Kyle Kraska's Take: Chargers GM Tom Telesco proved last year he's willing to move up in the draft to get the player he wants. In a similar deal to 2013's move to get Manti Te'o, Telesco gave a 4th round pick to Miami to move up 7 spots in the 2nd round to select Georgia Tech Outside Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. The Yellowjacket's all-time sacks leader is a solid pass-rusher with great athleticism. Born in Nigeria, he grew up playing soccer but blossomed into a linebacker's body. I'll introduce Jeremiah to San Diego during our Draft Day Special, live Saturday (May 10) on CBS News 8 at 4:30.
In the 89th pick of the night, Chargers also select offensive lineman Chris Watt out of Notre Dame.
According to Chargers.com, Attaochu is a star outside linebacker during his time at Georgia Tech, Jeremiah Attaochu possesses the type of versatility defensive coordinators covet as they get more creative in their schemes. That’s why during Senior Bowl practices, he took reps at outside linebacker, inside linebacker and defensive end with his hand on the ground.
Attaochu made a quick impact at the collegiate level, registering 23 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks in a reserve role as a true freshman. He steadily improved each season, and as a senior, dominated by recording 45 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. Overall, Attaochu set the Yellow Jacket record with 31.5 career sacks, which also ranks fifth in ACC history.