So this happened (by way of Gehlken):
Another one. Chargers OLB Jerry Attaochu (foot) out for the season, source says. https://t.co/oQhxE0YO0v— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) November 28, 2016
The Union-Tribune writer went on to highlight the terrible trend of injuries the Bolts have, once again, had to deal with this year:
Attaochu had mainly been a disappointment for most of the season. After being jumped by Kyle Emanuel on the depth chart, the former second-round pick missed three weeks due to a high-ankle sprain. He was not making much noise when playing, either, which is concerning when you look at Telesco’s full 2014 Draft Class:
- Jason Verrett—incredibly talented, can’t seem to stay on the field.
- Jeremiah Attaochu—extremely athletic, but for some mysterious reason, has remained in the coaches’ doghouse since the offseason. Can’t seem to stay on the field either.
- Chris Watt—train-wreck of a pick, who, like the previous two, could never seem to stay on the field.
- Traded away to pick Attaochu—because fourth-rounders have no value, right TT?
- Ryan Carrethers—currently on the practice squad, never quite put it together to become the quality NT we thought he could be.
- Marion Grice—long story short, do you remember who Grice was? There you go.
- Tevin Reese—like Grice, cut before the 2014 season even began. Both are not even in the league anymore.
I’ve been happy—I don’t love the guy, but I think he gets more flack than he deserves—with Tom Telesco’s moves for the most part, but this draft is shaping up to be a disaster. We all know that Verrett is a top corner when on the field, but if Attaochu doesn’t flip the switch next year and become a force opposite a (hopefully) re-signed Melvin Ingram, the anti-Telesco crowd is gonna have a lot of ammo to back their arguments up.
It’s not like you get to pick at the top of the draft every year...