Redskins Draft Profile: Kyle Van Noy

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Kyle Van Noy is a versatile linebacker that Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett could use in a variety of ways, and that’s why Van Noy has been rising on my draft board.


Van Noy would be a perfect fit for the Redskins for multiple reasons. First of all, he has the versatility to play inside and outside linebacker. Van Noy could compete for the starting inside linebacker position beside Perry Riley, while also be insurance for the Redskins at outside linebacker should Brian Orakpo walk after 2014
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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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