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Griffen finds consistency … in evaluations

Everson Griffen (Minnesota Vikings)

Everson Griffen's draft stock took a tumble worthy of Wall Street, but there was a ready explanation for it – NFL teams weren't sure he would be motivated. That's been a theme for Griffen over the last four years, as witnessed by evaluations from those who covered his recruiting and his USC career.

From recruiting analysts working the high school talent to publishers of college websites to NFL personnel evaluators, there is one thing that is consistent when it comes to Vikings fourth-round draft pick Everson Griffen – his evaluation. The short version is this: long on talent, short on consistency and motivation. "Everson was a former No. 1 player overall for Scout.com out of high school...

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