Georgia Tech Football: Meet Georgia Tech’s Defensive Line Recruits

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Nov 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Khalek Shepherd (23) gets stopped by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive end KeShun Freeman (42) and linebacker Beau Hankins (33) on a kickoff return in the third quarter of their game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech won 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech’s defensive line was one of the concerns going into the 2014-15 season.

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People worried about the line being undersized and not being able to generate any pass rush.

Losing Jeremiah Attaochu to the NFL in 2014 left a void.

He was a capable pass rusher from the defensive end position who in his 2013 season recorded 12.5 sacks.

Without a viable replacement for Attaochu on the end of the defensive line, the Jackets as a team did a decent job producing sacks, and pass rushing was a group effort from all positions in Ted Roof’s 4-2-5 alignment.

Freshman Keshun Freeman had 5.0 sacks , Adam Gotsis brought 2.0 sacks, Tyler Stargel had 2.0 sacks, and Roderick Rook-Chungong had 1.0 sacks, from the defensive line in 2014.

All of those players will be returning for the 2015 season with some added help from this recruiting class that quite possibly may have a few sacks to contribute to the cause.

If there is one thing that is true about football nowadays, there is no such thing as having too much line depth.

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