Like never mind that he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and using a prosthetic, put up 20 reps in the 225-pound bench press at the combine.
Even better that Shaquem embraces that idea. He came here as one of the 22 prospects invited to participate in the made-for-TV show that is the draft. Most of the other invitees were on their way to visit their new teams by Friday, while at least one other prospect who wasn’t picked in the first round, was nowhere to be seen on the premises on Day 2.
Shaquill jumped to the NFL a year ago because it took a while before coaches gained confidence in Shaquem’s abilities. He was redshirted as a freshman. After not playing together for the first time in their lives last season, Shaquill told his brother that there was probably a 1% chance that they would be reunited with the Seahawks.
Shaquem thought otherwise. He considered his brother as his personal area scout for the Seahawks, who undoubtedly realize the brother energy at work. Shaquill said that even as Seahawks general manager John Schneider assured him that they loved Shaquem as a prospect and have much respect for the family, he wouldn’t bank on a reunion.
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