Photo of Clifton Geathers
Grade
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  • 6'7" Height
  • 37 3/4" Arm Length
  • 299LBS. Weight
  • 11 1/8" Hands

Overview

Geathers has great size and above average strength for the defensive line position. He is better defending the run than the pass when he plays with good pad level. Geathers is inconsistent keeping good knee bend and his pad level down to maintain leverage on blockers. He can generate power once he gets going but he isn’t explosive off the line of scrimmage. Geathers needs lots of work developing his hand use and pass rush package. His technique is lacking to separate and shed. He only flashes as a playmaker and is an inconsistent reactor. Geathers is somewhat of a project and will need time to develop. There are some character concerns that need to be checked out.

Analysis

Strengths

Geathers possesses impressive size for a defensive end prospect. Has enough strength to keep blockers off his body and effectively defend the run. Shows solid instincts when diagnosing and locating the football. Is a solid tackler and uses long arms to his advantage.

Weaknesses

Is not considered a high-character player. Is not consistently explosive with his get-off. Must improve his pass rush package and get better with his hands. Possesses below average athleticism for an end. Must watch his pad level. Overall technique needs polish.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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