Jeremiah Attaochu won't work out until Georgia Tech's pro day

Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu has a partially torn hamstring and won't participate in any of the testing at the NFL Scouting Combine, his agent announced Thursday morning.

Agent Pat Dye Jr. told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Attaochu suffered the injury at the Reese's Senior Bowl in January and that the injury "has pretty much forced him to focus on his rehab instead of focusing on his [combine preparation]." He also said Attaochu has a wrist injury.

Dye did say Attaochu will go through team interviews and medical tests at the combine.

Attaochu plans to work out at Georgia Tech's pro day on March 28.

Attaochu played defensive end and outside linebacker with the Yellow Jackets. He measured 6-foot-3 and 252 pounds at the Senior Bowl. Attaochu is a good pass rusher who had 31.5 sacks at Tech, including 12.5 in 2013. He generally held up against the run, too. But if he were to play outside linebacker, there are questions about his coverage skills and his ability to play in space. He is a better fit as a linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He is not a first-round pick, but his pass-rush skills are such that he could go in the second round, though a third- or fourth-round selection seems more likely.

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