Getting To Know the 2013 Washington Redskins: Brian Orakpo

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

A look back on the highs and lows of Brian Orakpo's 2012 season and what to expect in 2013.

Information: Brian Orakpo, 6’4", 257 lbs, Texas,

Outside Linebacker

5th Season with the Redskins

Twitter handle: @rak98

Key Career Stats:

NFL All-Rookie team (2009)

2 Pro Bowl Selections (2009, 2010)

2012 Stats: 1 Sack, 1 Force Fumble

2012 Highlight: Orakpo did manage to record one sack against the St. Louis Rams before an injury forced him to miss the rest of the 2012 season. I personally love watching this guy sack, or "orakpo," opposing quarterbacks.

2012 Lowlight: His pectoral injury against the Rams was the lowlight of the 2012 season. Orakpo not being around to rush the passer really hurt the Redskins defense last season as they struggled to rush the passer early in the season.

What is coming in 2013: Orakpo sat on the bench for an entire season and watched his team struggle initially, then watched the team win the division for the first time since 1999. He says on his twitter bio that he has "SUPERBOWL MOTIVATION." I believe him. I think he is in store for a double-digit sack season as the Redskins defensive unit returns to its 2011 form with a monster pass rush. As long as he is healthy and on the field, opposing offenses will watch number 98 ruin their plans all day.

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