2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DARRICK FORREST: Cincinnati, 6000 202 4.43. Three-year starter, Columbus, OH. Was a steady force on a consistently strong Cincinnati defense. He has played primarily two high in quarters, quarter/quarter/half, and Cover 2. Has also played one high and occasionally dropped to a traditional overhang safety. Excellent in run support he tracks downhill with precise angles and adjustments to movement. He’s an efficient open field tackler with gather and drive through tackles. Always around the ball it’s rare for him to miss. In deep coverage he shows a smooth pedal and easily flips his hips to change direction and gain ground over the top. Has range pursuing and covering deep outside from one or two high. Even if slightly out of position he recovers ground in a hurry. Quick to process route combinations he balances vertical routes and squeezes voids in zones. He keeps the windows small. Rarely out of position he has good vision seeing quarterback and threats. He matches up well in quarters and can stay with deep routes. Dynamic playing the ball in front of him. Sudden plant and drive to get to a lot balls in the air. Occasionally takes an extra step reacting. While there is not a lot of ball production, he will take advantage of mistakes and has made some critical interceptions. Steady and consistent. It’s hard to find an obvious flaw as he makes few mistakes. He has versatility to fit most schemes and could develop into a solid starter. His tackling skill in space should project him well to special teams. 2020 stats: 40 T, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 INT. Fifth/sixth round. (A-32, H-9 3/4, VJ-39, SS-4.22).