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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%
B 45 17.37%
C 5 1.93%
D 3 1.16%
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:15 PM   #46
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

Good pick. Get an OL in the 3rd and this will be a great weekend.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:27 PM   #47
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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   #48
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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.

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Old 04-25-2009, 08:29 PM   #49
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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   #50
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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   #51
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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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look a lil north

but yeah he looked happy
:frusty:Unfortunately, I agree..
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:48 PM   #53
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

Great pic, FO did a great job putting a solid D-Line together this offseason. What are we gonna do with the 3rd round pick? Do we have a starting OLB? I say use the pick to address that need or an O-Line man.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:51 PM   #54
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Great pic, FO did a great job putting a solid D-Line together this offseason. What are we gonna do with the 3rd round pick? Do we have a starting OLB? I say use the pick to address that need or an O-Line man.
I guess at this point best player available between the two.?
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:53 PM   #55
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

An OL would have been great but this is a beyond incredible piece of luck for the Skins that he dropped to 13. Now, the skins have a d line that can kind of match up with that fearsome line from NY.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:54 PM   #56
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Orakpo is a beast this is who I wanted from the start!!! I excited about our defense bring back MW at linebacker vet min and let's get to work.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:57 PM   #57
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i would hate to be the opposing qb carter haynesworth and orakpo
don't forget Griff, which will play a big part as well. If there's no pass rush this year then there's one serious problem-HAIL
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Orakpo is a beast this is who I wanted from the start!!! I excited about our defense bring back MW at linebacker vet min and let's get to work.
I agree...more important now than ever to get Marcus back in case the Orakpo @ SLB experiment doesn't work (assuming that's what Blache tries to do).
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:09 PM   #59
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Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo

I gave it an A. I can't believe we got him at 13 and glad we filled the need. God bless the Jets!!
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