Friday, April 24, 2009

Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas

Orakpo is strong, 31 reps in the bench press strong. Just to be clear 31 reps is not how many reps someone who runs a 4.70 flat 40 yard dash normally gets. Orakpo was the 2008 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner, enough said. But Orakpo brings a lot more then awards to the table, his weight room ethic has already been documented in an ESPN short. He is a monster in the weight room, being committed to working hard is a major plus in the draft. Scouts like to see this because it means they are serious about their career, he is busy in the weight room while others are getting busted for marijuana. Orakpo will go top 15 in the draft and might go as high as 3rd or 4th depending on where Shanchez goes, more likely he will be around 9th. He can make an immediate impact off the field in the weight room and on the field as a speed rushing end who might see time at LB.

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