Draft Profile: Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Miss St


The 2023 NFL offseason is nearly here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2023 NFL draft.

Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Miss St

HT: 6’0
WT: 180 lbs


– Consensus All-American (2022)
– First-team All-SEC (2022)
– Second-team All-SEC (2021)



– His length and leaping ability allow him to high-point the ball and make plays. Forbes would have had bigger interception numbers in college had opposing quarterbacks not gone out of their way to avoid him.
– Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Forbes has solid ball skills.
– Can track the ball downfield and gets his head around when playing in a trail position, and he shows excellent ball skills when breaking on a route. He’s a plus tackler in run support as well.
– Fluid mover with decent speed and his length allows him to cover effectively downfield
– Flashes good ball skills. Forbes has the fluidity and change-of-direction ability to mirror quicker receivers underneath.


– Is not an asset in run support, looking tentative and underpowered when stepping up against the run.
– At this point, Forbes can get outmuscled. He also might be susceptible to catch and- run plays. He’ll give effort in run support, but he’s going to struggle to get off blocks against physical outside receivers.
– Needs to develop a better understanding of route combinations and better overall vision.
– His appetite for crashing down against the run came and went in college, and he’s likely to get walled off easily by bigger receivers.


As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 13 games and logged 757 snaps for the Bulldogs. He made decent 55 tackles, 4 assists, and had 32 stops. In coverage he totaled 5 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 90.0.

In 2022 as a junior Forbes played in 11 games and contributed on 668 snaps. He chalked up 36 tackles, 5 assists, and added 17 stops. In the secondary Forbes forced 6 pass breakups, an impressive 6 interceptions, and gave up an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 42.8. Forbes has the skill-set to be a top-10 player at his position in the NFL. He does need to bulk up a bit and work on his physicality, but the ceiling is high.

Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com


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