With a wild third day of the 2019 NFL Draft nearly over, no one could get a read on the Cleveland Browns. John Dorsey, Eliot Wolf, and Alonzo Highsmith agreed on Drew Forbes at No. 189, and here’s how that selection could impact the team.
As the 2019 NFL Draft winds down, general manager John Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns have made some surprising picks down the stretch.
With a possible steal at No. 155 in Alabama’s Mack Wilson, and kicker Austin Seibert at No. 170 overall, the Browns were throwing some shockers in there on day three. They continued the trend with Drew Forbes, a tackle from Southeast Missouri State.
Forbes is likely a depth pick, and played left tackle during his time in college. As a 2018 first-team All-OVC selection, Forbes showed his blocking talent well enough to catch the eye of Browns scouts. Now, he’ll likely move to the interior as the Browns look to beef up the offensive line group.
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The Browns took a chance on some serious athleticism here. The 6-foot-5, 308-pound lineman ran a 4.95 40-yard dash and posted an 8’11” broad jump. He displayed his strength with 28 reps on the bench press, some eye-popping numbers for someone from such a small school. Let’s take a look at how he fits with the team.
Best case scenario, Forbes wows in training camp and earns a spot at the right tackle position. He’s a bit small for the position, but he showed that he is obviously athletic enough to keep up at the next level.
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein believes Forbes will be moved inside to guard, but thinks he could be a quality piece.
"“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.” – Zierlein, NFL.com"
Forbes is probably just a little bit raw for the next level, but as a rookie, he will most likely be a depth piece. A solid flyer for the Browns to take, Drew Forbes gives Cleveland’s offensive line some much needed depth.