The Geathers family doesn’t lack representation in football. Kwame’s brother, Robert Geathers, played for the Bulldogs from 2001-03 and now is a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Another one of his brothers, Clifton Geathers, played for South Carolina, and currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. Kwame’s father, Robert Geathers, Sr., played at South Carolina and was a third round NFL draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1981. Geathers’ uncle, James "Jumpy" Geathers, played at Wichita State and 13 seasons in the NFL. Geathers’ cousin, Jeremy Geathers played at UNLV. As a high school junior, tallied 85 tackles and 10 sacks and finished fifth in shot put at 2008 state track and field championships.
In 2009, Geathers redshirted his first year on campus. The following year, Geathers played in eight games and made seven tackles. In 2011, Geathers played in 12 games, and made three starts. He recorded 14 tackles. This past season, Geathers played in 14 games and made 40 tackles (five for loss), and added one sack.
Geathers has an absolutely monstrous frame and carries the weight well. Packs a powerful punch and can offensive lineman on their heals immediately. Showcases the ability to lock his arms out, and use quick, active hands to shed. Uses his arm length to extend and wrap up ball carriers. When he fires off the ball low, he can hold the point of attack.
Will get lazy and come off the ball high, allowing defenders to get into his pads. Can get pushed off the ball or get his shoulders turned. Struggles to bend and use his hands on cut blocks. Inconsistent snap awareness and hand usage. Limited starting experience.
Geathers casts an imposing presence, and when he's firing off the ball low and using his hands, can look like a force. However, he's inconsistent in his technique, and lacks refinement. He bypassed the opportunity to be a full-time starter by declaring early, but a team will be intrigued by his massive side and upside. He will likely go in the middle rounds.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.