Robert Griffin III reminds Redskins' Kerrigan of rookie year

Washington Redskins veterans got their first good look at quarterback Robert Griffin III in action at Monday's workout. Most were wowed, while one of the team's former first-round picks was reminded of his own time as a rookie.

Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, taken with the 16th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, said that Griffin's first year has been "a lot more hectic than mine," according to WJFK-FM radio in Washington, D.C. "I never went on Jay Leno or hung out with Snoop Dogg, unfortunately," Kerrigan said, laughing.

The Redskins traded away three first-round draft picks plus a second-rounder to take Griffin No. 2 overall, and receiver Santana Moss suggested the move was worth it.

"He's been doing everything that we expect. He's looking sharp. He don't look like a rookie right now," Moss told The Associated Press.

Moss made reference to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's skill while discussing Griffin's rollout ability, praised his new teammate's arm strength and humility, then summed things up this way: "If we really do what we have to do and let him be who he is, and really get behind him, (there's) no limits to what we can do."

Already anointed the starter by coach Mike Shanahan, the new QB zipped passes on rollouts to his right and left during the opening session of organized team activities.

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"He's always alive. The play is always on, no matter what happens. ... He can make plays with his feet and then turn it into passes," said receiver Pierre Garcon, who joined the Redskins as a free agent this offseason. "He's taken leadership in the huddle. He's running plays the way it's supposed to be."

Tight end Fred Davis noted that Griffin "sees the whole field, and he can make throws that I think the other quarterbacks wouldn't be able to be quick enough to make. ... He's very fast, man. Very fast."

Linebacker London Fletcher, whose locker is next to Griffin's, likes what he's seen so far -- off the field, in particular.

"You can obviously see the maturity, the leadership, all the different intangibles you would like in your quarterback," Fletcher said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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