Jeremiah Attaochu needed to improve pass rush

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

Tom Telesco did work in the NFL draft. He brought in Jason Verrett at corner to become one of the starters. Verrett has been getting a lot of praise during training camp for the work that he has put in. Chris Watt has moved up the depth chart and is working with the first team. Another player that  the fans are sitting on the edge of their seats to see is Jeremiah Attaochu.

The Chargers traded up in the draft in order to select Attaochu in the 2nd round. He is expected to provide a pass rush to a team that was sorely lacking anything that resembled a pass rush. Last season, there wasn’t a threat on the defensive front to pound on quarterbacks. Thomas Keiser was one of the only guys to get past the offensive line in order to make plays. THOMAS KEISER! This year, the team needs to find some others to make things happen.

Attaochu is one guy that the defense will be leaning on to make plays in the back field. He has the most potential on the roster to get after the quarterback. He shows a quick first step off of the line and will need to get after Peyton Manning and the other quarterbacks in the league.

He has the most ability and needs to make an impact for this defense. He will need to latch on to Dwight Freeney and milk him for every piece of information that he has.

Attaochu won’t be asked to be a starter in his first season, but he will get plenty of action and people will still be expecting results. We know that sack numbers don’t tell the whole story, but we want it to be part of the story!