Photo of Chance Warmack
Drafted By: Titans
  • Round 1
  • Pick 10
  • Overall 10

Combine Results

Grade
93.9 ?
  • 5.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Considered by many to be one of the best all-around players in this draft class, Warmack should enjoy a long and productive NFL career -- and help solidify the Titans' ground game. The last offensive guard to be picked in the first round of a draft was Chris Naeole, who went 10th overall to the New Orleans Saints in 1997.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 34 3/4" Arm Length
  • 317LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Alabama running backs Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson have received deserved acclaim for their production over the past three seasons, two of which ended with Tide head coach Nick Saban holding the crystal football signifying a BCS Championship. One of the big reasons for the success of the team's running attack, figuratively and literally, was the play of Warmack.


Coming out of Atlanta's Westlake High School as a top national recruit, Warmack earned playing time at guard in five games as a true freshman. He was injected into the starting lineup the following year, starting all 13 games at left guard -- the same spot where he again lined up every week in the team's second BCS Championship season last fall. The second-team All-SEC pick in 2011 brought a nice combination of strength and mobility to Alabama's offensive line, which by itself would make him a potential starter at the next level.

Analysis

Strengths

Thick interior player. Possesses a strong punch to shock oncoming defenders and consistently extends his arms to keep them at bay in pass protection. Strong lower half helps his anchor against bull rushes. Mobile enough to effectively trap and pull, regularly negates targets coming into the hole and flattens defensive backs in his path. Practiced fitting on linebackers on combo blocks. Brings attitude on every play, constantly keeps his hands and feet moving when drive-blocking, rolling his hips through contact, and looking to pancake his man whenever possible. Doesn't have the quickest feet, but is very technically sound and uses his strong punch to stop defenders and his length to mirror. Drives interior defensive tackle off the ball on base blocks. Has handled a number of dominating college defensive lineman with ease.

Weaknesses

Pops straight up out of his stance at times, losing leverage battle against better tackles on occasion. Has foot speed to get out in front of screens but will miss targets and lacks the short area quickness to adjust to defenders on the move. Will stop his feet after first contact at times. Does not have elite recovery speed to stop secondary rushes from quicker defensive linemen. Not asked to be a puller for Alabama's zone-heavy run scheme.

NFL Comparison

Carl Nicks

Bottom Line

Sturdy guard with dominating strength at the point of attack and enough mobility to clear the way for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, 2012 top five pick Trent Richardson, and Eddie Lacy over the last three seasons. His toughness and durability are outstanding, and he grades out as one of the elite talents in the 2013 NFL Draft, and as a probable starter Day 1 on Sundays.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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