"I feel like it'll go well because we had a lot of different looks from college, playing stand-up and doing a lot of drops, doing a lot of different defensive looks from standing up," he said. "I feel like it'll be a great transition. It's something I'm used to, something I'm familiar with, and it won't be hard for me to adjust."
"What put it over the edge was these coaches,'' Orakpo told The Tennessean. "The staff here is phenomenal. I couldn't miss the opportunity to be coached by these guys. Coach [Dick] LeBeau, I have so much respect for him. It's a further opportunity for me to better myself for a team that's on the rise. It was a great fit. I feel like the vibe is there. Even though it was a 2-14 team last year, the chemistry and everything is still there. No one is feeling like this can't be turned around fairly quickly."