"I had to change the way I read plays," Acker recalled. "When you're on the inside, you're reading the guards and the tackles. When you're on the outside, you've got to look at the tackles, but then there's also a [running back or tight end] on your toes, and you don't know if he's running a route. So it was a little new to me. My coach came to me last year and said, 'We need you to play that position.' It was best for the team, and that's what I had to do."