Georgia's Geathers will enter NFL draft

Georgia's Geathers will enter NFL draft

Published Jan. 10, 2013 9:37 a.m. ET

ATHENS, Ga. -- Another Georgia defensive player is heading to the NFL.

Junior nose tackle Kwame Geathers
informed the school Wednesday that he plans to enter the draft with a
year of eligibility remaining.


The 6-foot-6, 355-pound Geathers follows linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree in declaring early for the pros.

This past season, Geathers played in all
14 games and finished with 40 tackles, including five for losses and a
sack, along with a blocked field goal. He had eight starts and 61
tackles in his career.

The Bulldogs, coming off a second
straight Southeastern Conference East title, will have big holes to fill
on the defensive side next season. They're also losing nose tackle John
Jenkins and safeties Bacarri Rambo and Shawn Williams.