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Chargers Make 2nd, 3rd Round Draft Picks

The second round pick was Jeremiah Attaochu, and Chris Watt joined the team in the third round

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    Jeremiah Attaochu (left) and Chris Watt (right) were the 2nd and 3rd round 2014 NFL draft picks by the San Diego Chargers.

     The 2014 NFL Draft has moved into its second day, and with the 50th pick in Round 2, the San Diego Chargers chose Jeremiah Attaochu, an outside linebacker from Georgia Tech. 

    Then in the next round, the Bolts picked offensive guard Chris Watt from Notre Dame. 

    Born in Nigeria, 6-foot-3, 252-pound Attaochu joined the Georgia Tech team in 2010 as a true freshman, according to the NFL's draft profile

    During that season, he registered 23 tackles -- four for a loss and three sacks. He owns the school's career sacks record with 31.5, the fifth highest in ACC history. 

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    As for Watt, the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Chicago native started as a back-up as right guard in 2010 at Notre Dame. He started all 26 games at left guard in the 2011-12 season, and then in 2013, he started 11 game before tearing his right PCL. 

    When the draft returns Saturday morning, the Chargers will continue with Rounds 4 through 7. 

    Thursday night, the Bolts selected Jason Verrett, a cornerback from Texas Christian University.