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Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho - #18 - ILB

Height: 6-1 5/8
Weight: 238
Speed: 4.71
Arm: 33
Hand: 10
Wingspan: 80 1/4
Birthdate: 11/10/1990
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Grade: 5.09

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 Texas Pro Day 6-1 5/8 237 9 7/8 32 3/4 80 3/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 5/8 238 10 33 80 1/4 4.76 24 9'10" 35 1/2
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-1 235 9 7/8 32 1/2 79 7/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 3/4 237 4.85

 

Notes:

Born to Nigerian parents. Brother, Sam, played defensive end at Texas and was an Arizona Cardinals fourth-round pick in 2011. Emmanuel also competed in basketball and track and field (shot put, discus) as a Texas prep. Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman in 2008, recording 11 tackles without one for loss or a sack. Missed three games because of a knee injury. Played in 14 games (two starts on the weak side) in ’09, tallying 49-10-2 with one pass breakup, one interception and three forced fumbles. Started 7-of-11 games in which he played in ’10 — seven at middle linebacker, four at strong-side ’backer — and totaled 87-12-3 with six pass breakups and one interception (57-yard TD against Florida Atlantic). Did not play against Iowa State (left knee). Was the Longhorns’ leading tackler in ’11 after logging 131-19-3 with six pass breakups and one forced fumble in 13 starts at WLB.

Positives:

Has large hands and a big wing span — long arms to play off blocks. Can scrape and flow when freed up. Has a 351⁄2-inch vertical jump. Good work ethic. Versatile — has played all three positions. Solid production. Terrific character. Intelligent and hardworking. Has NFL bloodlines.

Negatives:

Knock-kneed, pigeon-toed and bad-bodied. Not strong at the point. Gives ground to beat blocks. Foot speed is just adequate — gets outrun to the perimeter. Tightly wound with leggy, stiff movement skills (can be exposed in space). Average lateral agility. Tends to clutch and grab in coverage. Dull striker. Limited finishing strength. Does not project as a special-teams standout.

Summary:

Stiff, long-limbed, bad-bodied, three-position backup lacking starter-caliber traits in any area. Could be best playing on the strong side in the pros. 


Emmanuel Acho's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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