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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10/17/16 - LB Brian Orakpo continues to have a solid year, even if it is flying a bit under the radar. On Sunday, Orakpo recorded his seventh sack of the season in six games, matching his total for the entire 2015 season. It also marked the second straight game the Titans recorded six sacks.
10/13/16 - OLB Brian Orakpo has been on a roll in getting to the quarterback this year, with six sacks in five games. Orakpo has had at least one sack in every game but one for the Titans thus far.
10/10/16 - OLB Brian Orakpo had two more sacks Sunday and now has six in five games after having just seven all of last season.
10/03/16 - OLB Brian Orakpo is on a roll when it comes to rushing the passer. Orakpo had the Titans' only sack of Texans QB Brock Osweiler, giving him four in four games.
06/02/16 - LB Brian Orakpo was idle in Tuesday's OTA work due to some stiffness in his back. Orakpo said he is fine and was just getting a day off due to the soreness.