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Redskins Select Brian Orakpo At #13

By Jake Russell | April 25th, 2009

Following all of the hype surrounding the Redskins interest in USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, they end up selecting a position of need, possibly because of a little bit of luck.

First, the New York Jets swooped in to select Sanchez at #5 overall following a trade they made with the Cleveland Browns. And then, unexpectedly, Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo, projected to be a Top-10 pick on some boards, slipped to the Redskins at #13 overall.

Orakpo, the Lombardi and Nagurski Award Winner, will likely fill in at defensive end and hopefully provide the Redskins with a pass rush that has long been desired in D.C. He also has the ability to drop back and play linebacker as well.

Hoepfully the workout warrior will provide the Redskins with instant results and improve the NFL’s No. 4 ranked defense with its lackluster pass rush.

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