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Nate Orchard

Nate Orchard showing that he is more than worth his pedigree

by Chris Zolli | Football Team Correspondent | Thu, Jan 22nd 8:06pm EST

Nate Orchard won the Hendricks Award for Best Defensive Lineman and had 18.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for a loss for Utah this season. (CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact:

Orchard was a standout for the Utes this year, posting a 4 sack game against UCLA and a 3.5 sack game against Stanford, and the 6-3 251 pound end may play end in a 4-3 scheme or outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Orchard is seen as a second day draft pick, but he could really outplay his third or fourth round projection with his 4.75 speed and good technique. He intercepted Bryce Petty at Senior Bowl practice and has been active throughout his time in Mobile.

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