Jeremiah Attaochu highlights and scouting report

By Ernie Padaon

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

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.