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Mattyk 04-25-2009 07:09 PM

Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/clip?id=3650227&categoryid=null]Texas Longhorns Beast, Brian Orakpo - ESPN Video - ESPN[/url]

Mattyk 04-25-2009 07:10 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
McShay breaks him down:

[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/clip?id=4094481]Draft Capsule: Brian Orakpo - ESPN Video - ESPN[/url]

BleedBurgundy 04-25-2009 07:13 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
Double digit sacks would be a wonderful thing.

Mattyk 04-25-2009 07:15 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
NFL.com draft profile

[url=http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/profiles/brian-orakpo?id=71423]National Football League: NFL Draft 2009 - Brian Orakpo[/url]

The Goat 04-25-2009 07:16 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
[quote=Mattyk72;550403]McShay breaks him down:

[url=http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/clip?id=4094481]Draft Capsule: Brian Orakpo - ESPN Video - ESPN[/url][/quote]

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.

Mattyk 04-25-2009 07:18 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
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.

[url=http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/insider/news/story?id=4099731]Pick-by-pick analysis - NFL - ESPN[/url]

CRedskinsRule 04-25-2009 07:18 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
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++

The Goat 04-25-2009 07:20 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
[quote=nimbh2;550417]we need another pass rusher cant have it all remeber it could have been sanchez lmao[/quote]

Truer words...it's a great day.

Mattyk 04-25-2009 07:21 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
[url=http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80ffb422&campaign=ec0009]NFL Video Galleries[/url]

itvnetop 04-25-2009 07:21 PM

Re: Meet the Beast: Brian Orakpo
 
[quote=The Goat;550411]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.[/quote]

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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