Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo is getting a lot of buzz around these parts these days. Texas Teammate Roy Miller says he’s gone from Steve Urkel to the black Arnold Schwarzenegger since arriving at UT. You know what, that’s fine. But are we scouting for the sport Vince Lombardi made famous, or the one that Vince McMahon did?
When I see Rak, I see Vernon Gholston. I see Mike Mamula. I see a workout warrior — not necessarily a great football player. Whereas Jared Allen’s body and game had a lot of room to improve coming out of Idaho, can Rak get any stronger or faster? Is anybody else worried that he only had 10.5 sacks playing on that defensive line in the pass-happy Big 12? What are his chances of reaching double digit sacks next year playing on the Chiefs D-line?
Something about Rak just gives me pause. I live in Austin, so I watched quite a bit of Longhorns football compared to other collegiate teams. I was never blown away by his play like I was his workout ability.
Nonetheless, this video is definitely worth checking out and we will be keeping an eye on Rak Daddy. He’s not in our “circle of trust” by any means, though…