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    Geathers leaning toward entering draft | The Herald - Rock Hill, SC

    Apparently this kid is coming out, eventhough he is not projected to go until the 4th round. Here is the interesting part, 6'8" DE with a family history of NFL players..

    Geathers comes from a long line of NFL defensive linemen. His brother Robert Geathers Jr. is a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, and his father Robert Sr. and uncle Jumpy Geathers also played in the NFL.

    His brother is a pretty good player, but imagine what kind of havoc a 6'8" DE could do?
     
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    I brought him up yesterday on the early entry thread. He's 6'8", 290#, comes from a family of NFL players, and was very productive for Clemson this year after being suspended the 1st game of the season for off-field problems. That will be a red flag and the 4th round is probably optimistic for him, but the talent is there. I think of him as a poor man's Corey Wootten with lots of upside who could be a terrific DE alternating between the 5-technique and 4-3 DE. I'd love to get him in the 5th or 6th round if he lasts, and if the FO is convinced that the red flags aren't too red.
     
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    The off the field incindet was a bar fight, who here wasn't in a bar fight, in college? I know I had a few. I can remember thinking of him, watching a few South Carolina games but did not think that he was going to come out. He could be a real steal in the later rounds. Easily worth a shot anytime after the 3rd round.
     

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