Ex-Rebel Geathers confident following pro day workout

Jeremy Geathers thinks he gave a good enough showing in his pro day workout Wednesday at Rebel Park to hear his named called in April’s NFL Draft.

Even if only four scouts came out to watch.

The 6-foot-2-inch, 248-pound defensive end, who left UNLV after his junior year, was determined to improve on his less-than-stellar 40-yard dash times from the NFL scouting combine in February. He had times of 4.95 seconds and 4.88 in Indianapolis.

After clocking a time of 4.74 seconds with a 19 mph tailwind and 4.83 into the wind Wednesday, Geathers thought he showed enough speed to warrant draft consideration.

“It definitely tells (scouts) I have speed,” he said.

Geathers said he has received feedback from NFL teams indicating he could go anywhere from the second to sixth round of the April 26 and 27 draft.

ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. said last month that Geathers probably would go in the late rounds.

Geathers did not take part in any other drills Wednesday, preferring to let his other work at the combine speak for itself. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 29 times at the combine.

Six other former Rebels worked out at pro day, as did Las Vegas High School graduate and Tabor College (Hillsboro, Kan.) wide receiver Aaron Jenkins.

Former Rebels linebacker Beau Bell did not participate, opting to spend extra time training after injuring his left knee at Senior Bowl practices in January. He scheduled his own workout for March 31 at UNLV and probably will draw more than the four scouts who showed up Wednesday.

The Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers were represented.

Geathers said he wasn’t concerned about the low turnout.

“The times they clock here they post around the league, so everybody will have the times,” he said.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at or (702) 387-2914.

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