Biography: All-Conference selection last season after breaking into the starting lineup then posting 37/8.5/3.5. Sophomore totals included 29/3.5/2.5.
Positives: King-sized defensive lineman with a tremendous amount of upside potential. Displays good movement skills, fluid changing direction, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Can bend off the edge, collapses down the line in pursuit, and works hard to get involved in the action. Plays with good lean and uses his long arms to get off blocks or bat away passes.
Negatives: Shows a limited burst of speed. All too easily turned from the action by a single opponent. Marginally instinctive and slow locating the ball.
Analysis: Geathers? size and overall athleticism make him an enticing prospect for the next level, yet he has a long way to go before being NFL ready. He can line up at defensive tackle or as a two-gap in a 3-4 alignment. Terrific long-term prospect who comes with no guarantees.
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