What do you think about coming to
A: It's good. I appreciate them picking me up and I'm glad to be a Washington Redskin.
Q: Did you talk to Taylor or Portis or Santana about playing here: I ran into Sean when I was up there. Clinton and Santana weren't around. I spoke to Sean a little bit.
Q: What did he tell you?
A: Nothing, man. Just that it's a good place and he likes it up there. We didn't talk too much about football, but he said it's a good place.
Q: The Redskins said they targeted you all along. Did you get that sense from them before the draft: Yeah. I spent a lot of time when I was there. It was nothing but positive stud that they had to say about me. They showed that they cared about me.
Q: The Redskins talk about your versatility; what do you think you bring to the team?
It's a very speedy defense, very athletic; guys go out and fly around and
that's what I did in my tenure at
Q: Do you have a preference for where you like to play?
A: Not really, but I like the outside better.
Q: Did you think you might go in the first round?
A: I thought I would go higher. Of course, everybody would. But they traded up to come get me and I appreciate that.
Q: What do you do best on the field: Attacking. That's one of my best attributes. I attack with my speed and knowing where the plays are going and reading the offensive sets.
Your family moved a lot as a kid because your dad is in the military. But you
wanted to stay with your grandmother in
I stayed with her because it was the last couple years of high school and I was
tired of moving. They were gonna move to
Q: Was that a hard decision to make?
A: No, it was OK. I was there with some family in Gaffney. I love my grandmother. She gets on my nerves a little bit of the time, but everything was cool and I'm glad I could stay.
Q: How many times have you moved?
A: Probably about 10 times. We moved a lot and it was good. We got to go to a lot of places and be around a lot of people. It was a wonderful experience.
Q: Where are some places you've lived?
I was born in
Q: Why did they nickname you Rocky?
A: My grandmother gave me that nickname. Everyone has their nickname and they thought when I was born I'd be a hard-headed guy so they named me Rocky.
Q: Were they right?
A: No, I'm not hard-headed.
Your agent said you're not a typical
A: He's probably talking personality-wise. When it's time to take care of business, I do. And a lot of other guys are more outgoing and a little cocky sometimes. I'm kind of quiet. I love playing football. I go out and do my job along with the rest of the guys.
Q: What appealed to you about criminology?
A: Just law enforcement itself and the possibility of going to law school. I like helping others so that was very appealing to me.
Q: Do you want to wear No. 50 [his number in college]?
A: Who has it now?
Q: Khary Campbell.
A: Maybe I have enough money to buy it from him. But whatever number they give me, I'll turn it into something.
Q: How would you feel about succeeding LaVar Arrington on the weakside?
A: It would be great to go in there and follow in his footsteps. He was a great player, a tremendous player.
Q: Do you look forward to playing with Sean again?
Oh yeah. I had a lot of fun playing with Sean. He's a great athlete and a nice
person to be around. He stayed in my apartment complex in Miami so I got to see him a lot. He's just a great guy.