To Five: Second-round draft picks by Mike Shanahan

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It's not relevant what the Redskins have done with recent second-round picks; it is relevant what Mike Shanahan has done, considering he's the one in charge. Only two of his 14 second-round picks in Denver and Washington has made the Pro Bowl while playing for him. Shanahan has selected just one player in the second round with Washington: defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, who has played just one season.

5. Tory James, corner »

He didn't make his mark in Denver, but he did play 10 years in the NFL, starting 86 games -- though only six in three seasons with the Broncos.

4. Kenoy Kennedy, safety »

He earned a starting job in his second season and spent seven years as a starting safety, including three with Detroit at the end of his career.

3. Ian Gold, linebacker » Not exactly a great player, but he is one of two second-round picks to make the Pro Bowl under Shanahan. He spent six seasons as a starting linebacker, including one with Tampa Bay sandwiched between five with Denver.

2. Darrent Williams, corner »

He was shot and killed after his second season, but it was evident that the organization was right in judging his ability. Williams started nine games as a rookie and 14 his second season. He intercepted six passes and scored two touchdowns. Williams also made an impact as a punt and kick returner.

1. Clinton Portis, running back ?»

Even though he only spent two years in Denver, Portis made an impact. Not only did he rush for a combined 3,099 yards, he also helped Denver land future Hall of Fame corner Champ Bailey and a second-round pick from Washington in a trade. Portis earned one Pro Bowl appearance with the Broncos and one with the Redskins.

- John Keim

jkeim@washingtonexaminer.com

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