Drew Forbes

Southeast Missouri State
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Prospect Info

College
Southeast Missouri State
Hometown
Class
Bonne Terre, MO
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
303 lbs
32 3/4”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.39
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Cleveland
Browns
Round 6 ‧ Pick 17
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Forbes signed with home-state SEMO after starring as an offensive and defensive lineman in Bonne Terre. He played in 11 games for the Cardinals on special teams his true freshman season. Coaches put him in the starting lineup at left tackle for all 11 games in 2016, and he played well enough to be named the team's top offensive lineman. He earned second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors as a junior in 2017, again starting all 11 games on the blind side. His play earned him second-team Associated Press FCS All-American and first-team all-conference notice after his senior year, when he started 13 straight contests.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 5
NFL Comparison
Joe Dahl
Overview
Forbes lacks the size and length to stay at left tackle and will need to transition inside to guard as a pro. He's a determined blocker with enough athletic ability and instincts in space to transition into a role as a backup zone-scheme guard. If he continues to operate out over his skis and with late hands in pass pro, he will have a difficult time dealing with NFL interior linemen. If a coach can correct those muscle memory issues, he has the upside to keep moving forward and up the depth chart.
Strengths
  • Controlled, choppy steps into initial engagements
  • Will fire hips into blocks for additional jolt
  • Effective gallop step technique into down blocks
  • Plays with strain and grit at point of attack
  • Lower body is loose and athletic
  • Balance to recover and re-engage
  • Works to reset hands when they slide out of place
  • Can pop, collect and seal defenders for run lane creation
  • Fluid hips and feet to handle lateral duties
  • Gets to backside climb blocks and washes down linebackers
  • Adjusts to moving targets
Weaknesses
  • Is a little bit high-cut in his build
  • Plays with too much forward lean in pass sets
  • Needs hands to attack with efficient path to opponents frame
  • Hands tend to drift outside in initial challenges
  • Level of competition could cause slow transition
  • Faces substantial jump in opponent's power with move to guard
  • Tape is filled with head ducking
  • Needs to latch in strong with his hands to secure
Sources Tell Us

"I know they were set to bring him into the Senior Bowl if they had an injury. He's a good athlete and he's pretty tough." -- Offensive line coach with AFC team

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GRADE
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