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Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB

School: Georgia Tech  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Washington, DC
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 252 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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STRENGTHS: Looks the part with an athletic build and long arms, using his range to make plays all over the field. Good get-off quickness with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier from behind and finish. Impressive blend of athleticism and strength to work off blocks and battle through the whistle.

Active with stunts and creative rushes to find ways to get to the pocket. Uses natural dip and bend to get around blockers.

Has shown improved recognition and gap integrity against the run, as well as patience when dropping back into coverage. Quick hands to rip at the ball as it arrives in coverage, and shows good overall football intelligence and work ethic.

WEAKNESSES: Will struggled to keep himself clean at contact. Looked like a fish out of water at the Senior Bowl when asked to played off the line of scrimmage as a traditional strong-side linebacker in a 4-3 alignment. Fiery player with a violent temperament, but needs to keep his wits on the field and control his intensity. Doesn?t always appear to have a plan and will bite hard on play-fakes and get grabby in coverage.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A native of Nigeria, Attaochu lined up as a stand-up outside linebacker and occasionally attacked the edge as a defensive end for the Yellow Jackets

He was one of only three ACC players with double-digit sacks in 2012, leading the team with 10 sacks and 12 tackles for loss and earning All-ACC honorable mention honors. He backed that up with a first team All-ACC regular season in 2013, racking up 12 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss.

Attaochu is an intriguing prospect who saw time at inside linebacker, outside linebacker and rushed from a three-point stance at the Senior Bowl. Not surprisingly, Attaochu showed his greatest comfort when rushing the quarterback, demonstrating burst, agility and a powerful slap-and-sidestep to get past would-be blockers, and will be appealing to defenses utilizing 3-4 schemes.

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04/15/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Linebackers: Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 252, 4.68, 2...A native of Nigeria, Attaochu saw time at inside linebacker, outside linebacker and showed great versatility. At the Senior Bowl, he looked decent rushing from a three-point stance, but seemed lost in space when he played off the line in 4-3 setup. Plays with intensity that sometimes leads him to abandon discipline. Collected 12.5 sacks in 2013 and his career total of 31.5 is a school record. Frankly: Can base his career on pass-rush ability alone as defensive end or OLB in the right scheme. If he manages to become more comfortable and consistent doing other things that will be a plus. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
 

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