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Georgia's Geathers to enter NFL Draft

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ATHENS, Ga. (WRCB) -- Aaron Murray said he "pretty much knew all along" he wanted to return to the University of Georgia next year, but the same can't be said for one of his teammates.

UGA officials confirmed to reporters that defensive lineman Kwame Geathers informed coaches Wednesday of his intentions to skip his senior season in Athens to enter the NFL Draft.

Geathers is the third defensive player to turn pro, following linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree.

Geathers played in 40 games the last three seasons after redshirting his first year on campus. The 6-foot-6, 355-pounder played in every game this season, including four starts, and finished with 40 tackles and five tackles for a loss.

Geathers told he received a third-to-sixth round draft grade from the NFL advisory board, but he felt like he was ready to go.

"I think I did everything at Georgia that I wanted to do," Geathers told's Gentry Estes. "I felt like it was time to get a jump on the next step in my career."

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