Redskin Player Profiles: DeAngelo Hall

399px-Deangelo_Hall_redskins_training_camp_2009DeAngelo Hall was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons out of Virginia Tech with the eight overall pick of the 2004 NFL draft. He played with the Falcons from 2004-2007 before signing with the Raiders in 2008, after which he signed with his current team the Washington Redskins.

Hall has an impressive resume including being a three time Pro Bowler and the MVP of the 2010 Pro Bowl. Hall also has a knack few others do, to perform the best against the best. Hall has played shut down defense on the likes of: Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, and don’t mention D-Hall’s name to Payton Manning.

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Player Profiles: Brian Orakpo

OrakpoSack specialist Brian Orakpo was selected by the Washington Redskins with the thirteenth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft out of the University of Texas. Orakpo burst on to the NFL scene his rookie year posting a career high eleven sacks to go along with fifty tackles and a forced fumble.

Orakpo was drafted for his ability to rush the quarterback, and that is without a doubt Orakpo’s best skill. However, throughout his career Orakpo has evolved into a more complete outside linebacker. This was on display throughout the 2013 season in which Orakpo bounced back from a torn pectoral muscle that forced him to miss the majority of the 2012 season. In 2013 Orakpo returned to form posting ten sacks (his highest total since his rookie season) while also returning his first interception for a touchdown.

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