November 10, 2009

What's Good? Orakpo.

At least one bright spot for the 'Skins this year. Rookie first rounder, Brian Orakpo has been a pass rushing force.

Orakpo notched two first half sacks on Matt Ryan last week. That ups his total to 5.5 sacks on the year leaving him on pace for 11 total. Orakpo also has 26 tackles.

That would be an impressive count for a rookie. Orakpo has definitely made his mark a pass rusher and is working into the OLB role as well.

Personally, I think Orakpo should stay at DE, and if he ends up with the double digit sacks, the 'Skins might end up doing that.

Orakpo is playing at OLB mainly because the 'Skins no one else athletic enough to play there. Chris Wilson gets some time there, but overall, Orakpo was the most gifted at the spot. Still, if Washington can get a replacement at OLB this offseason, Orakpo should be moved permanently to DE.

Think about the sack total if he was a full time pass rusher. That's something to drool about for next year.

2 comments:

Crazy Canton Cuts said...

Orakpo and Wilson are just a growing trend of DE's put at OLB because they are too light to line up in the trenches every down

yet they do get picked on if they are asked to cover someone

here is to hope the Skins draft a few OLB's in 2010

Jack said...

I agree with most of the small DEs playing some OLB, but I really think Orakpo would be able to handle fulltime DE. Can't wait to grab another OLB that is starter material.