Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior with totals of 129 tackles/19 tackles for loss/3 sacks. Junior numbers included 87/12/3. Multiple all-academic selections.
Positives: Efficient, intelligent defender with a tremendous head for the game. Quickly diagnoses the action, takes good angles to the play and is efficient. Uses his hands to protect himself, stays with assignments and consistently positions himself to make a play on the ball. Is a solid open-field tackler. Breaks down well, keeps his feet off the initial block and immediately makes his way to the ballcarrier. Gets depth on pass drops, slides off blocks and displays a great sense for what's happening on the field.
Negatives: Lacks great foot speed and the ability to catch ballcarriers in pursuit. Not forceful up the field on the blitz. Lacks range in coverage
Analysis: Acho is a smart football player who makes up for his limited athleticism with intelligent play. He does the little things well and offers potential as a backup linebacker in a variety of defensive systems.
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