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LA Chargers: The biggest draft busts of the Tom Telesco era

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Jeremiah Attaochu
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3. Jeremiah Attaochu, 2014, pick 50

Just a spoiler warning, there are no more first-round picks on this list. As already mentioned, Telesco has done a really good job of drafting in the first round with the worst pick talent-wise probably being Tillery. Some would argue that D.J. Fluker has a case for this list but he was at least an average to above-average offensive lineman for the Bolts. It wasn't the best pick, but it wasn't an awful one either.

After taking Verrett with the 25th pick in the draft, Telesco doubled down on defense in his second draft with the Chargers and selected outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. Melvin Ingram had not turned into the Melvin Ingram we know and love yet and Attaochu was meant to help the pass rush on the Bolts.

Attaochu did not make an impact in year one and his career never really took off with the team, either. He was a serviceable special teams player, which added value, but you are looking for much more than that out of a second-round pick.

Attaochu ended up just playing out his rookie contract with the Chargers before leaving the team for the Denver Broncos. He is still in the league because of his value as a depth player on special teams but he is certainly a bust all things considered for the Chargers.

In his four-year career with the Bolts, Attaochu recorded just 10 sacks with 83 total tackles.

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