Round 1: Washington Selects DE Brian Orakpo

With Selection 13 in Round 1, Washington selects DE Brian Orakpo, Texas. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player Brian Orakpo - DE - Texas
Team Washington Redskins
Pick Round 1, Selection 13 (13 Overall)
Combine Stats Ht: 6030v   Wt: 263v   Forty: 4.66v  
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Chris Steuber Ranking
#8 out of 357 overall
#1 at DE
Orakpo is a versatile pass rusher who makes a lot of plays. He has a quick first step and plays with good pad level and balance. He possesses a strong upper-body and is able to compete against bigger tackles. He has a great burst and closes in quickly on the quarterback. He gets around the field well in every direction and changes direction fluidly, flowing towards the ball.
Tom Marino's Ranking
#5 out of 501 overall
#1 at DE
Adam Caplan's Flash Analysis Washington's pass rush was quite poor last season and Orakpo should be able to compete for a starting job right away opposite veteran DE Andre Carter. Some scouts felt Orakpo was too stiff in the hips to play in a 3-4 defensive scheme and he was much better suited to play in a 4-3 such as the Redskins run.
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