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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 04-25-2009, 08:36 PM   #31
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Since we were smart and kept JC and didn't go for Sanchez, you would have thought we would have decided to give him some help up front.
We still have a 3rd rounder don't forget, and there has always been decent help left in the 3rd round for OL.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:36 PM   #32
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Haynesworth is going to help his progress a bunch- both on the practice field and on gameday.
He's going to see a lot of one on one situations that's for sure.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:38 PM   #33
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I wouldn't say the best front four, but I will say it's a considerably improved front four. The best we've seen here in quite some time.
I challenge any team to put up a better front 4. This is a top notch crew now. Once the chemistry is there, we will be outstanding.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:40 PM   #34
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He's going to see a lot of one on one situations that's for sure.
Also gets to learn behind some real pros in Daniels and Wynn, assuming they make it to the final 53.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #35
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

I know the defensive line is happy. You really can't double team anyone, its almost like pick your poison.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:45 PM   #36
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I know the defensive line is happy. You really can't double team anyone, its almost like pick your poison.
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.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:47 PM   #37
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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, 08:50 PM   #38
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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, 08:55 PM   #39
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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, 09:01 PM   #40
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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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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, 09:03 PM   #42
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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, 09:05 PM   #43
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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, 09:11 PM   #44
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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, 09:12 PM   #45
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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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