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Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

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View Poll Results: Grade the pick: Brian Orakpo
A 206 79.54%
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C 5 1.93%
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:35 PM   #151
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

After watching the guy on first and ten today my grade on him went to an A+
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #152
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Most teams treat LE as a different animal than RE, so as our future pass rushing stud, I think it would be a mistake to work him anywhere but RE as a rookie. I think he should split time with Carter, and I'd like to see him rush the passer from a standing position on third down.

I think he could handle all the responsibilities of a linebacker in this defense. I wouldn't play him there though, at least at the beginning of the year. If we're going to be blitz happy, we might as well, but again, I'd rather have Blades on the field than Orakpo. Ultimately, defensive lineman have a high bust rate because teams tend to mishandle them, so I think the critical thing is that we develop him properly, and don't be shortsighted with him.

The last time a Blache defense had the 13th overall pick, they drafted some DE named Michael Haynes. Just sayin'. Orakpo is a much more dynamic player, but he's not a sure thing if mismanaged.
While I understand what you are saying, the Giants had no problem having Strahan on one side and Osi on the other. It is possible to have two pass-rushing DE's on the field at the same time.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:41 PM   #153
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After watching the guy on first and ten today my grade on him went to an A+
Video: Orakpo excited to be a pro - NFC East - ESPN
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #154
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

I listen to this guy and I listened to his introduction presser yesterday at the park. Is he not the most respectful, classiest kid you ever heard or what? I CANNOT wait to see him on the field!!!!!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:04 PM   #155
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I listen to this guy and I listened to his introduction presser yesterday at the park. Is he not the most respectful, classiest kid you ever heard or what? I CANNOT wait to see him on the field!!!!!!
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Yeah, no kidding. He knew all about our defense whereas Percy Harvin didn't even know the name of Minnesota's QB. Quite a contrast.
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:20 PM   #156
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I listen to this guy and I listened to his introduction presser yesterday at the park. Is he not the most respectful, classiest kid you ever heard or what? I CANNOT wait to see him on the field!!!!!!
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People can say what they want about the FO and the talent level of this team but after listening to Campbell after all he has gone through and now hearing Orakpo, I am proud to have these guys representing our franchise. And I'm not even including London, Chris Samuels, Andre Carter, and the list keeps going. It is a class group.
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:48 PM   #157
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

You know, in a lot of ways I feel Orakpo and Carter are alike . . . early first round draft picks, speed rushers with strength, physical specimen, possibly lining him up at OLB, etc.

I don't mean to draw the comparison to imply that they should just keep him at end or anything.

I just think it's awesome, I think with Orakpo and Haynesworth, Carter is going to have a great year. I can just see Carter getting pumped up by Orakpo's presence especially, both on the field and in the weightroom. I think it coud make for some very constructive friendly competition, and that the unit is going to be playing inspired this season, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the younger DT's improves enough with this talent around that they oust Griffin by the end of he season.

I am extremely excited about finally having a solid DL . . . and with Barnes rounding out the secondary, this D is not only sick as hell, but it has some talented depth.

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