You wouldn’t think that people who actually follow the Redskins would overrate anything Redskins-related, but I think that may be the case with Brian Orakpo, which is understandable.
He was a first-round pick, he has 26 sacks in his first 2.5 seasons and he’s co-starring in a national ad campaign with that zany caveman. But is he really that good? Redskins Confidential reporter John Keim, um, reports:
1. Orakpo remains a work in progress as a pass rusher, but the coaches still believe he’ll be a guy capable of 14 sacks. After last season Orakpo talked about adding more moves, but in reality what he’s done is learned how to rush inside the tackle better. He’s not someone who bases his game off moves. “Move are overrated,” he said. “That’s always been my game, reacting off what the tackle gives me. I’m always a guy that’s point A to point B. I’m not in my mind thinking I’m going to do this move. It’s never been like that.” Other top rushers do have more moves and this remains an ar