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Nate Orchard DE 6' 4 255 lbs

Rank: 
93
Round Drafted: 
87
College: 
University of Utah

All-America candidate is in his third year starting at left end ... also sees time at stud linebacker in select packages ... has played in all 49 games in the last three years with 35 starts ... 24 career sacks is the fourth-most in school history while 37.5 career tackles for loss is the fourth most all-time at Utah ... seven career forced fumbles is tied for third in school history while five career fumble recoveries is tied for fifth most ... nine career pass breakups. Midseason All-American by CBS.com and Phil Steele ... one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award (College Lineman of the Year) and one of 20 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year) ... leads the nation in sacks per game (1.46) and is second in total sacks (17.5) ... 17.5 sacks is a school record while 113 yards off sacks ranks second in a season at Utah and is one shy of the school record ... tied for fifth in the nation in tackles for loss (20.0 for 118 yards) and TFL per game (1.7) while ranking third in the Pac-12 in both categories ... 20.0 TFL is tied for third most in a season at Utah while his 118 yards of losses from tackles for loss ranks fourth ... second on the team with 81 tackles (51 unassisted) ... named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and CFPA Defensive Lineman of the Week against UCLA when he tied the school sack record with four and had a career-high 11 tackles ... 10 tackles with 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble against Stanford earned him Pac-12 Player of the Week honors ... 10 tackles vs. Arizona State ... four TFL (two sacks) with five total tackles at Oregon State ... forced a fumble against Oregon ... recovered a fumble and had a pass breakup and six tackles against Fresno State ... seven tackles, two sacks and a pass breakup at Michigan.