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Longhorn Defensive Prospects in the Draft

Brian Orakpo (Texas Athletics)

Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Scout.com NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber to get a feel for just how high the Longhorn prospects might go. Steuber was also kind enough to share his thoughts on several draft eligible underclassmen that might be looking to leave Austin early. In part one of a two part series, Steuber breaks down the Texas defensive prospects.

Brian Orakpo Chris Steuber has Brian Orakpo as his highest rated defensive end and expects him to be a top 15 prospect. Steuber thinks Orakpo compares nicely to current Oakland Raiders DE Derrick Burgess. "I could see him ending up with a team like the Texans, Vikings or Packers. Those are teams that will possibly be in the top 20 and are in need of a DE. Michael Johnson [of Georgia Tech] could...

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