Orakpo's the pick

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The Redskins didn’t waste any time taking Texas passrusher Brian Orakpo with the 13th pick. He was their favorite player all along — which is why they used just 2:25 of their alloted 10 minutes to make the selection — and they can use him at left defensive end or strongside linebacker. He’ll probably play the latter on first and second downs and the latter on third downs as Marcus Washington did the past five years.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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