The Chargers have reached a deal with a player for whom they moved up in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The club has agreed with Georgia Tech outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu on a four-year contract, PFT’s Mike Florio reported on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-3, 252-pound Attaochu notched 196 tackles and 31.5 sacks in four seasons with the Yellow Jackets. He recorded a career-best 12.5 sacks as a senior.
Attaochu, 21, is reinforcement at a position where the Chargers have some experienced veterans, with Dwight Freeney entering his 13th NFL season and Jarret Johnson beginning his 12th professional campaign.
The Chargers traded from No. 57 to No. 50 with Miami to select Attaochu, surrendering a 2014 fourth-round pick in the process.