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Drew Forbes ‘Prospect X’ Heading to Cleveland

(Bonne Terre) Drew Forbes is Prospect X. Sports Illustrated published an article last week called “Who Is Prospect X? The Search for the NFL Draft’s Most Overlooked Prospect.” As it turns out, it’s North County and SEMO graduate, offensive lineman, Drew Forbes. He was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round this week as the 189th overall pick in the NFL draft…

Forbes was an All America offense tackle for the Redhawks this year, but flew under the radar of much of the NFL until late in the process. Drew was not invited to the NFL combine, but then blew up during his pro day workouts…

Forbes clocked an average of a 4.95 in the 40 yard dash with a sore hamstring. In earlier workouts he ran a 4.7 flat. That time is faster than any other offensive or defensive lineman that went to the combine. And at 6’5″ and 305 pounds Forbes also turned in a 30.5 inch vertical leap, which would have put him in the top five and 28 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press, which would have been 8th for offensive lineman…

NFL teams finally came around to the fact that Forbes has all the measureables to succeed in the NFL. Forbes says they also like his leadership qualities and mental make up…

For years the Cleveland Browns had resided in the NFL cellar, but last year, energized by the number one draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Baker Mayfield, Cleveland turned it around. They went 7-8-1 and narrowly missed out on the playoffs. Forbes is looking forward to helping complete that turnaround…

Forbes is living out a dream, but it’s a dream made possible through hard work…

Listen to our Saturday Morning Sports Showcase at 8am Saturday on AM 800 KREI for our full interview with Drew Forbes.

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