49ers select third CB, SMU's Kenneth Acker

49ers select third CB, SMU's Kenneth Acker
May 10, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Kenneth Acker started all 12 games as a senior and led the team with three interceptions. (USATSI)

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers selected yet another cornerback, going with Kenneth Acker of Southern Methodist in the sixth round with the No. 180 overall selection.

Kenneth Acker
6 foot
190 pounds
Selection: Sixth round, No. 180 overall

Chosen ahead of . . . CB Antone Exum (Virginia Tech), QB David Fales (San Jose State), WR Robert Herron (Wyoming), CB E.J. Gaines (Missouri).

College career: A four-year player, he started all 12 games as a senior. He led the team with three interceptions and was seventh on the team with 46 tackles, including 38 solo. He recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, including his first career sack. He was a second-team all-conference selection in his final two seasons.

Scouting report: “Very good size. Clean footwork, fluid hips and good balance in his pedal. Good coverage instincts. Sorts out route combos and reacts to the thrown ball. Good route recognition, anticipation and ball production. Has a 36-inch vertical jump and adjusts well to the ball in the air. Plays with confidence. Willing in run support.” –NFL.com

How he fits: Acker’s best path to a roster spot is on special teams. He has very good hands, which makes him a possibility in the 49ers’ return game.



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