Former USC defensive lineman Clifton Geathers has signed a multi-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns selected Geathers in the sixth round of this past April’s NFL draft. He was the 186th overall pick.
The terms of Geathers deal have not been released although one report has the deal worth about two million dollars and including a signing bonus of around 100k.
Geathers is the first Browns draft pick to agree to terms on a contract.
It looks like Geathers has some lofty expectations in Cleveland. Check out these comments from Cleveland.com
“They tell me I could be the next Julius [Peppers] or Jumpy Geathers [his uncle].” He also said that with enough hard work and determination, “I’ll be the best player, probably in the league, if I’m able to do that.”
Geathers has some talent for sure, but he needs to stay out of the coaches dog house and avoid throwing any more punches at teammates during practice. NFL coaches seem to frown on such behavior from rookies drafted in the sixth round.
Geathers left USC after his junior year to enter the NFL draft.