BIO: Became a full-time starter last season as a junior posting 33/3/5 after totaling 32/2/5 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Rangy, athletic defensive end that plays the game with good speed. Explodes off the snap and looks like he was shot out of a canon. Immediately alters his angle of attack and fluid moving laterally. Decent hand technique getting off blocks, works hard and stays with the play. Displays a good closing burst of speed.
NEGATIVES: Gets tall and not a knee-bender. Lacks strength at the point of attack, body control and can not shed blocks once engaged. Has not been productive or consistent.
ANALYSIS: A speed rusher off the edge, Gearthers made a poor choice leaving college for the NFL. Does not have the body type to be an every down lineman and must improve every aspect of his game to have a shot at the next level.