With the 3rd pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select - Brian Orakpo - DE - Texas.
The Kansas City contingent is very upset that Aaron Curry is unavailable. But Scott Pioli likes to draft D-lineman and pass rushers high in the first round and since they have a hole plugger in Glenn Dorsey, that eliminates BJ Raji. Orakpo could play outside linebacker in the 3-4 (which Pioli may have his team play). The Chiefs will move Orakpo all over the field so that the opposing line doesn't know where he will be coming from. He's a big, strong quarterback terrorizer and that's what the Chiefs need. It is a small reach to take him here (a few spots ahead of his projection) but the Chiefs certainly missed Jerod Allen in 2008.
- Here's Orakpo's scouting report from Mocking the Draft.
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