Drew Forbes was a sixth-round pick who played tackle in college but is taking to guard quickly for the Cleveland Browns and could be a surprise player in the fight for the starting right guard position
When Kevin Zeitler was traded to the New York Giants, it seemed as though Austin Corbett was ready to step into a starting role with the Cleveland Browns. Drafted in the second round last season, Corbett was transitioning from tackle at Nevada to guard with the Browns.
That move seems to have gone slower than expected though as Corbett has been working with the second team while Kyle Kalis has gotten more play with the starters. However, that may not be the only name in the mix once training camp gets started.
Another name to watch is Drew Forbes, a sixth-round pick out of Southeast Missouri State. Like Corbett, he played tackle in college and is making the move inside as he’s built better for that role in the NFL.
So far, the returns have been positive especially on his end as Forbes says he likes the style of play on the interior of the line.
"“It hits faster, but I like it because I like the phone booth style where it’s you and me and we’re just in a dog fight,” Forbes said via Andrew Gribble of ClevelandBrowns.com"
The Cleveland staff likes what they’ve seen as well. Head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey have both been high on the motor and style of play. Kitchens also likes the versatility he brings and hopes to try Forbes out at both guard and tackle to see where he fits best.
Should he keep impressing, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to see him throw his name in the hat this summer as the Browns look for their long-term answer at right guard.