Nov 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu (45) in action against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremiah Attaochu highlights and scouting report


Here are some highlights on the Chargers latest selection in the NFL Draft: Jeremiah Attaochu

Here is his scouting report via CBS Sports:

STRENGTHS: Looks the part with an athletic build and long arms, using his range to make plays all over the field. Good get-off quickness with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier from behind and finish. Impressive blend of athleticism and strength to work off blocks and battle through the whistle.

Active with stunts and creative rushes to find ways to get to the pocket. Uses natural dip and bend to get around blockers.

Has shown improved recognition and gap integrity against the run, as well as patience when dropping back into coverage. Quick hands to rip at the ball as it arrives in coverage, and shows good overall football intelligence and work ethic.

WEAKNESSES: Will struggled to keep himself clean at contact. Looked like a fish out of water at the Senior Bowl when asked to played off the line of scrimmage as a traditional strong-side linebacker in a 4-3 alignment. Fiery player with a violent temperament, but needs to keep his wits on the field and control his intensity. Doesn’t always appear to have a plan and will bite hard on play-fakes and get grabby in coverage.

It will be fun to see Attaochu and Melvin Ingram get after the quarterbacks. They will be expected to produce and there will no longer be any excuses for John Pagano to produce… unless they all get hurt again.

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  • Nick619chargers4life

    Beast !

  • Derek

    This guy continued to produce and improve each yr. with pagano we can develop his hands because he won’t get any faster

  • FitzWilly

    can’t wait to see Atta Boy Choo Choo Train and Supa Fly Melvin together
    QB’s have been put on notice
    Well done TT
    another solid draft :)

    • Cgoodness13

      dem nicknames

      • FitzWilly

        everyone needs a hobby lol
        real stocked to see this kid play
        gonna be fun

  • Julien Bélair

    I LOOOOVVVEEE this pick good job trading up to get this beast

    • Gunnar Martin

      Same here. This dude is GOOD. So fun to watch. And even better, he has so much untapped potential left in him that we could see develop over the next few years. Fantastic job by TT.

  • chargersfanfromswitzerland

    welcome to san diego jeremiah attaouchu!! love the pic, only negative that we had to trade up, but i can easily live with this!!