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OLB Brian Orakpo - Washington Redskins

6-3, 263Born: 7-31-1986College: TexasDrafted: Round 1, pick 13

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Orakpo had arguably his best season as a pro last year and is undoubtedly the Redskins top priority re-signing this off-season. For the time being, they have locked him up with the Franchise Tag, but one would figure they try to sign him to a long-term extension sometime in the immediate future. Orakpo's been extremely consistent since entering the league registering between 8.5 and 11 sacks in four of his five season (he lost basically an entire season due to injury). There's reason to believe his ceiling is actually higher than that especially with Ryan Kerrigan playing extremely well on the opposite side. That said, Orakpo makes for a solid LB3+/LB2- in big play slanted leagues, but is still more of a LB4+ in balanced leagues. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 71, 51

Stats and Projections

2011 WAS 16 34 25 9 2 1 0 5 0
2012 WAS 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
2013 WAS 15 43 17 10 0 2 1 4 1
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 44 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 42 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Redskins | Brian Orakpo deal unlikely (Tue Jul 15, 09:28 AM) - The Washington Redskins are unlikely to sign LB Brian Orakpo to a long-term deal before the deadline Tuesday, July 15. He'll play under the one-year franchise tender.

Our View: We're not surprised by this news. Orakpo could break the bank if he has a monster season this year. He'll be a free agent next year, and there should be several teams interested in his services.
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Redskins | Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo receive praise (Mon Jul 14, 03:20 PM) - Washington Redskins LBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo were described as being the best covering outside linebackers in the league by outside linebackers coach Brian Baker.

Our View: Having both healthy will be a huge boost for the Washington pass rush. Orakpo is playing on a one-year franchise tender, so having a big year would equate to a big-money deal next offseason.
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