Chargers agree with second-round pick Jeremiah Attaochu

AP

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.

9 responses to “Chargers agree with second-round pick Jeremiah Attaochu

  1. Kid can fly. Brings speed to the edge. I know the inevitable Charger haters will be commenting, but all six of the Chargers draft picks will contribute next year. And unlike most other teams, the Chargers don’t get worked up playing Big Head.

  2. Nice to see so many deals getting done quickly. The years of waiting until the season started for some high-round draft picks to agree to terms was miserable.

  3. In Telesco We Trust…AJ had some nice drafts at first but I wonder how much of that early success was an extension of the late GM John Butler who drafted LT and Brees in the same year. So glad we got rid of The Lord of No Rings

  4. As a GT alum who watches games regularly … SD got a nice piece in Attaochu. Smart kid who has talent, but more importantly hustles every play.

  5. jekkerbirrus says: May 20, 2014 4:51 PM

    Kid can fly. Brings speed to the edge. I know the inevitable Charger haters will be commenting, but all six of the Chargers draft picks will contribute next year.
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    I hate the Chargers, but look forward to the development of Mack and Attaochu.

  6. The “Lord of No Rings” thing was weak when Jay Paris coined it, and when Vincent Jackson’s butt hurt agent threw it out there too. 31 GMs don’t win a ring every year, there are a ton of GMs who never won one.

    I’m loving the job Telesco has done so far, but I won’t jump on the crap on AJ Smith bandwagon. Facts are facts, dude had the team in contention for a decade, sadly the players weren’t able to get it done. No, he wasn’t perfect, and Spanos waited a year too long to make the changes at the top. But I’m an old man and I’ve been a Chargers fan long enough to remember the many years the team never even had a shot.

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