After months of speculation and mock drafts, the 2018 NFL Draft, at long last, gets underway Thursday. The draft will air beginning at 8 p.m. ET, with coverage on ESPN, FOX, and NFL Network. Check out full viewership details here.

During the long pre-draft process, a number of prospects have emerged as celebrities: the big five quarterbacks, of course, as well as top-rated players like Penn State's Saquon Barkley and NC State's Bradley Chubb. Shaquem Griffin of Central Florida isn't expected to go in the first round (and likely won't go in the first two or even three), but his name has also emerged.

Griffin is a dominant force despite being limited to one hand. He bench-pressed 225 pounds for 20 reps and ran the fastest linebacker 40-yard dash in 15 years at the NFL Combine. Dude is a beast.

So, with his profile blowing up (and likely about to get even bigger), at whom does Griffin want to holler? Rihanna, perhaps?

Nay. Griffin is eyeing a Canadian Olympic sprinter named Chanice Chase, he told a TMZ reporter in an impromptu interview, which you can watch below.

Griffin encouraged the media to "let her know" he wants to slide into her Instagram DMs. So, Chanice: we're here to let you know our guy is shooting his shot.

Griffin commented on her most recent upload, "I see you mama." She responded with a heart and lock emoji, so maybe these two are already a thing.


Stay true to yourself🔥

A post shared by Chanice chase (@chanicechase) on Apr 25, 2018 at 11:09am PDT

One message board poster called her the "finest Olympian ever."

Whether you've got her heart on lock yet or are still working on it, we've got you, Shaquem.