Right now, a lot of us are frustrated that the Cardinals took Running Back Ryan Williams and Tight End Robert Housler instead of some of the pass rushers who were available like Akeem Ayers, Brooks Reed, and Dontay Moch. But a guy who could fill that need that was also projected to go in the second or third round at one point could still be on the board for the Cardinals, and his name is Sam Acho.Acho played Defensive End for the Texas Longhorns, and while they vastly underperformed as a team last season he had a good year racking up eight sacks with 60 tackles. He is also viewed as a tweener who can play either 4-3 Defensive End or 3-4 Outside Linebacker for whichever team takes him. He also preformed well in the Combine posting a 4.63 in the 40 yard dash, along with a 37.5 inch vertical leap and good performances in the Linebacker drills.
He is also viewed as someone with good character, which has been important in recent drafts by the Cardinals, and he won the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy for excellence in the classroom and the community.
Our friends at Mocking The Draft view Acho as someone who can be one of the sleepers in the Draft who can be an effective pass rusher in the NFL that is also fundamentally sound enough to help overcome some of his weaknesses and has a good motor in him.
While Sam Acho was probably not the first choice for a lot of us, he could still be a good fit as an Outside Linebacker in the 3-4 Defense that Ray Horton plans to run. How would you feel if the Cardinals took him, and is there anyone else you would like to see the Cardinals draft instead of Acho?