The Jaguars and their scouts made their way to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada. Instead of playing the slots or trying their hand at blackjack, the Jaguars were looking to roll the dice on some pass rushing talent and they may have found some in former UNLV Rebel, Jeremy Geathers.
Geathers has certain NFL bloodlines, as he is the son of former pass rusher Jumpy Geathers, who played for the Redskins, Saints, Falcons, and Broncos throughout his 13 year pro career. His uncle Robert played six seasons for the Bills, and his cousin Robert Jr. currently plays for the Bengals.
Jeremy Geathers is a 6'2", 256 lb. pass rushing end who ran in the 4.7's at his Pro Day (40 yard dash), following a 4.88 at the combine in Indianapolis. The early entry junior is an undersized pass rusher who is athletic and has room to put on some more weight without it affecting his quickness. Geathers has solid quickness, but would likely be better in a 3-4 defensive scheme rather than the 4-3 that the Jaguars employ.
"It definitely tells (scouts) I have speed," Geathers said, about his Pro Day performance.
Negatives associated with Geathers are with his strength, as he is mostly just a designated pass rusher who will struggle at the next level with stopping the run. Geathers compiled 5.5 sacks as a junior, and 9.5 tackles for loss. Although those numbers were solid, Geathers isn't considered by many as an impact player.
The Jaguars were one of four teams that attended the UNLV Pro Day, along with division rival Indianapolis, Oakland, and San Diego. Geathers wasn't disappointed by the relatively small turnout, however–
"The times they clock here they post around the league, so everybody will have the times."
Geathers is currently rated as a late round pick, and with the Jaguars having nothing later than a fifth, pending the compensatory selections yet to be awarded, they may have to reach for the undersized pass rusher.
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