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Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

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A 206 79.54%
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:47 PM   #31
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

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We still have a 3rd rounder don't forget, and there has always been decent help left in the 3rd round for OL.
That would be nice, but Redskins seems to be high on Toler.. Unless someone draft him before us..
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:50 PM   #32
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That would be nice, but Redskins seems to be high on Toler.. Unless someone draft him before us..
Even if we don't draft an OL, I'm sure there will be some good OL help on the FA market after the June cuts.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:55 PM   #33
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Even if we don't draft an OL, I'm sure there will be some good OL help on the FA market after the June cuts.
I don't think there's a June distinction anymore.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:01 PM   #34
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he can bench these linemen lol 500 pound bench press holy cow
Agreed. 500 is extremely stout for a 263 lb man. Another quarter and dude's repping twice his body weight. That's not easy to do, I don't care how much you weigh...
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:02 PM   #35
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I gave it a B, only because I wanted Oher. But if he gets Double Digit sacks, I will raise it up to an A++
Ditto.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:03 PM   #36
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

I'm really happy with this pick. I never thought he'd fall to us and he should benefit from the surrounding cast. I wouldn't have been upset if we snagged Oher either. Hopefully, we can draft someone decent in the 3rd rd.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:05 PM   #37
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We have a good secondary too...I LOVE the look of our D this year...we should be a top 5. If we can get the offense looking good, we will have a tough team to beat.
Its all about staying healthy. Our old ass, oops I mean o-line was fine when healthy...
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:11 PM   #38
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Its all about staying healthy. Our old ass, oops I mean o-line was fine when healthy...
Very true. Injuries are ALWAYS a factor with us too...hopefully they won't be significant injuries this year.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:12 PM   #39
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

Orakpo is a really good pick. I'm surprised he slid to us and I think he'll really benefit from playing alongside Griffin, AH, and Carter. Our secondary is strong and can cover guys long enough for these guys to get to the QB.
I wouldn't have hurt my feelings if we drafted Oher but hopefully there will be someone left when we draft again in the 3rd rd.
Kudos to Vinny and DS for not doing anything stupid.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:15 PM   #40
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Good pick. Get an OL in the 3rd and this will be a great weekend.
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I gave it a B, only because I wanted Oher. But if he gets Double Digit sacks, I will raise it up to an A++
Interesting way to grade

I saw him as an A grade player so I'll rank the pick the same
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:28 PM   #42
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13. Washington Redskins
The pick: Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
What he brings: Orakpo came off the board this early because he can get to the quarterback. He has excellent first-step quickness, he can redirect insider after starting outside and has better closing speed than his 4.7 40 suggests. That's not to say he can't defend the run. He has excellent upper-body strength and is tough at the point of attack. Still, he could stand to add five to 10 pounds to his frame.

How he fits: Washington must have been ecstatic that a pass-rusher of Orakpo's caliber was around at the 13th pick. He fills an immediate need with the departure of Jason Taylor combined with an aging Renaldo Wynn and Phillip Daniels. He is a nice addition to play opposite of Andre Carter and next to Cornelius Griffin and Albert Haynesworth in forming one of the better defensive lines in the NFC.

Pick-by-pick analysis - NFL - ESPN
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:29 PM   #43
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I suppose I am just gunshy after last years injuries:
yeah, sprains and strains are a lot better than tears and blowouts though
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:30 PM   #44
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I like the pick. With him and AH if we can't get to the QB this year we never will.
so with AH and orakpo how much do we do the 100% technique and look for the run first?
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #45
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So best starting front four in the NFL, Cater Grif, Hay, and Rak? On paper looks like it.

Also gotta love Rak's answer to what he was gonna buy with his first pick. A huge bed, nice. Also he looked generally happy to get pick by Wash.
look a lil north

but yeah he looked happy
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