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Jeremiah Attaochu

Report Prepared By John Harris

Breakdown:

#45
Class: Senior
Height: 6'3 1/8"
Weight: 252 lbs.
School: Georgia Tech
Bio:
  • Sixth in the nation in sacks in 2013 (12.5)
  • Georgia Tech's All-time leader in sacks (31.5)
  • Set a personal career high with four sacks v. Georgia (2013)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2013)
  • Third-team All-American (2013)
  • Moved to DE in 2013 after three years at OLB

 

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Attaochu has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile
  • During Monday's practice, he played at ILB which I think is a major mistake.  He’s got to be a space player but the experience of playing inside can’t hurt.  But, he’s not really had a chance to show what he can do off the edge.  Hopefully, the Jaguars coaching staff will give him that opportunity to hit the edge Tuesday and/or Wednesday.

Pros

  • Patient and disciplined on backside of runs - playing cutback, counter, reverse and boot
  • Varies up his rush and stance to keep OL/TE guessing
  • Plays down the LOS well
  • Attacks in pursuit with intelligent angles
  • Physically willing
  • Decent use of hands on pass rush
  • Closing speed

Cons

  • Doesn't burst off the ball consistently
  • First step is slow on occasion
  • Doesn't play violently
  • Lacks football awareness
  • No pass rush repertoire at all
  • Pass drop skills are completely raw (and at DE in 2013, he didn't get much work on it)

Film Room

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

1:46 Watch the closing speed, then watch how he almost pulls off once he gets to QB - strange
2:10 Gets pushed around too much - needs to anchor on the edge
2:45 TE blocks him with ease - no stack and shed ability here at all
3:27 The good and bad - the lateral quickness to avoid TE, then getting mashed by OL

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

0:18 This is why NFL teams will be intrigued - good hand placement, shows speed, closes fast on QB
3:24 Watch entire play - speed to track fast RB, relentless effort to get there and save a TD (saved 4 pts)