Posted: 9:41 am Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Hamstring sidelines Attaochu for combine 

By Ken Sugiura

Former Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu will have to wait until Tech’s pro day to perform before NFL scouts. He will not participate in testing and drills at the upcoming NFL draft combine due to a partially torn hamstring, Attaochu’s agent Pat Dye Jr. said Thursday morning.

“The hamstring has pretty much forced him to focus on his rehab instead of focusing on his (combine preparation),” Dye said.

Attaochu suffered the injury at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., in January. At the combine, Attaochu will undergo the physicals and interviews administered by the league’s 32 teams. Dye was confident that Attaochu will be ready to perform at Tech’s pro day March 28.

Dye said that Attaochu is also nursing a wrist injury, which will preclude him even from taking part in the bench press portion of the combine.

Dye said that he expects that Attaochu will likely be drafted somewhere between the bottom half of the second round and the end of the fourth round. He noted his productivity at Tech, his ideal size, weight and speed for the rush linebacker spot that many peg him for and his “off the charts” character.

Attaochu’s injury is probably a benefit for his former Yellow Jackets teammates hoping for a chance to play in the NFL. Tech’s pro day will likely draw a larger audience of NFL scouts and coaches since it will be the first and perhaps only time that Attaochu will perform the 40-yard dash and other drills.

30 comments
POAD2013
POAD2013

Attaochu is the kind of Person that will be good in any locker room or on the practice field. He is all Class and will only help any team that gets him.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

"Dye said that he expects that Attaochu will likely be drafted somewhere between the bottom half of the second round and the end of the fourth round."

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And there will be many teams realizing their mistake by not picking him in a couple of years.  He's a heck of a football player.

juvenal
juvenal

sorry-did not post with your comment that there is a big dif between grads & alums, Mike.....

TechTroll13
TechTroll13

I'm waiting for WhE/Banning to explain to us how this is CPJ's fault.

ChopChamps95
ChopChamps95

Unless he hasn't fully healed or has a bad pro day, I can't see Attaochu falling past the 3rd round.  If he has a good pro day, I think he's got a decent shot of being a solid 2nd round pick for someone needing a 3-4 DE/LB.

juvenal
juvenal

someone will give him a look......

juvenal
juvenal

all grads are alums, reverse not true.......

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

But I thought Johnson's recruits never made it to the NFL.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

@MikeBanning  

I read the article. Where does it say a word about CPJ or Tech? Just one more time that our resident liar tries to find a way to bash CPJ and Tech.............. Sheesh

inoto20
inoto20

@GeorgeStein  

Getting drafted means making it to the nfl? Ok

Offense is where you'll never see any tech players in the nfl as long as pj is coaching. As for defense. maybe a couple will get drafted every 5 years. Hardly the way it was in the past when gt would normally have a first rounder and future starter every couple of years. 

Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB
Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB

Wiener, why don't you go stand in front of the mirror and spew your nonsense. Nobody here is interested in anything you have to say. I sure as heck am not.

juvenal
juvenal

George, you are being as silly, as, well, MB-the definition applies whatever the #s, have met/know of many folks proud alums of places they left for whatever reason, like the guy who started the V, as often as you are both arguing on here, had to be at least one time he was right & you were wrong(tho' i don't recall it ever happening to me..)

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning Then go to ten.   Hell, go to a hundred.   Whatever size you think is statistically significant, go that number of meetings and get back to me.  

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning Next time you're at an alumni association meeting (of Gwinnett Tech) let me know how many non-graduates are there.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning Seriously, you're trashing Thomas?   He's one of the ten best receivers in the NFL.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@inoto20 On what planet is getting drafted not equal to making it to the NFL?   That's the whole point of the draft.

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@inoto20 @GeorgeStein

Awesome, a UGA fan telling GT fans that "offense is where you'll never see any tech players in the nfl as long as pj is coaching." 


Demaryius Thomas (WR) (13 rec 118 yds 1td in the most recent Super Bowl)

Jonathan Dwyer (RB)

Anthony Allen (RB)

Stephen Hill (WR)

Kevin Cone (WR)


Clowns like you, inoto20, do keep the blogs interesting.

juvenal
juvenal

not so-allgrads are alums, but not all alums are grads.......

juvenal
juvenal

he's right, George-get over it-unfortunately, Jimmy also qualifies as an alumnus under the former student catecory........

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning Congratulations.   Alum is generally synonymous with graduate, but whatever.   If you feel good, that's fine.