With their first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select:
Michael Orakpo, MLB, Colorado St.
A first-team all-District 21-4A selection as a safety at Westbury High School in Houston, led his team in tackles as both a senior and a junior...As a senior, made 88 tackles, three interceptions -- one of which he returned for a touchdown -- and two sacks, leading the Rebels to an 8-2 record and the second round of the 4A playoffs in Texas...Had a 24-yard run on a fake punt against Sharpstown...Named all-district as a junior at linebacker after registering 92 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions...Was listed by MaxPresps.com as one of the top 20 linebackers in Texas...A team captain as a senior...Head coach was Keeath Magee, who described him as a true leader on and off the field...Selected to participate in the National Down Under Bowl...Also recruited by Oklahoma State, Houston, Boise State, New Mexico, Central Arkansas and Prairie View.
Given name Michael Orakpo...Born Feb. 5, 1991, in Houston, Texas...Son of Aurthur and Gloria Orakpo...Has an older brother and an older sister...Older brother, Brian, was a first-team All-American at Texas in 2008, when he also won the Nagurski Trophy and Hendricks and Rotary Lombardi awards...Westbury alums include two Olympian hurdlers and four NFL players, including former New York Giants All-Pro Michael Strahan...Interested in business administration at Colorado State...Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas.
Give him a few years of good eating, hitting the weights, working out with big brother in the off-season, and there's our next middle linebacker!