Posted: 12:08 pm Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Draft wait driving Attaochu crazy 

By Ken Sugiura

The NFL draft is still more than three weeks away. Former Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu would like to speed up the process. Speaking following the Yellow Jackets’ scrimmage Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium, Attaochu said he didn’t ’t think about the draft much before correcting himself.

“I do,” he said. “I try not to, that’s what I need to say. I try not to think about it at all just to keep my sanity because it’ll drive you nuts, just the uncertainty about it.”

Attaochu has been busy working out for teams and visiting with teams. He has visited Indianapolis and Philadelphia and was scheduled for New England Monday, meeting with coaches and team executives.

Meeting such prominent coaches and executives is “not weird,” he said. “I just walk in, I’m like, Hey, I’m here now. Once upon a time, I was seeing you on TV.”

The visits have essentially been interviews, trying to get into his head and test his football knowledge, he said.

“They’ll get really personal with you,” he said. “I learned that at the Senior Bowl and combine. For me, I didn’t have much to hide. I didn’t get in trouble in college, so it was easy to present myself.”

He said that his half-game suspension for punching Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas has been a non-issue. He has also had private workouts with Detroit, San Diego, Indianapolis, New York Giants and New England.

“It’s about 15 minutes, but it’s really high intensity, change of direction,” he said.

Interestingly, the teams that have either worked out Attaochu or brought him in for a visit are split between the 3-4 and 4-3. New England, Detroit and the New York Giants play out of a 4-3, where he’d be a defensive end. Philadelphia, Indianapolis and San Diego use a 3-4, where he’d be an outside linebacker.

Whatever position, whatever team, Attaochu is just ready for the suspense and the workouts to be over.

“I just want to do football stuff,” he said.

30 comments
AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

Oh look.  Jacketman and Supersizes posts got spammed.  MikeBanning throwing a hissy fit again.


He can't debate without getting proved wrong over and over again so he takes to spamming posts.


#keeptrolling

juvenal
juvenal

see reply, Paul.......

drydirtroad
drydirtroad

Another thing that drove Attaochu crazy was Logan Thomas. That punch on national tv that night at BD was the behavior Alabama's Darwin Holt expressed toward Tech's Chick Granning in about 1962 when he socked Chick in his jaw and broke it, causing Tech to drop out of the SEC. Tech doesn't want trash like Jeremiah Attaochu offers. Hurry up and get him out of big city Atl. Maybe he can play for patsy Alabama A&M as some kind of pro-college weirdo. Get this Bama-style Tech player out of Tech, we don't want him. Tech does not want to copy Bama on national tv.

Jim70
Jim70

I looked at the article on fox recruiting in Atlanta, lots of comments but no negative by tech fans.  guess we have class, which we knew.


Attaochu will do well, catholic hs, good discipline and hopefully cpj follows up recruiting there.

BleedingGold
BleedingGold

There's no point in trying to rationalize things with GTBayBee. He's just another loser who tries to put our athletic program down.

POAD2013
POAD2013

I hope he goes to a halfway decent teams. He a a very fine young man with a bright future no matter what he does.

GTBee
GTBee

'Didn't have MUCH to hide'? . . . means he has something to hide.  His suspension and the punch to VT QB led to us losing that critical game.  I would not say it was a non-issue to me or GT fans.

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

Same thing happened to me, AJ. I asked MikeBanning (WnE) on this blog if he has flagged or spammed anyone's posts and he has never answered. I expect this post will be deleted soon.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@juvenal

Saw it.

The younger brother of a guy I knew from HS and uni was one of the 96.  My mother worked with Frank's mother - his mother was never the same afterwards.

I was at that ground at the Leppings Lane end 10 years earlier for a match.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@drydirtroad  

You have said some stupid things on these blogs.  But that has got to be the stupidest.  There is NO comparison between those two incidents.  Darwin Holt destroyed Chick Granning's jaw and neither he nor Bear Bryant ever acknowledged or apologized for it.  You are an embarrassment to Georgia Tech.  You are the one who should get out of the city of Atlanta

Pistol66
Pistol66

@GTBee what an idiot!  This young man played his butt off for us and you worry about one play in one game?  You need to get the meds under control!  Well done Mr. Attaochu and good luck in the NFL!  You are a fine role model for our incoming freshmen!

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@GTBee

You are crying about a game from 3 years ago?  It's not that important.

4-15-89, 25 years - JFT 96

RIP Frank      YNWA

4-15-13  Boston Strong

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@HighTechJacket99  He can't stand dissenting opinions.  It's far easier for him to spam them than keep getting proven the idiot that he is.

juvenal
juvenal

important to remember that it's just a game, not worth dying for, & hope that other than nasty blog posts & the occasional drunken diatribe, we never get as carried away by $port$ here as they sometimes do some places the beautiful game is played.......still, lots of folks die from MIs at games, not going to affect my passion.........hope Chelsea lose every last match & put us both in..........

juvenal
juvenal

lot of youthful T out there, could argue we need more players that are less cerebral in big moments, ddr...helmets much better now....

Wrecker
Wrecker

@JacketMan  Thanks, JacketMan.  We need to praise athletes like Mr. Attaochu who exemplify what a student-athlete should be.  One dumb play in one game three seasons ago should not define Jeremy's career.  He apologized to his team and to Thomas and took responsibility for a stupid play.  We cannot ignore the other 195 tackles he had during his career to focus on one.  Good luck to him and I look forward to cheering for him at the next level.

juvenal
juvenal

the league of N. Suh worried about these high spirits? Really? Paul, now actually have to pull for the likes of ManU-amazing what $port$ can do........

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

Normally, drydirtroad is whining about mascots and uniforms, but calling out Attaochu like that is surprisingly stuck on stupid. I would have expected as much from MikeBanning in his supposed quest to be fair and balanced about all things CFB related.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

@AugustaJacket @HighTechJacket99  

If you want to see a truly idiotic post, read what DryDirtRoad posted below, trying to compare Attaochu's hit on Logan Thomas to Darwin Holt's face-smashing hit on Chick Granning in 1961.  I have seen some ignorant posts before, but that really takes the cake

juvenal
juvenal

Ronaldo may not be up to snuff......Pep done experimenting, tho' necessary with Thiago out.......Kroos(who appears to staying) did ok filling in for Bastien.......who will be back........

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@juvenal

Lose very game apart from their game against Liverpool - we are both in and City wn the EPL.

Good luck against Real

juvenal
juvenal

mate i watch matches with was there-he is just now starting to get over it & watch his Reds.......

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@juvenal

It could be worse for you - the Blues next to last game is at home to City.  We will need to beat them to finish ahead of your Gunners - and in the process help the RS from the other side of Stanley Park win the EPL.  Strange what sports will do.

I have to stop at a state store tonight - going to watch 30 for 30 on ESPN at 9PM (it's a duty) and I will need to steel myself.