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Shanahan ventures again into Area 51

 


ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Mike Shanahan is very familiar with the No. 51 pick in the NFL draft.

Three times in a row, he was in that position with the Denver Broncos. The 2001 and 2003 selections were utterly forgettable, but no one has as problem recalling his choice in 2002.

“Sometimes when 51 comes up, you have your guy,” the Washington Redskins coach said. “One of those guys was Clinton Portis.”

Shanahan chose right. Portis had a pair of 1,500-yard rushing seasons with the Broncos and finished his career with nearly 10,000 yards.

Shanahan can only hope to choose as wisely Friday whe...



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