Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: The Redskins were thwarted in their efforts to move up to choose Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez and Texas linebacker Brian Orakpo, but then lucked out to have Orakpo still be there at No. 13. Orakpo will begin his NFL career at left end but is versatile enough to play strong-side linebacker. Those were the Redskins' biggest needs going into the draft and are the positions that five-year starter Marcus Washington filled the past five years (the latter often as a pass rusher on third downs). Orakpo was sixth in the nation with 11.5 sacks as a senior and should be the Redskins' best outside pass rusher. A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 1/13 -- Brian Orakpo, DE, 6-3, 260, Texas...The Redskins biggest dilemma with Orakpo will be whether to play him at left end (where he'll begin his career) or strong-side linebacker. The son of Nigerian immigrants was the first defensive lineman picked by Washington in the first round in 12 years. - by The Sports Xchange
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08/11/14 - OLB Brian Orakpo was held out of the Aug. 10 practice with an ailing quadriceps.
08/11/14 - OLB Brian Orakpo returned on Aug. 11 after being held out of the Aug. 10 practice with a quadriceps injury.
04/07/14 - LB Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender March 27.
12/27/13 - Brian Orakpo was listed as questionable on Friday for Sunday's regular-season finale due to the strained right groin he suffered last week.
Coach Mike Shanahan said the team "probable would lean in that direction if he wasn't ready to play" when asked if Orakpo could be inactive Sunday.
Orakpo needs half a sack to become the fifth player in Redskins history with 40.
12/26/13 - -- OLB Brian Orakpo didn't practice again on Thursday after straining his right groin during the fourth quarter last Sunday against Dallas.