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NFL Draft Profile: Emmanuel Forbes, Cornerback, Mississippi State Bulldogs

NFL Draft profile scouting report for Mississippi State CB Emmanuel Forbes

Mississippi State CB Emmanuel Forbes

Pos: CB
Ht: 6000
Wt: 180
40: 4.45
DOB: 1/13/2001
Hometown: Grenada, MS
High School: Grenada
Eligibility: 2023

Emmanuel Forbes
Mississippi State Bulldogs


A deceiving, lockdown type of corner with adequate size and solid speed.


A lockdown cornerback, Forbes has made many opposing quarterbacks pay with his deceptive style of play. He possesses elite ball skills, as evident by his eight career interceptions. Forbes transforms into a playmaker with the ball in his hands and has three career pick-six returns for touchdowns. In addition, he has totaled 104 tackles through his first two seasons. The high-energy leader of the Bulldogs' defense has the speed to tag along with any receiver in the nation. His backpedal and fluid hips are also two key ingredients to his success. Forbes is strong in man coverage and even better in zone due to his football intelligence. Look for SEC quarterbacks to be leery of throwing in his direction, so fewer opportunities could come in 2022 but that doesn’t diminish the highlight-reel play that makes Forbes worthy of first-round consideration, should he decide to make a dash to the draft.

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Emmanuel Forbes is an explosive Cornerback for Mississippi State. He began his career at Mississippi State as a freshman, appearing in all eleven games, being named to the All Bowl Team and Freshman All America honors. With Forbes tremendous play continuing, he leads all FBS players in interceptions returned for a touchdown. He has the ability to follow a receiver while also being explosive off a turnover. Forbes was born on January 13, 2021 and is the son to Venita Rounds and Emmauel Forbes Jr.