Brian Orakpo   #98 OLB

Height: 6-4   Weight: 257   Age: 33

Born: 7/31/1986 Houston , TX

College: Texas

Experience: 10th season

High School: Mirabeau B. Lamar HS [Houston, TX]









Combine 2009


  • Bench Press31.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.7 Secs
  • Vertical Jump39.5 inches


Positives: Good height and upper-body build. ... Plays with his hand down, but stands up at times. ... Easily gets off blocks of offensive tackles to make a play in the hole. ... Can also hold his ground well against larger tackles. ... Has good backfield awareness, watching for misdirection, cutbacks and bootlegs. ... Closes on the quarterback well and secures the tackle. ... Shows adequate fluidity dropping on zone blitzes to handle short-area zone coverage as a 3-4 rush linebacker. Negatives: May need to play on the strong side in the pros because he lacks great explosion and pass rush off the edge. ... Can be easily pushed around the pocket if he tries to use an outside speed move. ... Gets sacks from hustle and effort. ... Does not always change direction quickly enough to make the play on the outside. ... Needs to use his punch more often to get tackles off balance on the pass rush. ... Durability concern. ... Missed multiple games due to knee injuries in both '07 and '08 -- his two seasons as a starter.