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Mike Shanahan: 'Whatever Happens, You've Got To Be Happy With Both'

This piece by Jeff Darlington offers as much insight as anything we've seen into the drafting process of Mike Shanahan and last month's trade with the St. Louis Rams that netted Washington the second overall pick.

This is as candid as you're likely to get the Redskins coach in an on-the-record interview.

"I've watched every play that both of these quarterbacks have made since they were freshmen," Shanahan said. "I've watched every game, every scenario. I've told everybody I feel like you've got two franchise guys.

"When you make a move to the second pick, you have to feel comfortable with both guys. You've got to be able to say, 'Hey, I feel great.' And, yeah, I've heard a lot of different things. But whatever happens, you've got to be happy with both."

The article also notes that most of the people at Redskins Park prefer Robert Griffin III over Andrew Luck and estimates that there's a '95 percent chance' that Washington will get their man, cryptic Jim Irsay tweets notwithstanding.

Also, while most fans are focused exclusively on the first two picks, it's good to known that Shanahan is digging deeper.

"We're getting ready for the draft. You're wondering who will be there in the third, fourth or fifth round," Shanahan said. "You're looking for a Shannon Sharpe or a Terrell Davis, guys that are Hall of Fame players in the seventh round [Davis actually went in the sixth round of the 1995 draft], that's what you're looking for right now."

Read the whole thing, as they say.