2014 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Chargers
An undersized prospect out of TCU, Verrett performed very well at the Combine given his excellent speed and leaping ability. Unfortunately, due to his 5-foot-9 frame, many teams may not believe he can cover and stick with some of the bigger and stronger No. 1 receivers in the game. This hurts Verrett's stock and may keep him from being selected in the first round.
Ran really well at the Combine by posting a 4.38 40-yard dash. More than enough recovery speed to bounce back off of a bad read. Shows good initial bust and can close quickly on the ball. Small frame, short arms, small hands and lacks bulk. Will need to add weight for first few years of his career. Poor tackler. Dives for legs and sometimes comes up empty. Scrappy hand-checker and looks to keep receivers busy hand-fighting rather than preparing for the catch.
Excellent ball skills. Great timing when deflecting a pass with his back turned. Above-average football instincts. Has a feel for the game and plays a step ahead of the average defender. Must improve releasing from blocks by adding strength.
Verrett projects as a mid to late second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Attaochu is a highly aggressive and rangy OLB prospect out of Georgia Tech. He is a downhill player who must learn to play a more contained and disciplined brand of football.
An excellent all-around linebacker who did a little bit of everything for the Yellow Jackets. Floundered at times during the Senior Bowl and will need time to adjust playing a more traditional OLB role. At his best along the line of scrimmage and hitting the edge on a pass rush. Active hands and quick change of direction. Good strength when taking on blockers. Elite backside pursuit. Chippy playing style. A bit too aggressive at times and will over-pursue and bite on double moves.
Above-average bend on the edge. Fast off the snap and can cut inside with ease. Struggles with balance and seems to struggle against stronger opponents. Could slip in draft if many teams feel he won't pan out as a 4-3 OLB. Clearest path to playing time would come as a 3-4 OLB. Above-average motor with passionate intensity in his play.
Attaochu projects as a second round option for the 2014 NFL Draft.... [Read More