Grading the Cleveland Browns 2019 draft picks
This was the toughest grade but it gets a C-plus because there is still potentially good value there but it didn’t get to show in year one.
Drew Forbes was a prospect who didn’t get a lot of hype early in the draft process but people started to pay attention as time went on and the Browns snagged him in the sixth round.
He has NFL size at 6-foot-5 and 305-pounds but he didn’t even get an invite to the combine, probably because he went to a small school SE Missouri State.
Forbes was placed on injured reserve in September but in October was placed on the designated to return list, making him eligible to come back before the end of the season which he did for the last two games of the season.
He didn’t see any time on offense but he did play some on special teams. He probably won’t start but he has a chance to compete if he can stay healthy this season. Forbes is one of the most intriguing prospects of the 2019 class because we haven’t seen much of him and he can add depth to an offensive line that badly needs it.
Finally, this pick receives a D. Donnie Lewis Jr. spent the entire 2019 on the Browns practice squad and might have an outside chance to make the roster this year.
He made it through all four preseason games last season and was let go in the final round of cuts. The 6-foot 190-pound cornerback didn’t make the team in favor of a couple of veteran defensive backs.
But with most of those guys gone there is a chance for Lewis to make the roster and see some playing time if he can earn it.
He could also get on the roster if he can make an impact on special teams. It’s not like teams are used to getting production from seventh-round picks but this one still has a chance to make plays in the orange and brown.