|Fortt started his college career and Penn State and after two seasons there he transferred across the country to California, where he starred. In his lone season with the Golden Bears in 2013, he was a finalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker, before being forced out of the lineup because of a biceps injury. Prior to the setback he had 64 tackles in nine starts. His final year in college was not the only time Fortt has had injury issues, as he also missed all of 2012 after tearing a ligament in his right knee. He was well enough to work out for NFL teams at the scouting combine, where he proved to be among the strongest linebackers in the class, completing 30 reps in the bench press to tie for the most of any player at his position. Fortt is not a complete player quite yet, and there was some skepticism when he declared for the draft instead of completing his college career. He had just 3 1/2 tackles for loss last season, and the lack of big plays is a concern for somebody who seemingly has a lot of ability. His injury background is also a risk that teams will investigate closely. However, Fortt has upside and will likely be drafted in the middle rounds, and may fit well as a weakside linebacker in a 4-3.