starter, but the Vikings handed him a five-year, $42.5 million contract this offseason, which would seem to imply that they intend to work him to the bone in 2014. He has 4.65 wheels at 273 pounds, and he totaled 27 tackles and 5.5 sacks while playing roughly two-thirds of Minnesota's snaps in 2013. With Jared Allen gone to Chicago, more sacks should be up for grabs, and Griffen ought to push for around 1,000 snaps.

2013

Griffen will give the Vikings depth at DE in 2013.

2012

Griffen will be used at outside linebacker in training camp and will likely play most of his snaps at the position this season. He'll be a reserve linebacker and may only play on passing downs.

2010

A late pick at defensive end, Griffin has potential, but will start the season as a reserve.