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2019 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns pick OG Drew Forbes at No. 189

The Browns take their first offensive player in the sixth round.

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With the 189th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft in the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected OG Drew Forbes (6-5, 303 lbs, Southeast Missouri State).

Scouting Reports

Here is a scouting report from CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler, who projected him to be a 4th- to 5th-round pick.

A three-year starter at Southeast Missouri State, Forbes earned the starting left tackle job as a sophomore and started 35 consecutive games in the Redhawks’ up-tempo, zone-read offense. After seven straight losing seasons, he was a key part in helping SEMO reach the playoffs in 2018, earning FCS All-American honors. Forbes pays close attention to his technique but needs to streamline his hands and compact his punch to handle NFL speed. Core power like his is imperative, dropping his hips to anchor and adjust well to moving targets. Overall, Forbes’ lack of length and punch timing could make him vulnerable vs. quick defensive tackles, but all the mental and physical ingredients are there for him to develop into a quality NFL guard.

How He Fits the Browns

With the departure of Kevin Zeitler this offseason, Austin Corbett will try to man the right guard position. If he falters, Forbes gets a shot (among others) to take over the role.

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