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Sam Acho

Sam Acho
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

Texas


College Position: Defensive End
School: Texas
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 260
Birthdate: 09-06-1988
Draft Projection: Third
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (12)
3-4 Linebacker (10)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Arizona Cardinals in the 4th round with the #6 pick.
A pass rusher with long arms, a quick first step and a burst to close in on opposing quarterbacks, Acho should be a good fit in the Arizona defense desperately looking for help off the edge. The former Longhorn is a high character guy with great leadership ability, and should be a locker room favorite from day one.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Intelligent pass rusher, picks his spot of attacks
  • Shows flashes of elite quickness and suddeness
  • Above average straight line speed
  • Good young man, speaks well
  • Great stunt rusher, gets upfield. Able to get small through creases
  • Nose for finding the ball. Seems to always be on the bottom of the pile for fumble recoveries
  • Won the William V. Campbell Award in 2010. Given to college football's top scholar/athlete
  • Plays with a great low-center-of-gravity
  • Plays with classic leverage. Hand placement is solid, gets butt and knee-drive behind his hand placement. Allowing him to handle blockers
  • Experience playing with his hand down and standing up
 

Weaknesses

  • Sporadic first step. Someplays you see Orakpo 2.0, others you see a completely different player
  • Not great hips, isn't fluid in lateral movement. Has trouble flipping them to contain outside plays/misdirection
  • Needs alittle coaching on turning the corner as a pass rusher, rounds things off way to wide. Waste of time/motion
  • Failed to impress as a run defender. No "pop" in the hips on contact. Maybe alittle high in his approach to ball carriers
  • Would love to see him be more active in his hand movements. Great placement, poor usage
  • Looked slightly like more of an explosive athlete in '09

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC West Grades - Jun 5 (Chris Maier)
10 Bold Predictions for Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Tackle, Defensive End and Linebacker Recap - Feb 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Winners and Losers and Game Evaluation (Doug Lancy) - Jan 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day One - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)

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