Hall of Famer Green quite the consolation prize

In the 1983 draft, Super Bowl champion Washington nearly landed Dan Marino. Still , the Redskins scored a coup with the selection of another future Hall Of Famer in Darrell Green.

Originally Published: February 15, 2008
By Frank Luksa | Special to ESPN.com

Late in the first round of the 1983 NFL draft, the player Bobby Beathard rated near perfect at his position drifted ever closer to being claimed by the Washington Redskins. An expectant Beathard, the team's scouting guru, watched the 25th team make its choice, the 26th followed and then. . . .

Beathard held the 28th selection and his target was now in range. He loomed at fingertip distance, which was as close as Beathard came to getting a grip on him. With the 27th pick, one slot ...

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