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Jeremiah Attaochu Defensive End Georgia Tech

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Jeremiah Attaochu | Defensive End
    Team: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    Age / DOB: (21) / 1/17/1993
    Ht / Wt: 6'3' / 235
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    Georgia Tech edge player Jeremiah Attaochu ran a forty in the 4.5 range at Friday's pro day.
    Attaochu showed off his versatility for scouts, working out as both a linebacker and defensive linemen. Attaochu tore his right hamstring during the Senior Bowl, an injury that forced him out of the combine. "I think I did great," Attaochu said. "I think I surprised myself a little bit. I had an injury. I rehabbed the injury and I was still able to run (the 40-yard dash) pretty good. I was in the 4.5s everywhere." Attaochu is Rotoworld's No. 28 overall player. Mar 28 - 9:09 PM
    Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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  2. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Attaochu and Lawrence are both wild cards, to me. I see them sneaking into the first round after Ford gets taken much earlier than expected.
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  3. CowboysLaw87

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    Can't say I disagree at all. Attaochu and Lawrence are the high athletic upside guys, more so than Crichton or Murphy. Attaochu gets rave reviews for his motor, leadership, etc. as well. One of my favorite prospects in this draft.
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  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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  5. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    A very interesting player. Not really sure how he would fit here in Dallas. He is too weak at POA right now to be an every down DE. I love his natural bend and pass rush skills though. Combine has him listed at 252 #'s
  6. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    guy is clearly an animal.
  7. dasander

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    Too bad we switched to a 4-3, because he would be perfect in our old 3-4 defense.
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  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, he would be a beast in a 34. I know there are some small DE's around the league but I'm not sure here. He's only 6'3", which means that he probably won't be able to put on much more weight and still maintain his agility. He does have 33" reach so that's a good thing.
  9. visionary

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    agreed

    same thing worries me about taking Dee Ford in rd 1, though he is more compactly built and stronger, he is still 6-2, 252
  10. CowboysLaw87

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    Ford compared to Attoachu is interesting. I've said all along that Attoachu is a hair quicker-twitch, and with that extra inch and a bit more length, he's the guy I feel like can put on 8-12 lbs. over time and be the higher ceiling, every down DE.

    Not that I dislike Ford, and I do believe Ford offers the better chance at an immediate impact. Both guys are better off in the 3-4 though. How often has that happened... that up to about 6 legitimate prospects were more in the mold of a 3-4 OLB? Figures...
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  11. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think I agree with this. I think Attoachu, is superior in every way, to Ford as 4-3 player. Ford is better in space and is a much better fit for a 34 IMO. I think Ford would be wasted in a 43 but that's just my opinion. Ford is not very strong but Attoachu is. Ford doesn't really play well with a hand in the dirt and Attoachu does.

    For us, I like Attoachu much better.
  12. CowboysLaw87

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    I like Attoachu better too, for the reasons I gave, but I don't think the "hand in the dirt" thing really means much. It's not whether a guy is in a 2 or 3 point stance, it's his alignment. For instance, Ware typically lined up as a "7" while in a 2-pt stance as a 3-4 OLB, while Trent Cole and Jason Babin lined up in the "9" and therefore further from harm's way in Philly's 2011-2012 defense, even though they were technically playing as DE's with their "hand in the dirt."

    I understand that 3-4 OLB's have the added responsibility of playing in space, and you raise a good point that Ford is probably a better player in that regard. But when it comes to rushing the passer, it's substance over form. I generally don't care whether the guy is best in a 2 or 3 point stance, but if one of the two can only speed rush outside and the other can hold up better v. the run and can rush inside as well, that's big.
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't really draw much from playing down or up either but the strength in the run game is critical, as you point out. I think Attoachu would be a better fit for us as well.
  14. ABQcowboyJR

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    His reach is good which will give him a chance at the next level. If you could get this guy in the third I think it would be great value.
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Morning Son.
  16. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Been watching more tape on this guy and I'm really starting to like him. He is a much better player out of the 3-point stance IMO. He does have some problems when he lets guys get into his body, but this usually happens when he loses technique and relies on only his athletic ability. I would strongly consider taking this guy in the second.
  17. CowboysLaw87

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    I'd gladly use #47 on him. Bonafide RDE in our scheme, who would rush on passing downs to start.

    Base DL: Crawford-McClain-Melton-Selvie

    Nickel DL: Selvie-Crawford-Melton-Attoachu

    Mincey, Bass, Hayden for depth. Could be better, but we'd have some pieces to work with.

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