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

San Diego Chargers Trade Up To Select Jeremiah Attaochu


The San Diego Chargers moved up in the draft in order to take LB Jeremiah Attaochu. The number of pass rushers in the draft was dwindling down so the team was not able to sit back and wait for a pass rusher to be tehre for them.

Attaochu was the last true linebacker on the draft board and he will be able to help the team’s pass rush immediately. The team had one of the worst pass defenses in the league last season and they helped the cause by taking CB Jason Verrett in the first round and by taking Attaochu in the 2nd round.

The team filled a couple of holes on the roster with their first two additions. Attaochu will rotate at linebacker with Jarret Johnson and Dwight Freeney and will get to learn from them both. He should get plenty of chances to hit Peyton Manning next season.

Hopefully we see the team get after a wide receiver in the next round… or an offensive lineman.

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  • vct

    Huh?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      it is attaochu

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Bless you. I’m nicking him “Sneezy”. You heard it here first…lol.

  • Nick619chargers4life

    Lol typo

    • vct

      Ernie really likes Latimer I guess.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        i am not sure why it says Latimer on the app… weird

        • Nick Mansoor

          What if we did pick Latimer and this is like Inception??? :0

        • NativeSanDiegan

          Has correct title here in the middle of the Pacific, at least on my falling apart Droid Maxx

  • Nick Mansoor

    So happy we snagged him! I cursed in happiness when I heard his name

    • Diegoblue

      Yes sir !! Great pick

  • Nolan

    What did they trade to get him?

    • Diegoblue

      4th rounder

  • powderBLUE801

    Still think we should have traded up quicker to snag KVN. But I like this guy too.

  • Will

    WHY THE HELL WOULDNT YOU TAKE NIX?!?!?!?

    • Diegoblue

      I think his knees might that bad

    • Nick Mansoor

      Because he gets pushed on his ass way too easily. He projected to go in the first, and a lot of other NT’S got picked up before him for a reason

    • powderBLUE801

      Cuz nix sux!!! Lol

    • Daniel Sutter

      Injuries and lazy work ethic

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Why don’t you take him in Oakland, you loser donut brain??!!!

  • Nick Mansoor

    Ernie, Jeremiah Attoucho was our #2, not Latimer. Just noticed your title

  • Conor Cahill

    Title is wrong fyi

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      not sure why it says latimer on the title… and i can’t change it now

      • NativeSanDiegan

        It’s fine here in Hi

  • powderBLUE801

    So mad latimer went to the donkeys.

    • Nick Mansoor

      Yeah me too bro. I threw up in my mouth a little when I heard his name called by Mingo

      • powderBLUE801

        Yeah me too. Now I hate me some latimer!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      ha.. i never was a big fan of him, always wanted richardson or landry over him… if we get landry, i would be stoked

      • powderBLUE801

        I like moncrief too.

      • esco charger

        I dont think telesco likes the 4th round at least we know that we are consistent we trade up in the second

  • BlueBoltFan

    I like the pick. Good upside. And he has the motor and nasty demeanor to become the impact player we know he can be. Welcome to the Bolts Attaochu!

  • Loco Bravo

    That second round pick was a reach, and the Bolts gave up a fourth rounder to move up. The Chargers STILL need CB’s and if the defensive back field fails again like last year, the “draft pickers” will look like fools. This is a new year and a more difficult schedule; it will be hard to improve on last years lucky turn out of 9-7. This is a team still in the rebuilding years and we don’t need to go back to the stupid choices of A. J. Smith. It’s going to be a bumpy ride for my Bolts this year – hang on!

  • Loco Bravo

    Most you you dim wits never heard of Jerry Attochu before yesterday, now you say he was a great pick “I liked him on my board” you all say. WE NEED CB’S – and we need them now, get the picture?