Marcus Forston NFL Draft Profile

Marcus Forston NFL Draft Profile

Marcus Forston, Junior, Defensive Tackle, Miami



Marcus Forston will be one of the best defensive tackles in his draft class. At 6-3 and 305 pounds, the Miami product has the size and strength to be a major nuisance to the opposing offense. Forston made a big splash as a freshman in 2008 and was named to just about everybody’s Freshman All-America team. Like most defensive tackles, Forston did not put up huge numbers, but he did record 4.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.0 sacks.

Forston missed out on most of the 2009 season after suffering a season ending injury early in the campaign. After receiving a medical hardship, Forston was back in action in 2010 and picked up right where he left off two years earlier. On the year he tallied 37 tackles, 12.0 tackles-for-loss, 3.0 sacks and one interception.


Final Projection:

Forston will never put up big numbers, but watching how much he can influence a game makes it quite apparent that he can play in the NFL. He could have left school after the 2010 season and been a second or third round selection. However, Forston wanted to return to school and help get Miami back on the national radar. If that happens, Forston’s draft stock will sky rocket.

1/5/12 Update:

Just about everybody is bolting the Miami program right now so it is hard to blame Forston for doing the same. However, coming off of a knee injury, the defensive tackle will have a lot to prove between now and the draft. With no more options to do so in college, it will all come down to the pre-draft workouts. Forston is still a good talent, but his stock is falling fast. He needs to put an end to that to stay in the top two rounds.  

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