Griffin made 11 tackles (eight solo) in the 2018 season. Due to a slew of injuries, Griffin earned the starting nod for the season opener and made three tackles while playing 41 defensive snaps. It was clear the rookie needed more time to develop after that game, and he only logged nine more defensive snaps for the rest of the season. Instead, he was a special-teams asset. Griffin will retain the same role if K.J. Wright re-signs, however he may have been surpassed by fellow rookie Jacob Martin on the depth chart anyway.
Griffin made nine tackles (six solo), including one for a loss, in Thursday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Colts. Griffin was surrounded by hype as the first player with one hand to be drafted into the NFL, and he's presently looking like a fifth-round steal. His stellar performance won't guarantee him additional time when the season begins, however, as the Seahawks are set at outside linebacker with D.J. Alexander and K.J. Wright. Consequently, special teams may ultimately be Griffin's primary path to getting on the field at the onset of his professional career.
|3||09/22||New Orleans Saints||20|
|5||10/04||Los Angeles Rams||29|
|9||11/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||14|
|14||12/09||@Los Angeles Rams||29|
|17||12/29||San Francisco 49ers||14|