Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu isn't working out at the NFL scouting combine due to a partially torn hamstring and hand injury suffered at the Senior Bowl.
He's participating in medical testing and team interviews, including conducting a formal meeting with the Ravens.
"It's definitely tough not being a part of it," Attaochu said. "I went to the Senior Bowl to compete, and unfortunately I injured my hamstring and also injured my hand."
Attaochu is expecting to work out at the Georgia Tech Pro Day on March 28.
The 6-foot-3, 252-pounder had 12.5 sacks last season, finishing his career with 31.5 sacks.
He's graded anywhere from the third round to the fourth round and could be a 3-4 outside linebacker candidate.
"I watch some of those pass rushers who kind of fit my mold, body type and athletic ability," Attaochu said. "I watch Clay Matthews and Von Miller. I watch Terrell Suggs. He's more mature as a pass rusher and he uses his power very well."
A native of Nigeria who grew up in Washington, D.C., Attaochu graduated from Archbishop Carroll.
"I’m from D.C., so I watch a lot of Ravens and Redskins games," said Attaochu, who also has a formal meeting with the San Diego Chargers. "I’m very familiar with the Ravens organization and what they’ve built down there. I think I can fit anywhere they need a pass rusher. I can come in and do that right away and help the team out and put pressure on the quarterback."
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