Originally Posted by treyskins
Injuries have robbed him of his speed sadly.
Damn fine player for us and one of Gibbs' best free agent signings.
Was a d.e. in college for auburn and now the skins have talked to d.e. Orakpo about playing linebacker.
Can Orakpo cover well enough to do this?
Completely agree. But the way I see it is as this, it would be hard for Orakpo to do worse than anybody we had playing ROLB in coverage last year. Blades too short and Washington too slow.
Orakpo provides youth, he provides blitzing options (not that Blache really ever does this), and he's a BIG body that can stop Brandon Jacobs.
Having said that, I'd rather not draft him, but in a worst case, all the players we want are off the board, I'd be content with going BPA and getting Orakpo.