NFL Draft 2012: Cleveland Browns Take Texas LB Emmanuel Acho In Sixth Round

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Emmanuel Acho #18 of the Texas Longhorns sacks Richard Brehaut #12 of the UCLA Bruins during the second quarter at Rose Bowl on September 17, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Acho, one of the few bright spots during Texas football's last two seasons, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 204 selection in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Dallas native, who attended high school at St. Mark's, started 26 games for the Longhorns over the last three years at OLB. He was one of the leaders of the defense in 2011, with 117 tackles, including 13.5 for loss, as well as 3 sacks.

At 6'2 240, Acho doesn't have ideal size, but NFL scouts think his football IQ and athleticism will allow him to make a mark in either a 3-4 or a 4-3 scheme.

As a rookie, he'll try to follow in the foot steps of his older brother Sam, a fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2011 who finished his rookie season with 40 tackles and 7 sacks.

An excellent feature on the Acho family's annual medical trip to Nigeria:

For more coverage of all the local players in the 2012 NFL Draft, stay tuned to SB Nation Dallas' exclusive storystream, and for more on Acho's new team, head over to Dawgs By Nature.

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