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Brian Orakpo

ANALYSIS:   Green Bay can go a number of different directions with this pick. Malcolm Jenkins, Brian Orakpo, Everette Brown….all would fill some sort of need. With that said, I believe Green Bay will go with Brian Orakpo from Texas. 

None of the other prospects save one really make sense at this point. Malcolm Jenkins was slower than expected at the combine, Vontae Davis would be too much of a reach at this point, and Aaron Maybin doesn’t possess the bulk that Orakpo has. Everette Brown is a sensible pick, but I believe Orakpo will have an easier transition to the 3-4. And, to be frank, Rak is a freakishly strong individual. 

Orakpo fills a definite need for the Packers: an aggressive pass-rushing OLB. Texas fiddled with Orakpo at both DE and OLB last year at times. He’s extremely strong, possesses a motor that never quits, and plays smart (doesn’t run himself out of plays). He struggled at times with hand placement and snap anticipation, but coaching can easily alleviate those problems.

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4 Michael Crabtree ChiFan13, GeauxBears Details
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6 Michael Oher GeauxBears Details
7 Jeremy Maclin luckie815 Details
8 B.J. Raji Sackman Details
9 Brian Orakpo ChiFan13 Details


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