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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, 07:09 PM   #1
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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McShay breaks him down:

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Old 04-25-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
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Double digit sacks would be a wonderful thing.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:15 PM   #4
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:16 PM   #5
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That wasn't particularly encouraging stuff from McShay...just raises the question higher of where Orakpo fits in our system, other than replacing Andre long term. Like McShay said, this isn't a guy to rely on dropping back and covering the good TEs we see every year.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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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, 07:18 PM   #7
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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++
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we need another pass rusher cant have it all remeber it could have been sanchez lmao
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:21 PM   #10
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That wasn't particularly encouraging stuff from McShay...just raises the question higher of where Orakpo fits in our system, other than replacing Andre long term. Like McShay said, this isn't a guy to rely on dropping back and covering the good TEs we see every year.
If we're relying on Orakpo to drop back and cover TEs, we've got bigger problems in the front 7.

This was a sick pick and we were lucky to land him... the dude is a straight beast upfield and we're going to see a totally changed defense with a line that can blow up things for the backers.

Watch the secondary get more INTs, too.
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I suppose I am just gunshy after last years injuries:
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2007: Suffered a right knee sprain in the season opener vs. Arkansas State (9/01), missing the next four contests vs. Texas-El Paso, Rice, Arkansas and Colorado.

2008: Left the Texas Tech game (11/01) in the third quarter with a left knee sprain, sitting out the next game vs. Baylor and only appeared for a handful of plays vs. Kansas (11/15).

2009: Could not complete the agility tests at the NFL Combine due to a hamstring strain.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:24 PM   #12
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I'm loving this pick! I would of been happy with Oher too, but I cant complain.
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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.
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The knee injury is recurring...not random.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:29 PM   #15
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I wish we had gotten an OT but the chips did not fall that way. I think the FO did a good job of maximizing value for the pick.
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