Chargers Draft

Chargers Interested in Georgia Tech LB Jeremiah Attaochu


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

The San Diego Chargers have shown some interest in Georgia Tech LB Jeremiah Attaochu. Attaochu had his Pro Day a couple of weeks ago and the Chargers went to visit him the following week according to Gil Brandt. The Chargers also showed interest in the youngster during the NFL Combine.

Attaochu would be a prospect that the Chargers could consider in the 2nd round of the draft. He would give the team another pass rusher and he could be the future at the postition.

The Chargers have a couple of aging outside linebackers on the roster already and the team needs to look toward the future at the position. Melvin Ingram will be the future on one side and Attaochu could hold down the other outside linebacker spot.

Adding Attaochu would give the team another pass rusher to throw at the problem. The position is fairly crowded at the moment, so Coach John Pagano would have to find a way to mix in Dwight Freeney, Jarret Johnson, Melvin Ingram and the rookie. All the outside linebackers on the roster had to deal with injuries last season, so filling up the roster with options for the position could help the pass rush this season.