clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Could Drew Forbes Be Our Answer At Guard?

A Potential Sleeper to Solve Our Woes at Guard

Drew Forbes, OG
School: Southeast Missouri State | Conference: Ohio Valley Conference
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 305 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 4th - 5th Rounder
NFL Comparison: ????

College Statistics

N/A

Player Overview

Drew Forbes is a Bonne Terre, MO product, and made his name at tiny Southeast Missouri State in the Ohio Valley Conference. Forbes was a 3 year starter at left tackle for the Redhawks, winning the team’s award for best offensive lineman in his sophomore year, his first year as a starter. In his junior year, he was named second team All Ohio Valley Conference, leading a line which allowed only 14 sacks all year. After his senior season, he was selected as an FCS second team All American by the Associated Press. Snubbed by the Combine, Forbes’ stock has improved dramatically in recent weeks as a result of an impressive Pro Day performance. He posted numbers on key metrics that would have had him among the top OL at the NFL combine. His 40 yd time (4.87) would have been the best speed among that group with his bench press (28), vertical jump (30.5”), and 3 cone (7.59 seconds) being top ten scores.

Strengths

  • Great athleticism.
  • Durable.
  • Smart. Multiple time Southeast Scholar-Athlete.
  • Nasty.
  • Strong finisher.
  • Solid base.

Weaknesses

  • Small school competition.
  • Played tackle in college, but would likely play guard in the NFL.

Let’s see his work

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

The Redskins’ issues at left guard are the topic of endless conversations and consternation here at Hogs Haven, so it’s no secret that drafting at least one guard, and preferably a couple, is at the top of many fans’ lists this year. Drew Forbes came onto the radar screen of a number of scouts late in the offseason, primarily as a product of his impressive Pro Day results. Had he posted those numbers at the NFL Combine, it’s possible that he would be in the Day 2 conversation. As it sits currently, it sounds like he’s a potential 4th or 5th round selection. Forbes is a bright guy, with multiple academic honors, he’s already married, and he helped put the Southeast Missouri State football program on the map during his tenure with the team. Given his athletic prowess, his high motor, and his nasty streak, I’d love for the Redskins to give this guy a chance to fill out the interior line with Chase and Brandon.

Poll

What do you think about using a 5th round pick on Drew Forbes?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    I’d be in favor of it, but I still want to take another guard earlier.
    (153 votes)
  • 38%
    I’d like it, he could be our answer at guard.
    (114 votes)
  • 8%
    Not interested, we need a guard earlier and have too many other needs for a second pick on the position.
    (24 votes)
  • 2%
    No thanks.
    (7 votes)
298 votes total Vote Now