With spot duty at safety playing behind Dwight Lowery, Clayton Geathers flashed potential and excitement among fans as a rookie.
Not only did he show big play ability, but proved that he also has big time potential.
Since the Colts chose not to re-sign Lowery in the off-season, the starting job, it will seem, belongs to Geathers.
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At 6’2″ and 207 pounds, Geathers has ideal size and strength for a big time safety (especially if he gains some muscle weight in the offseason).
If you want an example of big time ability, look no further than week nine against the Atlanta Falcons. Geathers squares up and knocks out Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman out of the game.
Geathers also recorded seven tackles and provided lockdown coverage all game.
Geathers has drawn comparisons to Bob Sanders. He’s four inches taller, exactly the same weight, and also has potential to be a Sanders-esque type player.
I project Geathers to have between 60 and 85 tackles as well as two to four interceptions.
As he begins to grow into the role of strong safety, expect Geathers to become a good and reliable playmaker for years to come.