There was no mistaking Robert Griffin III at the NFL draft. His ends of his dreadlocks settled onto a baby blue jacket. His checkered-patterned shirt was offset and a purplish tie with horizontal stripes. And, of course, there were the socks. Burgundy and gold stripes, the colors of his new team, with the words "Go catch your dream."
"Go catch that dream because a lot of times when you chase something you never get to it," Griffin said. "So if you say, `Hey, I'm going to go catch my dream,' you're already telling yourself that you're going to get it."
Griffin was selected No. 2 overall Thursday night by the Washington Redskins, ending a month-long courtship aimed at ending a revolving door at quarterback that hampered the franchise for two decades.
Asked how he felt to be drafted, he broke into song. "Hail to the Redskins. Hail victory," he said, singing the first two lines to the team's fight song. "That's how I felt. It felt that good."
The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor will fly to D.C. to meet with team officials Friday, and will be introduced Saturday at a 2 p.m. ET news conference at FedEx Field, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.
Griffin will then take part in a rookie mini camp the following Friday through Sunday at Redskins Park. He can then report May 14, after his graduating class completes classes, according to the team.
In a conference call, Griffin said he's met with Washington offensive coordinator twice -- a total of six hours. He said the conversations have dealt with the West Coast Offense verbiage and how defenses will attack him.
"Yeah, I'm a rookie but I'm not going to use that as an excuse," Griffin said.
Coach Mike Shanahan said, "It's up to me to give him the right supporting cast and a system that he feels comfortable with."