BIOGRAPHY: "Two-year starter awarded all-Conference and All-America honors as a senior, while also being awarded the Nagurski Trophy
as the nation's top defensive player, Lombardi Award as the nation's top lineman, and Hendricks Award as the nation's top
defensive end. Senior totals included 42/19/11.5. Started eight games as a junior posting 37/9/5.5. Missed four games in 07
with a right knee injury."
POSITIVES: "Explosive pass rushing athlete flying up draft boards. Plays with great balance, body control and rarely off his feet. Displays
tremendous first step quickness, explosive off the edge, and fast in every direction of the field. Quickly changes direction,
immediately alters his angle of attack, and shows ability in pursuit. Exploits large tackles, and shows the ability to beat
blockers around the outside and stay within his pass rush angle. Slices to the inside and wedges between opponents to get
up the field, and possesses a great burst of closing speed. Displays a solid head for the ball, and quickly locates the action."
NEGATIVES: Has struggled with injuries the past two seasons. Will have difficulty defending the run early in his NFL career.
ANALYSIS: "Orakpo is an explosive prospect who makes a lot of athletic plays on the field. He offers ability lined up in a three-point
stance at defensive end or standing up over tackle at outside linebacker. Orakpo also possesses terrific upside potential,
and he is the type of player creative defensive coordinators will place all over the field to take advantage of his ability
to disrupt the action."