Miami (Fla.) - Hurricanes
Marcus Forston - #99 - DT
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/08/2012 Miami (Fla.) Pro Day||6-1 5/8||299||9 1/4||32 1/4||78 7/8||4.61||7.56|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-1 1/4||301||9||33||79 1/2||5.09||35||8'9"||28||4.83||7.67|
Was a highly decorated defensive tackle out of Miami’s Northwestern High School, including being named to the Parade and USA Today All-America squads. Played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2008, making a start against Florida at right defensive tackle, and registered 18 tackles, 41⁄2 tackles for loss and three sacks with one pass batted down. Did not play against North Carolina (neck stinger). Played in three of the first four contests in ’09, with no stats recorded, before taking a medical redshirt for an ankle injury. Did not participate in ’10 spring practice because of a shoulder injury. In the fall, he started 12-of-13 games at DRT spot (did not start against Clemson) and posted 37-12-3 with one pass batted and one interception. Was suspended by the NCAA for the ’11 season opener for taking impermissible benefits while being recruited. Returned from his suspension and started the next three games at DRT, registering 5-1-1 with a forced fumble. Suffered a season-ending non-contact knee injury during practice in early October.Positives:
Thick hamstrings and thighs. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 35 times at the Combine. Quick and athletic. Strong hands — can extend, locate and disengage. Flashes disruptive ability — able to create a surge and invert the line. Gives effort in pursuit. Strong, wrap tackler. Has some upside.Negatives:
Soft midsection. Poor leverage vs. the run — lets his pads rise and gets taken for a ride. Does not dig in vs. double-teams. Runs duck-footed. Thick-hipped and inflexible to work an edge. Needs to improve hand use and counters. Takes plays off. Average eyes and instincts. Injury-prone — missed the majority of two seasons. Needs more glass in his diet.Summary:
Displayed middle-round talent prior to knee injury, but weight-room strength does not translate to the field, where he disappears for stretches. Could have used more college seasoning, and knee injury could affect draft standing and easily push the late rounds.
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