The Nigerian born Attaochu is a 21 year old senior who was very productive in his college career. He finished with a total of 196 total tackles, 43.5 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks (all-time record high at GT), 1 interception, 6 passes defensed, and 4 forced fumbles. Attaochu played as a 4-3 defensive end in college but projects to a 3-4 pass rusher in the NFL. Despite his production he's far from polished but definitely has potential.
Attaochu is one of the many 2014 NFL Draft prospects that BGN has profiled so far. Here's what Mike Kaye had to say about the Georgia Tech product:
The Eagles clearly need a pass rusher and while Attaochu isn't 6-foot-5, he has size and natural speed. A possible project or rotational player in his first season, Attaochu shouldn't lose his appeal to Philadelphia, as either Cole or Brandon Graham will likely be on the roster in 2014. Billy Davis and Chip Kelly appear to be fantastic teachers, which is what Attaochu needs. If he is there in the second round, the Eagles will probably consider taking him. He may actually be available in the third round, despite the draftnik hype. He is a talent but needs some polish.
This is Attaochu's spider graph. It looks pretty barren due to the fact a torn hamstring prevented him from working out at the 2014 NFL Combine. Once (or if) Attaochu's graph is updated with his pro day numbers, I will update this post with the new information. For now, here is a note on Attaochu's numbers from the Nique.net article:
Attaochu also ran an impressive 40. He was clocked by scouts around 4.55. However, his 1.55 10 yard split was far more impressive as it would be the best time for any defensive end or outside linebacker in the Combine. That was the first time Attaochu had run the 40 at full speed since tearing his hamstring.