In the coming months, you’ll hear the marquee names of defensive playmakers like Kyle Van Noy, Ryan Shazier, and C.J Mosely. These players will highlight the class at linebacker, but what about a player that is flying under the radar? Jeremiah Attaochu played his final game with Georgia Tech on Monday and he didn’t disappoint.
I’ve been a fan of Attaochu for a while now, and I’m very glad that he had a good game on the national stage. He is a very athletic player that currently plays on the outside in the 4-3 defense, but could transition into a very nice prospect as a 3-4 player. His versatility to play in any scheme is something that NFL teams are going to love. Attaochu will thrive as a pass-rusher, but his abilities to drop back in pass coverage and battle against the run are very under-rated.
Strengths: Plays very quick, Aggressive play-maker, Has a history at multiple positions, Has room for improvement
Weaknesses: Penalties are a concern, Struggles to get off of blocks at times
Projected Round: 2nd-4th… Some team could fall in love with his athleticism and reach at the end of the second round; the most he’ll fall is the beginning of the 4th round
Attaochu has very good size and length, and he plays big on the field. The biggest thing he must show at the next level to have a long career is consistency. He showed it in college, but to be fair, Pittsburgh and Virginia aren’t exactly elite opponents. From all that I have watched, I expect Attaochu to be able to carry a defense and eventually become a big leader.