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Grade
64.5 ?
  • 5.17 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 35 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 301LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Forston is an early-entry junior who started for only one full season at Miami after missing 10 games in his first year with an injury. He never officially sought a medical redshirt as a freshman, and he only played consistently as a sophomore, where he was a very effective player starting 12 out of 13 games on the line. He suffered a knee injury during a practice early this year and missed the remaining 10 games, so experience and injury concerns highly effect his value.

Analysis

Strengths

Forston really excels working against the run, so much so that if he has the ability to put on weight, he potentially could be sought after by teams who run a 3-4 scheme and need a nose tackle to engulf blockers at the point of attack. As an athlete, he is impressive working against the run to work off blocks and get to the ball. He is quick off the snap and has noticeable power to work slants and stunts and get into the backfield to disrupt plays. Instincts are an issue for him, as he doesn't seem to read and react to offensive schemes well, but it's encouraging that the issues surrounding his play could be helped significantly with good coaching.

Weaknesses

Injuries are a major concern for Forston as he enters the draft. He had season-ending issues in his first and last year at Miami, and didn't play enough in his second year to put more than one solid season on tape. His ability to stay on the field for the long-term will be an issue, and even when healthy he had difficulties being a three-down player. He shows a ton of wasted energy in his movements trying to rush the passer and has a lot of room to improve in his technique.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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