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Draft Profile: DE Brian Orakpo

Posted By Mercedes Green On May 1 2009 @ 3:53 pm In Washington Redskins | No Comments

The Washington Redskins drafted Texas DE Brian Orakpo in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft with their 13th pick.

Brian Orakpo is a 263 lb, 6'3″ DE from the Texas Longhorns. He was born July 31, 1986 in Houston, Texas. In his senior year at Texas, he was the Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player), Ted Hendricks Award (best DE) and the Lombardi Award (best lineman or linebacker). Brian was a former “Redskin” at Lamar High School in Houston and only seems fitting that he become a Redskin as a pro.

 

 

Texas Longhorns Stats

 

Stats Overview

Tackles

Misc

Interceptions

YEAR

TOT

SOLO

AST

SACK

STF

STFY

FF

BK

INT

YDS

AVG

LNG

TD

PD

2005

17

9

8

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2006

17

12

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2007

27

19

8

5

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2008

40

31

9

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Texas Longhorns Beast video to see just how big this guy is.CLICK HERE [1]

 

Checkout some highlights of Brian last year with Texas.

 

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During Brian's first press conference as a Redskin, Jim Zorn described his “shock” when as the draft picks went by Orakpo still had not been picked. Zorn said that they just could not turn down the opportunity and jumped at the chance. One of the questions asked of Orakpo was his thoughts on playing the Cowboys. Brian let out a chuckle and then said that he “never was a Cowboys fan” since he was from Houston.

 

I cannot wait to see this guy and Haynesworth on the field together. Look out!

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