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A Trio of Jackets Drafted

Georgia Tech's football program had the most successful NFL draft day since 2010. Three Yellow Jackets were selected in the 2014 NFL draft while three other Yellow Jackets signed street free agent deals on Saturday.
The first Tech player off the board was the Jackets all-time sack leader Jeremiah Attaochu who went in the second round to San Diego with the 50th pick on Friday.
Defensive back Jemea Thomas was the next Jacket selected. Thomas went to New England with the 206 pick in the sixth round of the draft on Saturday.
The last Jacket selected was linebacker Brandon Watts. The Minnesota Vikings selected Watts in the seventh round of the draft at pick 223.
Three other Jacket defenders, Euclid Cummings (Tampa), Emmanuel Dieke (Giants) and Louis Young (Denver) signed street free agent deals at the conclusion of the draft. Those three will camp with those teams attempting to make the roster or at least earn a practice squad spot.
The Jackets have had three or more players drafted five times in the last ten years with three of those times coming under head coach Paul Johnson. Georgia Tech also had more players selected than any in-state school with Georgia and Georgia Southern both coming in second with two picks a piece and the highest in-state draft selection.
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