Alex Forsyth NFL Draft Scouting Report
OC, Oregon Ducks
Alex Forsyth is a seasoned veteran along Oregon’s offensive line and has steadily improved each year he has played. While awaiting his turn as the starting center, he played as a rotational lineman filling in at both guard spots before finally becoming the starting center in 2020.
Forsyth offers good size and very good overall athleticism for the position. He is a right-handed center who shows excellent snap quickness and punch timing off the ball. In the passing game, Forsyth displays quick feet and hands to initiate contact with a quick and accurate punch to disrupt the defender’s initial rush. He then displays a good ability to mirror his upper and lower half, having the foot quickness and coordination to mirror defenders and the grip strength to stay latched on the defender.
He is a very cerebral player who handles all of Oregon’s protection calls. He is excellent at picking up stunts and games and has good timing when passing off defensive linemen. Forsyth has an above-average anchor but does give ground initially when faced with explosive strength on his head. In the run game, Forsyth is quick off the snap and has the agility to get across the defender’s face on reach blocks and outside zone. He displays above-average power and has very good leverage while engaged. He takes excellent angles while working the second level and is able to connect on moving targets.
While he is a good overall athlete, there are times he lacks the foot quickness to get outside on wide-zone plays and screens. Additionally, there are times he connects with a defender but falls off as he fails to come to balance. Overall, Forsyth has the requisite athleticism, football IQ, and technique to excel as a starter at the next level.
Top Reasons to Buy In:
- Football IQ
Top Reasons For Concern:
- Lack of explosive knockback power
Size (NFL Combine):
Height: 6′ 4”
Weight: 303 lbs
Arm Length: 32 3/4”
Hand Size: 10 1/4”
Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):
40-yard Dash: TBD
Vertical Jump: 20.5”
Broad Jump: 7′ 11”
Bench Reps: 29 reps
Ideal Role: Starting center
Scheme Fit: Wide zone
Prospect Comparison: Luke Fortner
TDN Consensus Grade: 78.00/100 (Third-Round Value)
- Weissman Grade: 78.00/100
Written By: Brentley Weissman
Exposures: Georgia (2022), UCLA (2022), California (2022)
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