03/28/2013 - 2013 Georgia Pro Day: Representatives from all 32 NFL teams gathered at Georgia's pro day on Thursday for a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in approximately 40-degree temperatures. Kwame Geathers, NT (6-6, 335) - Geathers ran the 40-yard dash in 5.41 and 5.43 seconds, and did the three-cone drill in 7.85 seconds. He had a 29-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-7 broad jump. He also had 21 strength lifts. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Tale of the tape: With scouts having seen most of the top prospects "on the hoof" over the fall and getting a second look at them on the "catwalk" before senior all-star games, the official measuring of heights, weight, hand and arms conducted during the Combine is only occasionally newsworthy ... except when it comes to underclassmen, who scouts often haven't seen up close yet. For the exact opposite reasons scouts are anxious to see the actual measurements for Illinois' Akeem Spence and Georgia's Kwame Geathers.
Geathers, on the other hand, was listed by the Bulldogs at 6-6, 355 pounds. Based on tape, the numbers look accurate and Geathers carries the weight surprisingly well. Should he look as impressive in person, there will be plenty of defensive coaches in Indianapolis who will be dreaming of the possibilities Geathers could bring to their lineup. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/11/2013 - On the day Georgia landed its new defensive line coach, the Bulldogs lost their most important defensive lineman. Kwame Geathers, a 6-foot-6, 355-pound rising senior and four-game starter at noseguard, informed UGA coaches on Wednesday he intends to enter the NFL draft this year.
"That was the speculation since the bowl game, obviously, but nothing was in writing," said Chris Wilson, who was officially announced as the Bulldogs' defensive line coach Wednesday afternoon. "I didn't get a chance to meet the young man but I know he was one heck of a player watching him from afar. I had yet to get a chance to sit down with him. But it's one of those deals where you want what's best for the young man. If him and his family feels that's the best thing, you wish them the best of luck."
Wilson had to deal with similar decisions while serving as Mississippi State's defensive coordinator the past three years and while working at his alma mater, Oklahoma. The Maroon Bulldogs lost Fletcher Cox a year early to the NFL draft last year. Cox went to the Philadelphia Eagles with the 12th pick overall. "It's part of college football nowadays," Wilson said. "If you get kids more than three or four years is rare and especially five years now." - Chip Towers, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
01/10/2013 - Another Georgia defensive player is heading to the NFL. Junior nose tackle Kwame Geathers informed the school Wednesday that he plans to enter the draft with a year of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-6, 355-pound Geathers follows linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree in declaring early for the pros.
This past season, Geathers played in all 14 games and finished with 40 tackles, including five for losses and a sack, along with a blocked field goal. He had eight starts and 61 tackles in his career. The Bulldogs, coming off a second straight Southeastern Conference East title, will have big holes to fill on the defensive side next season. They're also losing nose tackle John Jenkins and safeties Bacarri Rambo and Shawn Williams. - AP Sports
01/09/2013 - Another Georgia Bulldogs defender has decided to skip his senior season and turn pro. Junior nose tackle Kwame Geathers told Dawgs247.com on Wednesday of his decision to declare for April's NFL Draft. Geathers, a 6-foot-6, 355-pound mountain of a man, started four times for the Bulldogs this past fall and notched 40 tackles, including five behind the line and one sack.
Georgia hoped Geathers would take over as a full-time starter at nose tackle next season, so his departure is a blow to a defense already decimated by graduation and early entries. The Bulldogs have just four starters returning from last season: defensive end Garrison Smith, outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins, inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and cornerback Damian Swann. While the NFL draft advisory projected him to go somewhere between the third and sixth rounds, it wasn't that big of a shock that Geathers chose to leave early: Geathers' family has a history of leaving early: His older brothers Robert and Clifton both left Georgia and South Carolina, respectively, a year early. Robert Geathers is a starting defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals. - Chris Huston, CBSSports.com
01/02/2013 - Georgia nose tackle Kwame Geathers has not yet made a decision regarding his future with the team, but hopes to decide whether or not he should enter the 2013 NFL Draft sooner rather than later. On a day when teammate Alec Ogletree opted to forego his senior year, Geathers told Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he still has to deliberate with others about the decision: "I'm still undecided," Geathers said. "I've got to go back home and talk to my family, spend some time with my mom, dad, brothers and talk to my coaches, too. I don't know if it'll go to the 15th or not, but I want to hurry us and make my decision. The quicker you make it the better it is."
Geathers, 22, is the brother of Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers and Colts safety Clifton Geathers, each of whom decided to enter the NFL Draft following their senior seasons at Georgia and South Carolina. - Adam Stites, SB Nation Atlanta
01/01/2013 - Scouting the Georgia run defense: Georgia has been up and down stopping the run during the 2012 season. The Bulldogs are coming off a poor effort against the run against Alabama, allowing 350 yards rushing on 6.9 yards per carry. For the season, Georgia has allowed 2,311 yards on 4.1 yards per carry. The return of LB Alec Ogletree from a four-game suspension to start the season helped solidify the defense. - The Sports Xchange
12/15/2012 - Another Georgia underclassman that has an NFL decision to make is redshirt junior nose guard Kwame Geathers. "Undecided right now," Geathers said. "Very undecided. Just kind of going to wait for the bowl and make my decision." Geathers' family has a history of turning pro with eligibility remaining, but he said he will make his own decision.
His brother, Robert, left after his junior season at Georgia and was a fourth-round draft pick in 2004. Another brother, Clifton, went in the round in 2010 out of South Carolina. Asked if he could buck the trend of Geathers leaving as underclassmen, he said: "I feel like already broke the trend. I've been here for four years. They were there for three years."
The 6-foot-6, 355-pound Geathers said he will talk to his brothers, father and uncles (including former NFL pass rusher Jumpy Geathers) along with his mother. He's already spoken to Georgia coaches about his pending decision. Asked if a second or third round grade would be enough to encourage him to turn pro, Geathers said: "Somewhat, but I'm one of those guys that don't listen to that kind of stuff. It can go either way. You've got the combine, you've got a lot of times left that you have to prove yourself." - Marc Weiszer, The Athens Banner-Herald
05/11/2012 - Neither Robert Sr. nor Jumpy pushed their sons to play. But as they grew in skill, it was hard for the next generation of Geathers not to attract the attention of college coaches. Robert Sr. remembers a "who's who" of colleges stopping by his house to talk about Robert Jr., then Clifton and finally Kwame. Robert Sr. remembers with a laugh how he was cooking shrimp for the Georgia coaches "while other schools were outside waiting," he said. Robert Sr.'s boys can't escape a playful rivalry with the family business. Robert Sr. recalls Clifton telling his older brother Robert Jr. that's it was time for him to step aside. Kwame chimed in right after that it was time for both his older brothers to make way for the young defensive end. "Out with the old and in with the new," Kwame said, chuckling. Kwame is a 6-foot-6, 329-pound nose tackle who was praised by Bulldogs coach Mark Richt for his work during Georgia's spring ball. Should Kwame catch the eye of pro scouts, it could give Robert Sr., a third son in the NFL. "I don't know if anyone else can say that," he said. Kwame's not the only Geathers excelling at college football. Cousin Clayton Geathers Jr. started 12 games for UCF last fall, finishing with 40 tackles and six passes broken up. "I just want to work hard and see where it takes me," Clayton Jr. said. That's usually the approach in the Geathers family. - Pete Iacobelli, AP Sports
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