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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09/01/14 - OLB Brian Orakpo will start his sixth straight opener on Sunday in his native Houston, tied for the lead among active Redskins.
08/25/14 - OLB Brian Orakpo missed practice on Aug. 25 because of the sprained ankle he suffered against the Ravens.
08/24/14 - OLB Brian Orakpo left the 23-17 loss to Baltimore on Aug. 23 with what coach Jay Gruden termed a "very minor" sprained ankle.
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.