Forsythe should be able to play right or left tackle in the NFL. He probably shouldn’t be ready to start week one of 2021 but week one of 2022? Possibly. Bleacher Report had Forsythe worthy of being a 1st or 2nd round pick.
Seahawks chose Stone Forsythe in the 6th round of the 2021 NFL draft
12th Man Rising: How good of a college left tackle was Stone Forsythe and what could he have done better?
Jeremy Klump: I think Stone Forsythe was phenomenal last season. Anytime your quarterback is in the Heisman voting and you have skill position players winning awards (Kyle Pitts winning the Mackey Award), your offensive line has to be doing something right.
I think Forsythe was one of the best pass blocking tackles in the NCAA. What he could have done better was run block. For how good he is at pass blocking, he really lacks in the run game.
12th Man Rising: What kind of teammate do you think he was and how do you think he will transition off the field to the pros?
Jeremy Klump: From what I have seen and heard, he is incredible and people love him. I think at one point last year Kyle Trask even said how underappreciated he was because of the work he does. I think that will continue in the NFL for sure and his new teammates will love him.
12th Man Rising: What are some of the strengths that should help him help the Seahawks?
Jeremy Klump: He will make sure Russell Wilson doesn’t get hit. He showed against Alabama this year in the SEC championship that he will protect the QB at an elite level. You can count on him on every passing snap and know his guy will get “Stoned” by him. Ask Azeez Ojulari from Georgia!
12th Man Rising: What would be some of your biggest concerns about him on the field in the NFL?
Jeremy Klump: He needs to get better as a run blocker. I think if he can progress as a run blocker, he can become a pro bowl type player because he’s that elite in the pass game. I am a little concerned that at his size, it will be tough for him to get better at climbing to the second level in the run game.
12th Man Rising: What are some of the things, on the field or off the field or both, 12s might not know about Stone Forsythe but should know?
Jeremy Klump: On the field: Forsythe has 51 pass blocks, gave up 0 pressures, and earned a 90.1 pass block grade, which was the highest PFF pass-block grade earned by an offensive lineman EVER against Alabama. I find that to be incredible and again, just highlights how good he is in pass protection.
Off the field: His father, Ray Forsythe, played in the NFL too!