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DROY: Does Orakpo Have Legit Shot?

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Some people have already penciled in the Texans' rookie linebacker Brian Cushing as the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year. Orakpo to these people: Not so fast. Well, he didn't really say that to our knowledge, but we do think he has a legit shot.

This is not to take anything away from the Texans' Cushing, but Brian Orakpo should have a legit shot at winning the DROY award at the end of the season. But, it will take some great play from Orakpo in the Redskins' last three games to get the job done. As it stands right now, here is a look at their stats: Brian Orakpo: 46 Tackles (7 for Loss), 11 Sacks, 2 Pass Defenses Brian Cushing: 11... Recommended Stories

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