“With the 189th pick in the 2019 Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Drew Forbes, G, Southeast Missouri State.”— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 27, 2019
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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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