Clayton Geathers became the latest Central Florida and Group of Five player selected in the NFL draft when he was taken in the fourth round by the Colts. He's also the first player from the state of Florida selected on day three of the draft. Geathers was a four-year starter for the Knights during a very successful run for the program.
The 6'2", 218-pound player is expected to fill a need at safety for the Colts. Here's a report from our main site:
Geathers has a lot of potential, but he gets ahead of himself at times and was known for missing tackles and over-committing on play action. Those are things that will hurt him big time at the next level, but he has a high ceiling. Like a lot of the safeties in this year's draft, he is raw despite a lot of college experience.
At the NFL Scouting Combine in February, Geathers managed the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds, the three-cone drill in 7.21 seconds, the 20-yard shuttle in 4.27 seconds and the 60-yard shuttle in 12.57 seconds. He also put up 22 reps in the bench press, managed a 37-inch vertical leap and a 120-inch broad jump.
You can read our draft profile about Geathers here.