Griffen
Everson Griffen
Everson Griffen
Everson Griffen
Everson Griffen
30-Year-Old DE
2017 Defensive Stats
2018 Defensive Projections
TCKL
45
SACKS
13.0
INT
-
FF
3
TD
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Griffen is a bit too edge-oriented to pile up big tackle numbers, but few pass rushers are as feared. Missing one game and playing the entire second half with a torn plantar fascia, Griffen still posted a career-high 13 sacks last year on just 795 snaps. An elite athlete su... read more
Griffen is a bit too edge-oriented to pile up big tackle numbers, but few pass rushers are as feared. Missing one game and playing the entire second half with a torn plantar fascia, Griffen still posted a career-high 13 sacks last year on just 795 snaps. An elite athlete surrounded by a talented front seven, Griffen should stay hot at least a couple more years after just turning 30 in December. He's worth ranking higher in leagues where sacks are at a premium.
2018 ADP: 209.2
Bye Week: 10
STATUS: questionable    INJURY: Leg   
HT: 6'3"   WT: 273 lbs.   DOB: 12/22/1987   College: USC   Drafted: 4th Rd, #2 Overall in 2010Show Contract
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Everson Griffen Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $58 million contract with the Vikings in July of 2017.
Remains out of practice
DEMinnesota Vikings
Leg
August 16, 2018
Griffen didn't practice again Thursday after an off-field incident where he cut his leg on a table, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Everson Griffen NFL Stats
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Everson Griffen is not listed on the Minnesota Vikings depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Defensive Snaps:
    795
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    46
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
865
56
2016
888
65
2017
795
46
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   273 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
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Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   32.63 in
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Hand Length:   10.00 in
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Vertical Jump:   0 in
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Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   32 reps
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Everson Griffen 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Everson Griffen 2017 Preseason 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 about 50 tackles. The best-case scenario for Griffen in 2017 would be for the Vikings to give him a bigger play count at the expense of 34-year-old Brian Robison, who logged 836 snaps last year but could see his workload decrease. Griffen played fewer than 900 snaps each of the last two years, and it would make a big difference if he could get to 1,000.
  3. Everson Griffen 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Everson Griffen 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Everson Griffen 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Everson Griffen 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Griffen will give the Vikings depth at DE in 2013.
  7. Everson Griffen 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Everson Griffen 2010 Preseason Outlook
    A late pick at defensive end, Griffin has potential, but will start the season as a reserve.
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Remains out of practice
DEMinnesota Vikings
Leg
August 16, 2018
Griffen didn't practice again Thursday after an off-field incident where he cut his leg on a table, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Dealing with cut on leg, should be back soon
DEMinnesota Vikings
Leg
August 15, 2018
Griffen is reportedly close to returning to practice following an off-field incident in which he cut his leg against the end of table, Ben Goessling of the The Star Tribune reports.
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Absence not injury related
DEMinnesota Vikings
Personal
August 14, 2018
Griffen's absence from the team during the early portion of training camp is not due to injury, and he's expected to rejoin the team in the coming days, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Closing in on 100 percent
DEMinnesota Vikings
Knee
July 28, 2018
Griffen (knee) participated in Saturday's walkthrough with a supportive brace, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Expected back for training camp
DEMinnesota Vikings
Undisclosed
June 25, 2018
Griffen (undisclosed) remained sidelined through OTAs and minicamp, but the defensive end is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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