Emmanuel Forbes drafted as the No. 16 overall pick to the Washington Commanders

Former Mississippi State cornerback, Emmanuel Forbes, has been drafted as the No. 16 overall pick to the Washington Commanders in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Many NFL analysts had Emmanuel Forbes going in the first round, and tonight solidified that guess with Emmanuel Forbes being as the No. 16 overall pick to the Washington Commanders in this year’s NFL Draft.

The Washington Commanders have added a great cornerback to their secondary.

Emmanuel Forbes was born in Grenada, Mississippi about an hour and a half northwest of Starkville, Mississippi, where the football star would find himself playing college football.

Forbes graduated from Grenada High School in 2020, and he went on to play at Mississippi State University later that year.

Emmanuel Forbes put his stamp in the Mississippi State record books, and he added his name to one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play at Mississippi State University.

Mississippi State football finished the 2022 college football season 8-4 and all four of Mississippi State’s losses could not be blamed on the defense. Much of that had to do with Emmanuel Forbes’ lockdown coverage in the secondary.

Most SEC teams’ offenses this season would not even look Emmanuel Forbes’ way. This says a lot about his coverage, and his ability to pick the ball off.

Emmanuel Forbes holds the SEC career record for most pick-sixes by any player. What an accomplishment.

Forbes would find himself on the semifinalist Jim Thorpe award list, and many analysts and fans thought he would be a shoo-in for the winner of the award. The Mississippi State Football cornerback fell just short of the award for the best cornerback in college football.

Emmanuel Forbes finished the 2022 college football season with 6 interceptions, 15 passes defended, and 3 pick-sixes.

Although Forbes might have been robbed of the Jim Thorpe Award, he will go down as one of the greatest college cornerbacks to ever play in the Southeastern Conference.