49ers Select CB – Kenneth Acker out of SMU at No. 180


The 49ers select cornerback Kenneth Acker out of SMU with the 190th pick in the NFL Draft.

School: Southern Methodist Experience:
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
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A big, short-area, zone corner with intriguing ball skills to stick as a No. 4 or No. 5 corner and special-teams contributor.
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.
Average press strength. Struggled keeping phase with Texas A&M WR Mike Evans down the field and will struggle vs. the physicality of bigger receivers. Low, dive tackler.
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