2017 NFL Draft

Marcus Forston, DT

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 301 lbs.
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03/13/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DOWN DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: *Marcus Forston, Miami, DT, 6-1, 301, 3...Forston has exceptional, natural athletic ability that thus far has been offset by his equally natural ability to have something go wrong, one way or the other. His career has been scarred, quite literally, with a number of injuries that limited his time on the playing field. As a promising freshman, Forston played eight games, including one start. The next year he was in only three games before being redshirting after injuring an ankle. He then missed spring practice in 2010 with a shoulder injury, but looked good in 12 starts that season. In 2011 he was suspended from the season opener by the NCAA for taking impermissible benefits while being recruited. Forston returned to start the next three games before a knee injury ended his season and, when he declared for the draft, his college career. NFL scouts are left to evaluate an injury-plagued, strong, gifted athlete who has been a work in progress, albeit with little progress. He demonstrated his natural strength at the combine by benching 225 pounds 35 times and although his speed and agility results were mediocre, he was at least healthy enough to take part. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

12/05/2011 - Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Marcus Forston declaring for the NFL Draft didn't cause big ripples. Forston leaving a year early was pretty much expected. While he has been dominating at times, he has also finished two of the past three seasons injured. He is currently projected as a third- or fourth-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com, but easily to vault into second-round consideration if he can prove he's fully recovered from the knee injury that ended his season in October. Forston was one of eight players who was suspended for Miami's opening game at Maryland because of taking extra benefits from a former booster. The Hurricanes are still waiting on decisions from redshirt sophomore running back Lamar Miller and safety Ray Ray Armstrong, who could be potential first-round picks if they leave school early. Miller is projected as the No. 2 running back eligible for the 2012 draft behind Alabama's Trent Richardson. Armstrong is the No. 2-rated strong safety behind the Crimson Tide's Mark Barron. - Derek Harper, Executive Editor, NFLDraftScout.com

12/05/2011 - Miami's large NFL representation likely grew on Monday with the announcement that defensive tackle Marcus Forston and wide receiver Tommy Streeter would make themselves eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft. CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman reports that Forston and Streeter - both juniors - plan to sign with Drew Rosenhaus and begin preparing for April's NFL Draft. Streeter led the Hurricanes in all major receiving statistics this season, pulling in 46 catches for 811 yards and eight touchdowns. According to the Miami Herald, the star wide receiver had a long meeting with head coach Al Golden to discuss the possibilities of entering the draft. Streeter's size and speed will give him plenty of opportunities to impress scouts at the combine, at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds the junior combines his size with reported sub-4.4 speed to give himself the opportunity to join the long list of successful NFL receivers to come from The U. Forston's exit seems like much less of a surprise to those around the Miami program. After an outstanding freshman campaign in 2008, the talented defensive lineman has struggled to stay on the field. Injuries ended his 2009 and 2011 seasons, though his performance when healthy has been active and dominant. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com

12/05/2011 - After four years spent with the University of Miami Hurricanes, two football standouts will leave the university with a year of eligibility remaining to join the ranks of professional football. Forston, who was named a Freshman All-American by multiple publications after a stellar first year with the Hurricanes, battled injuries for two of his final three years at Miami. The defensive lineman, who suffered early season-ending injuries in 2009 and 2011, recorded a career-high 37 tackles in 2010, including the second-most tackles for loss on the team (12). He ends his 31-game career at Miami with 60 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and seven sacks. - Miami football

10/06/2011 - Miami has lost defensive tackle Marcus Forston for the remainder of the season because of a knee injury, the latest blow in an already-tough season for the Hurricanes. Forston is the second defensive starter Miami lost for the year in the past week. Starting linebacker Ramon Buchanan sustained a season-ending right knee injury in last weekend's win over Bethune-Cookman - and, just like Buchanan, Forston was hurt on a non-contact play. The team announced Forston's injury early Thursday. Forston was one of eight players who was suspended for Miami's opening game at Maryland because of taking extra benefits from a former booster. Stopping the run has been a major trouble spot for Miami this year. The Hurricanes rank 105th out of 120 major-college teams in rushing yards allowed per game (202.3) and 106th nationally in yards allowed per carry (5.0). And the Hokies have one of the nation's top backs in David Wilson, who is averaging 127.8 yards per game this season on the ground. Forston is eligible to return to the Hurricanes in 2012. He had been planning to examine his NFL draft status after this season. It's the second time he's had a college season cut short by injury. He received a medical redshirt after playing only three games in 2009. - AP Sports

09/22/2011 - DT Marcus Forston had two tackles and helped plug the middle of Miami's rushing defense vs. Ohio State. - The Sports Xchange

07/13/2011 - 2011 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Marcus Forston, DT, Miami, (Rebounded from injury in 2009 with 12 TFLs), has been selected to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation's college lineman of the year. - The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Marcus Forston, Miami, DT, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Forston enters his junior year after recording 37 tackles including 12 tackles for loss (second-most on the team), three quarterback sacks and an interception in 2010. The defensive lineman has been recognized by the FWAA several times before. In 2008 he was named to the FWAA Freshmen All-American First Team. - Miami football

07/11/2011 - 2011 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Marcus Forston, Miami, DT, has been selected one of 65 players named to Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Outland Trophy goes to the best interior lineman in college football, presented annually since 1946 and is the third oldest award in major college football. Forston enters his junior year after starting 12 of 13 games last season, recording 37 tackles including 12 tackles for loss (second most on the team), three quarterback sacks and an interception. This isn't the first time the defensive lineman has been recognized by the FWAA. In 2008, he was named to the FWAA Freshmen All-American First Team. - Miami football


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