After being drafted in the 2016 MLB Draft, Trey Griffey will be listening to hear his name called in the 2017 NFL Draft. The former Arizona Wildcats wide receiver has been in Florida since the season ended in preparation for the draft, and like Paul Magloire, his stock has been steadily rising.
This week at practice, Griffey has been impressing the NFL scouts and talent evaluators with his size and adjustments. He has been projected to go undrafted for quite some time, but with this performance, he has stolen the spotlight, no longer being referred to as merely the son of Ken Griffey Jr.
Draftanalyst.com had this to say about Griffey at practice this week:
Here is what the media had to say about the former Arizona wide receiver.
#Arizona Trey Griffey is arguably the most talented WR in the #ShrineGame. Runs extremely well, consistent and agile pic.twitter.com/6YRV2pVUma— Big County Preps NL (@BCPnextlevel) January 19, 2017
Both Arizona players, Trey Griffey/WR & Paul Magloire/LB, have looked tremendous in the opening stages of the West's final practice— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) January 18, 2017
Pac-12 battle here as @ArizonaFBall WR Trey Griffey beats UCLA's Randall Goforth on a pass from @IlliniFootball QB Wes Lunt. #shrinegame pic.twitter.com/W2XsRZ0hov— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 18, 2017
@Shrine_Game #West WR #TreyGriffey has hit some line drives in practice. An athletic route runner that has all the raw skills 2 play Sundays— Dan Shonka (@Ourlads_Shonka) January 18, 2017
Former @ArizonaFBall WR Trey Griffey aims to prove he's worthy of a spot on NFL draft boards writes @RCummingsFRS: https://t.co/rq6epOCZPS— FanRag Sports NFL (@FanRagNFL) January 18, 2017
Trey Griffey showed the ability to catch the ball in traffic, was quick out of his breaks, showed an ability to track the ball downfield.— NFL Draft Blitz (@NFLDraftBlitz) January 17, 2017
Trey Griffey officially 6'2"/208lbs, 32 1/4" arms, 9.5" hands.— Jared Stanger (@JaredStanger) January 17, 2017
At @Shrine_Game West practice, really nice adjustment from Arizona WR Trey Griffey on underthrown deep ball down sidelines. @ArizonaFBall— Greg Auman (@gregauman) January 17, 2017
Trey Griffey #Arizona WR was solid in 1 on 1s. Big Body kid (6-3/216). Used his big frame to box out smaller DBs @Shrine_Game #ShrineGame— Big County Preps NL (@BCPnextlevel) January 16, 2017
Trey Griffey just roasted Randall Gofoth on a post route. Had a good 8 yards on him by 25 yards downfield. Basket catch just like dad Ken— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 16, 2017
I felt like Griffey was always underutilized and under-appreciated in the offense, serving as one of the more dependable receivers who just couldn’t get extra looks behind Austin Hill, Cayleb Jones, and David Richards. Griffey had 79 career catches for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns. He was a 2016 Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention.
The East-West Shrine Game will be played on Sunday, January 27 at 3pm EST on NFL Network, and Arizona’s Pro Day will be later this spring.