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Technical Tidbits 3/17: Pro Jackets Updates

With the NFL Draft and free agency approaching, a lot of activity for Yellow Jackets old and new.

Georgia v Georgia Tech Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

With NFL free agency heating up, there’s some news pertaining to some former Yellow Jackets. This article focuses on former Yellow Jackets linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. As pointed out in the article, Attaochu was the 50th pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He was selected in the second round by the San Diego (Los Angeles) Chargers. He had quite a career at Tech and holds the school record of 31.5 career sacks. Free agency officially gets underway tomorrow, so let’s see where Attaochu ends up.

In another SI article related to former Yellow Jackets now in the NFL, news broke that the Cleveland Browns have released veteran safety Morgan Burnett. Burnett started his career as a Green Bay Packer as the 71st selection of the 2010 NFL Draft. Though he’s been plagued by injuries, I’m sure Burnett can find a home with another NFL team.

From focusing on current NFL stars, let’s shift gears to focus on potentially future NFL stars. This article does just that. Featured are four Yellow Jackets who had their day at the annual Pro Day. Those players include Christian Campbell, Nathan Cottrell, Tyler Davis, and Jared Southers — or the Fantastic Four as mentioned in the article. They each had solid performances last week and hopefully all works out for them as they look to play at the next level.

Well, there’s no escaping the news of COVID-19. I was thinking to spare you folks, but it just wouldn’t feel right as the impact it has had on the world of sports is beyond profound reaching nearly surreal levels. In this AJC article, I think this quote from Georgia Tech’s baseball coach Danny Hall regarding the effects it has had pretty much summarizes it: “I’ve been lost,” Hall said, speaking on a teleconference Monday. “I’ve told people, it just feels like somebody punched you in the gut.”

On that note, these are certainly crazy times with all that’s happening. Hopefully everyone is keeping safe.