Photo of Clayton Geathers
Drafted By: Colts

Combine Results

Grade
5.09 ?
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.21 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.57 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Geathers is a developmental box safety whose staple is his physicality in the short passing and run game. He adds depth in a division that is run-oriented. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 218LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Four-year starter. Has feet and hips to cover tight ends. Maintains depth when asked to play single-high. Play speed is better than his timed speed. Adequate short-area quickness. Has closing burst to ball and disruptive hands when he's in position to challenge the catch. Weaves through the trash, finds and finishes in run support. Seeks out action and posted tremendous tackle production over previous three seasons (298 tackles). Cherishes his role as a hitter.

Weaknesses

Missed tackles are a concern. Doesn't know where the brakes are when coming downhill to tackle. Inability to play with patience from high to low causes him to run himself out of tackle or into poor angles. Must learn to break down in space and wrap up. He's a hitter and not a consistent tackler. Inconsistent with eyes. Gets preoccupied with sifting through routes and misses play unfolding. Too easily fooled by play-action.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Bottom Line

Active, physical safety with short-area coverage ability and a willingness to get his hands dirty near the line of scrimmage. Geathers has the talent to play in the league but he makes too many mistakes to be trusted just yet and might need a year or two of seasoning and development.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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