Scouting Report on Nick ForbesHow we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
- SpeedBlue Chip
- SizeDivision I Player
- StrengthBlue Chip
- AgilityDivision I Player
- Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: He is not the tallest linebacker but is a legit 6 feet and rocked-up like a huge running back.
Needs Improvement: Like most muscular linebackers, Forbes is a tad stiff in the hips and must improve flexibility in order to contend for an outside linebacker position.
Most Impressive: Forbes loves building up a head of steam and just knocking someone on their can. He is also a high-effort kid that excels as a running back and linebacker.
Conclusion: He should be a real terror on coverage teams early in his career. At this point, he may be better suited as a middle linebacker or weakside linebacker and could add much-needed depth right away at either position. May not be a full-time starter until his second year.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina