The Chargers met with Jeremy Geathers of UNLV at the NFL Combine. At 6'3" and 256 pounds, teams are looking at Geathers as a 3-4 linebacker.
Geathers is an all-around defender who could beef up any depth chart. Projected to go late in the draft, he could be a bargain because of his speed and bloodline.
Geathers learned the ropes from his father, 13-year NFL veteran Jumpy Geathers, who made his rounds with the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons. Jumpy ended his career with the Denver Broncos in 1996.
Jumpy has told his son to "go in there and be yourself and everything will take care of itself."
Jeremy is still perfecting the "forklift rush" that his father made famous. Jumpy Geathers manhandled blockers by going under their pads and carrying them back to the quarterback.
During summers, while other kids were off doing whatever suited them, Jeremy practiced pass-rushing drills in his backyard with his father, his cousin--Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers--and other family members, all of whom play defensive end.
His lifelong preparation leaves him with a shorter pre-draft to-do list than most players.
"I really feel like I'm a complete player," Jeremy Geathers said. "I just really want to work on just studying my defensive scheme and studying opponents."
If Jeremy's meeting with the Bolts in Indy is any indication, this second-generation star could become the Chargers' first priority in the later stages of the draft.
Amberly Richardson is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a correspondent for Scout.com. She has contributed to the official Web sites of Lorenzo Neal, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman and others for Sixthman Communications.
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