Brian Orakpo Hamstring Injury a Blessing for the Redskins?

Orakpo_medium
Brian Orakpo, the stud DE from Texas, injured his hamstring yesterday at the Combine. Even though it looks like he will be 100% for Pro Day, some scouts think he will drop a few spots in the draft, which I believe helps the Skins' chances they can lock him up. He has had (sprained) knee injuries in both 2007 and 2008 for Texas, which is a bit of concern for the trainers to evaluate. His stats are:

6'4" - 240 lbs.

Combine:
40 yard dash: 4.70
225 lb bench presses: 31
Vertical jump: 39.5
Love of Kittens: Infinite (ok, kidding here)


Orakpo's strength is spectacular. He benches 515 pounds and squats 600. Encompassing this type of speed and power makes for an incredible player. The Redskins met with Orakpo at the Combine, where they told him his most likely position would be strong-side linebacker. Take a look at ESPN's very impressive highlight real of #98 at Texas: 

The top pass rusher in the draft, Orakpo is out to prove he's versatile enough to play defensive end and linebacker regardless of the scheme.

Orakpo has played in both the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes and would be able to make an immediate impact on the field.

As serious as hamstring injuries can be, I really am not too worried about Orakpo's most recent one. A LOT of Redskins have had hammy problems, so I'm confident the Skins training staff can take all the preventive measures here. Last year Devin Thomas, Randle El, and Malcolm Kelly all had hamstrings issues in training camp, and later in the season Santana had one. If anyone knows how to deal with healing a hammy, it's the Redskins. I wonder if they apply the same healing move that Mr. Miyagi does?

Kander_miyagi_medium

 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Join Hogs Haven

You must be a member of Hogs Haven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hogs Haven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker