January 2, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Kwame Geathers (99) rushes as Michigan State Spartans guard Chris McDonald (62) blocks during the second half of the 2012 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Michigan State Spartans defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 33-30 in triple overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Sign Georgia NT Kwame Geathers

The San Diego Chargers are making their move with undrafted free agents right now and one big name has committed to playing for the Chargers. 6-foot-5, 342 point defensive tackle out of Georgia, Kwame Geathers, will join the defensive line and will get a good shot at winning a job on the roster.

The depth at nose tackle is thin. Cam Thomas was the only player on the roster to play the nose.

Here is the scouting report on Geathers from CBS Sports:

Strengths: Simply massive with surprisingly even overall weight distribution. Tall with the arm length to go along with his height. Good quickness off the snap, showing enough burst to surprise the center and ruin plays before they begin. Strong enough to plant his feet and simply lean to the side to occupy two gaps. Good strength for the drag-down tackle. Significantly improved lateral and downfield hustle in 2012. Surprisingly light on his feet and possesses impressive straight-line speed for a man of his size. Rare bloodlines.
Weaknesses: Is not the sum of his parts. Relies on his size and doesn’t play as big as he looks. Struggles with leverage and can get knocked off the ball when his pad level rises. Possesses only average hand quickness and technique and struggles to disengage once blockers get into his chest. Does not get his hands up into passing lanes as much as he should (one career PBU, blocked kick). Offers virtually nothing as a pass rusher, showing little flexibility or sustained burst in close areas to close on ball-carriers. Elected to leave Georgia after his junior season with a starting role likely assured to him in 2013, raising questions about whether his improved play in 2012 was strictly financially motivated.

Compares To: Paul Soliai, DL, Miami Dolphins — Just as the 6-4, 345 pound Soliai was coming out of Utah in 2007, Geathers’ incredible size and surprising athleticism will make him an intriguing Day Three developmental prospect for a two-gap team.

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