• • • Declared Underclassmen • • • 2015 Senior Bowl Preview • • • • • • NFL Games: • • • Dallas 17 Minnesota 15 (FINAL) • • • Kansas City at Atlanta (1:00 PM ET) • • • Detroit at New Orleans (1:00 PM ET) • • • Los Angeles at New England (1:00 PM ET) • • • Denver at Jacksonville (1:00 PM ET) • • • Houston at Green Bay (1:00 PM ET) • • • Philadelphia at Cincinnati (1:00 PM ET) • • • Miami at Baltimore (1:00 PM ET) • • • San Francisco at Chicago (1:00 PM ET) • • • Buffalo at Oakland (4:05 PM ET) • • • NY Giants at Pittsburgh (4:25 PM ET) • • • Washington at Arizona (4:25 PM ET) • • • Tampa Bay at San Diego (4:25 PM ET) • • • Carolina at Seattle (8:30 PM ET) • • • Indianapolis at NY Jets (8:30 PM ET) • • • • • • • • • NCAA Games: • • • Western Michigan at Ohio (FRI, DEC 2 7:00 PM ET) • • • Colorado at Washington (FRI, DEC 2 9:00 PM ET) • • • Temple at Navy (SAT, DEC 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Kansas State at TCU (SAT, DEC 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Troy at Georgia Southern (SAT, DEC 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky (SAT, DEC 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (SAT, DEC 3 12:30 PM ET) • • • New Mexico State at South Alabama (SAT, DEC 3 1:00 PM ET) • • • Louisiana Lafayette at Louisiana Monroe (SAT, DEC 3 3:00 PM ET) • • • Baylor at West Virginia (SAT, DEC 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Alabama at Florida (SAT, DEC 3 4:00 PM ET) • • • Georgia State at Idaho (SAT, DEC 3 5:00 PM ET) • • • Arkansas State at Texas State (SAT, DEC 3 7:30 PM ET) • • • San Diego State at Wyoming (SAT, DEC 3 7:45 PM ET) • • • Clemson at Virginia Tech (SAT, DEC 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • Wisconsin at Penn State (SAT, DEC 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • • • •
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 Round 4 with the #6 pick.

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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