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 Scout.com 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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