Sam Acho Scouting Report
Sam Acho
Sam Acho - Texas (HT: 6-1⅝ - WT: 262)
Combine 40: 4.68 - Position Rank: 12 of 55

Positives: Good athlete... Above average speed... Hustle pass rusher... Solid quickness and agility... Solid burst off the ball... Can play with good leverage... Plays with good pad level... Solid bull rusher... Gives good effort... Plays the run okay... Stays active... Sees quite a few double teams... Makes a lot of plays near the line of scrimmage... Good lateral movement... Solid in pursuit... Good tackler... Decent instincts... Relentless... Plays to the whistle... Good motor... Football smart... Spends a lot of time in the video room... Disciplined... Has not missed a game in three seasons... Very good character... Humble leader... Won the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy for combination of academics, community service and on-field performance... A 2009 and 2010 Arthur Ashe Award recipient (national award for minority student-athletes)... Parents live in Nigeria, travels overseas for medical and religious missions... Texas representative at the 2009 NCAA Leadership Conference... Selected All-Big 12 first team for the 2010 season.

Negatives: Lacks the explosiveness to be a premier pass rusher at defensive end... Does not use his hands well... Can be run at... Does not set the edge well... Can be washed past the pocket if he comes in too aggressive... Similar to former Longhorns' Brian Orakpo and Sergio Kindle, an undersized defensive end, a bit of a tweener... Had a very good combine and will probably move to 3-4 OLB, had a very impressive 1.66 10-yard split... Still harnessing his tools... Mean streak is still developing... Did not play much his first two seasons.

  137 93 44 32½ 19 8 0 0 0
2007 Texas   6 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
2008 Texas   14 9 5 3 3 1 0 0 0
2009 Texas   59 42 17 13 7 2 0 0 0
2010 Texas   58 39 19 15½ 8 5 0 0 0

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