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Combine: Texas DE Sam Acho Gives Orakpo A Lot of Praise

Sam Acho
Sam Acho

The defensive ends are rolling through the media room right now. Acho, a very well-spoken prospect, is slated to be drafted in the 2nd round. The former Texas Longhorn cited Brian Orakpo a lot for his emergence:

I think the biggest thing I learned from playing with Orakpo is he was already one of the best athletes on the field but he always just had full effort. He never quit on any plays. That's probably the biggest thing I've learned. You see a lot of guys who are phenomenal athletes but they don't try their best all the time. Orakpo's a guy who gave 100 percent effort all the time and that's probably the biggest lesson I've learned from him.

On playing in the 3-4:

"Brian Orakpo (the 2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year) played at Texas and made that same transition,"
the personable and articulate Acho said. "I've been working on my drops the past couple months and I did it a little bit at Texas, as well, so I think it'll be a smooth transition."

Video of the interview after the jump:


(Video stolen with love from JimmyK of BGN, who's sitting next to me at the combine)