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Colts Draft Central Florida Safety Clayton Geathers In Round Four

Intro: The run on defensive prospects continued into Saturday for the Colts with safety Clayton Geathers coming off the board in the fourth round at pick No. 109.





INDIANAPOLIS – You had a feeling the safety pick for the Colts would come in one of the team's picks on Saturday.

It didn't take very long on Saturday before the Colts addressed the back end of the secondary.

Central Florida Clayton Geathers was the Colts selection at No. 109 in the fourth round.

Getting To Know Clayton Geathers-Why Geathers?

The safety need for the Colts was addressed in a rather physical nature in Round Four. Geathers called himself a "tone setter" on several occasions Saturday afternoon and that backs up the 6-2, 218-pound frame he brings to Indianapolis. Geathers was a four-year starter at UCF, finishing his 52-start career with 383 tackles, the third most in school history. UCF trained Geathers to be interchangeable at the safety position but it's clear his strength is in the physicality department.-Family pie

If the Geathers' name sounds familiar to football fans, it should. Clayton is now the sixth member of his family to play in the NFL: Robert Sr., Robert Jr, James ("Jumpy"), Clifton (former Colt) and Kwame. The youngest Geathers is the only non-defensive linemen of his family members. He joked that his family "must have not been passing (him) the food" at gatherings.-Geathers' role in Indianapolis?

The Colts desire for another safety this draft was widely debated. Veteran Dwight Lowery was a late signing during the free agency period, after starting 15 games for the Falcons last season. If Lowery and Mike Adams are the Colts starters in 2015, there's still need for some depth behind two safeties that are 29 and 34 years old, respectively. Geathers' first NFL impact could come on special teams, where he played on all four units during his time at Central Florida.

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