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Drew Forbes NFL Draft 2019: Scouting Report for Cleveland Browns' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 27, 2019

MEMPHIS, TN - SEPTEMBER 03: Jonathan Wilson #38 of the Memphis Tigers is blocked by Drew Forbes #76 of the Southeast Missouri Redhawks  on September 3, 2016 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis defeated Southeast Missouri State 35-17. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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STRENGTHS

—Experienced at tackle but will likely move to guard in the NFL at 6'5", 305 pounds.

—Highly athletic mover on tape who can pull, trap and slide laterally to reach outside pass-rushers.

—Good first-step quickness and can get upfield to attack linebackers.

—Could make a very good transition to a zone-blocking scheme in the NFL with his upfield and lateral movement.

—Athleticism and fire make scouts believe he will make big strides once developed by pro coaches and brought into a top-tier strength program.

      

WEAKNESSES

—Small-school competition will limit how the NFL sees him after he wasn't invited to the NFL combine or Senior Bowl.

—Shorter arms (32 ⅝") could worry teams, which is another reason he's seen as a guard.

—Play power is questionable on tape against small-school defenders and must be improved at the next level.

—Was able to dominate by being an athlete and needs to work on punch accuracy to get his hands inside the frames of defenders.

—Limited ability to anchor against a bull rush.

      

OVERALL

A sneaky good interior offensive line prospect who has the athleticism and drive to become much better than his draft position. Forbes needs to gain strength and work on technique against power players, but his movement skills and quickness are worthy of a top-200 pick.

     

GRADE: 5.65 (ROUND 5 - BACKUP CALIBER)

      

PRO COMPARISON: Justin Pugh

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