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Redskins' Shanahan ventures again into Area 51

Thursday - 4/25/2013, 11:31am  ET

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins own the No. 51 pick in the NFL draft, and Mike Shanahan is very familiar with that spot.

He had that selection three years in a row with the Denver Broncos early last decade and went 1 for 3, taking Clinton Portis in 2002 and two forgettable players in 2001 and 2003.

Shanahan is hoping for Portis-like success when the Redskins are on the board Friday in the draft's second round.

The Redskins are set to be a spectator for Thursday's first round because of last year's trade that allowed them to move up and select Robert Griffin III.

Shanahan jokes that there's a "one in a million" chance the Redskins will trade to move into the first round.


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