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Draft Scout Emmanuel Acho News
10/23/13 - LB Emmanuel Acho was signed earlier this week to replace Jake Knott, who is out because of a hamstring injury. Acho is a very good special teams player and probably will be activated for Sunday's game against the Giants.
09/02/13 - LB Emmanuel Acho was waived by the Eagles Monday.
04/30/12 - A closer look at the Browns' drafts: Round 6/204 - Emmanuel Acho, LB, 6-1, 238, Texas...Acho led the Longhorns with 131 tackles and had 14.5 tackles for loss in 2011. He plays outside linebacker. - The Sports Xchange
04/19/12 - At about this time last year, former Texas linebacker Sam Acho was eagerly awaiting draft day and would be eventually chosen by The Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round. Now, his younger brother, Emmanuel, is playing the same waiting game. But don’t feel too bad for Emmanuel. He’s gotten some help from his big brother along the way. “He helped me understand what was going to happen, so nothing shocked me,” Acho said. “As I put it, he gave me the answers to the test before I had to take it. I was not surprised by anything.” Acho knew how to prepare for the physical and mental examinations that teams gave him throughout this process and during the NFL Combine. Although Emmanuel partially tore his quadricep while running the 40-yard dash, he felt he did enough to stand out to the coaches. But Emmanuel isn’t stressing about who picks him on draft day or where he will go next year. “In talking to my brother who went through the process last year, he told me not to worry where I got picked but just to get in the door,” Acho said. “As soon as you get in the door, which is the NFL, then you worry about making a team.” Emmanuel knows that once he is drafted, there is still a lot of work to be done. But he feels that his versatility and high football IQ will help him come draft day. He said he doesn’t know if coaches have seen him play at the middle linebacker position enough. But they definitely know he can play outside linebacker. “Where you get drafted is more like stars coming out of high school; it is all about pride,” Acho said. “Once you are there, everyone is on a level playing field.” - Lauren Giudice, UT The Daily Texan
03/21/12 - Sam Acho long has been there for his younger brother. But Sam's rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals might have benefited Emmanuel more than anything Sam has ever done for his sibling. Despite being only a fourth-round draft pick, Sam made 10 starts, had 40 tackles, seven sacks and four forced fumbles last season for the Cardinals. "That was a lot of my motivation last year," Sam said Tuesday. "Obviously, I wanted to play to the best of my ability and be my best on the field and give more to God, because that's why I feel he created me. But in addition to that, I realized that if I played better, that helped out Emmanuel." Emmanuel's time is coming. The outside linebacker did position drills for scouts at Texas' Pro Day on Tuesday despite tearing his right quadriceps last month at the NFL Scouting Combine. At the combine, Acho had a 35 1/2-inch vertical with 24 reps in the 225-pounds bench press and a 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump. He ran a 4.73 in the 40-yard dash before injuring himself on his second 40 attempt in Indianapolis. "I tried to put it in fifth gear and found out I only had four," Emmanuel Acho said. "... I was very thankful that God gave me the chance to come out here and be injury-free [at the Pro Day], or be pain-free at least, and I was able to show that I'm still fluid, even though I wasn't 100 percent. I believe I looked close to it." For the first time since 2000, the Longhorns might not have a player selected in the first three rounds. Acho is projected as a fifth-rounder. - Charean Williams, The Fort Worth Star Telegram