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NFL.com: Brian Orakpo limps off field at Combine

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Sam I Am, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Due to this injury Brian is going to fall to us in the 5th round. ;) :p:

    umm.. I need a mod to change links to limps in the title. :(

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    This from a report by NFL Network’s Paul Burmeister:

    Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo limped off the field a few minutes ago and went under the bleachers with one of the trainers. He’s done for the day, but it’s just a tweaked hamstring. Orakpo said he was worried after he thought he heard it ‘pop’, but the trainer said he was ok.

    NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has Orakpo listed as his second-best outside linebacker and one of the five best overall prospects in the draft.

    His Pro Day workout will be on March 25.
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    It would be nice if he fell to us. I was really impressed with him the couple of times I saw him play.
  3. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    that sucks and I doubt he'd fall that far....
  4. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Orakpo and Crabtree both get hurt and probably won't fall out of the top 10 :(
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Orakpo would be a monster opposite Demarcus. We'll never see him but he would be a beast.

    :)
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I can't remember who, but someone likened him to Ware, but I don't think so. He is bigger and while he has a very fast first step, I think Ware is easily faster. If anything, I think I would liken him more like Ellis than Ware. Very strong, a very quick first step, and very thick.
  7. kevwun

    kevwun New Member

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    Yeah, Ware is longer and leaner than Orakpo. He's also faster. Orakpo is not slow by any means, just that Ware is a freak of nature.
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Exactly. It's the difference between SOLB and WOLB in a 34. Orakpo would be perfect on the otherside, which is traditionally the strong run side of most offenses. Both have to be able to rush the passer but the LOLB should also be strong at the point of attack as well. That's Orakpo.

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