ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have chosen Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft.

The Redskins’ courtship with the Baylor quarterback culminated Thursday night in the early minutes of the draft.

Washington has been targeting Griffin since making the trade last month to move up to the second spot.

Griffin is the Redskins’ highest draft pick since linebacker LaVar Arrington went at No. 2 in 2000. Arrington made three Pro Bowls in six seasons in Washington.

The Redskins hope Griffin can end their revolving door at the game’s most important position. Washington has used 21 starting quarterbacks over the last 19 seasons.

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