Emmanuel Acho Scouting Report

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Emmanuel Acho Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: Big12
School: Texas Longhorns
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #18
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 245 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round
Drafted 6.34 in 2012 by CLE

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.73
Bench press24
Vertical jump35.5
Broad jump9'10

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Emmanuel Acho, ILB, Texas

The Texas Longhorns have been putting defenders in the NFL for years and they'll continue that long tradition with linebacker Emmanuel Acho. His potential scheme versatility can push him higher on draft boards, but he lacks the ideal size and athleticism to demand higher consideration.

With a long frame, it looks as though Acho could still be growing into his body. Defenses that like to have their linebackers sit back in zone coverage will greatly appreciate his ability to tackle in open spaces and flow to the ball with ease. Acho doesn't have great speed, but he takes good angles, makes good decisions and is sound in his assignments. Moving forward, he's going to need to bulk up, especially if he wants to play inside.

When blitzing, his long arms help him fend off blockers well and create leverage. Since NFL offenses are working the middle of the field more often due to the league's rule changes, Acho's coverage skills make him an ideal strong-side linebacker who can also be used as a blitzer.

Last Updated Jan-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

Not sure why not one of you have Acho getting drafted. He should go somewhere between the 5th and 7th round

Posted by:
MStewart9 03/11/12 05:45 PM