Chargers' 5 biggest draft busts under GM Tom Telesco

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Biggest Chargers draft busts under Tom Telesco: 4. Jeremiah Attaochu, 50th pick in 2014

Tom Telesco's first two second-round picks as the general manager left more to be desired. In the first round of this very same draft the team selected cornerback Jason Verrett, who some may consider to be a member of this list. Injuries certainly held Verrett back but he at least made a Pro Bowl in LA, so there was something there.

Instead, the bust from the 2014 draft is Jeremiah Attaochu, who the team selected with the 50th overall pick in the draft. Obviously, second-round picks have far different expectations than first-round picks but you are still looking to get an impact player out of someone picked in the top 50.

The Chargers didn't really get that with Attaochu. While he made an impact on special teams, he never really had the impact on the defensive side of the ball that the team likely imagined.

Attaochu only started 13 games in his first four seasons for the Chargers, recording a grand total of 10 sacks. That is far from the production you want out of pick 50. He then left the team before eventually returning in 2022 as a depth signing in-season that played in two games.

If Attaochu was a day-three pick it would be understandable but the fact that he was the 50th pick in the draft makes his Chargers career look worse.