With the regular season now over, it's decision time for a lot of Georgia's highly-touted juniors, who will have to choose between returning to school for one more run at an SEC Championship or becoming a professional.
One such player is Georgia nose tackle Kwame Geathers, who ESPN analyst Mel Kiper thinks could be an early pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (courtesy of the Macon Telegraph):
"Geathers is a junior who has a decision to make. He's huge, he's a space-eater. He frees up the linebacker, and that obviously helped out Ogletree at inside linebacker, having Jenkins, having Geathers," Kiper said. "You pop (Geathers) in the second round as a possibility."
At 6'6", 355 pounds, Geathers has ideal size to play the nose tackle position in the 3-4 defense at the next level, where he would be asked to do many of the same things he does for the Bulldogs -- clog the middle of the field and free up linebackers to make plays in the run game.
He had 37 tackles in 2012, including 15 for loss and 1 sack. He's the younger brother of Robert Geathers, a Georgia defensive lineman from 2001-2004 who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals.