Kahale Warring

San Diego State

Prospect Info

College
San Diego State
Hometown
Class
CA
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
252 lbs
32 3/4”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.81
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Houston
Texans
Round 3 ‧ Pick 23
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
4.67u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
19
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
122.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.21
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.25
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.72
Seconds
 

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Kahale Kuio Kalani Michael Wodehouse Warring was a latecomer to football, starring instead in just about every other sport possible (water polo, basketball, cross county, swimming, soccer and tennis) during his time at Sonora High School in California. His one season on the gridiron gained enough interest from SDSU that he was given a shot as a walk-on. Warring redshirted the 2015 season while bulking up, and then played in four games as a reserve (2-17-8.5, two touchdowns) the following year before a broken foot cut the year short. Coaches gave him a scholarship before the 2017 season, and he ended up starting 3 of 13 games played (18-248-13.8, three TD). Warring only started twice in 12 games played in 2018 but was still named honorable mention All-Mountain West because he led the Aztecs with 31 receptions (which went for 372 yards, 12.0 average, and three scores). He did not play in the team's bowl game due to a hamstring injury suffered in the regular-season finale.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Todd Heap
Overview
Exciting and ascending, Warring is still a relative newcomer to the game, but he has the size, speed and athleticism to become a versatile, high-impact player on the pro level. He has the competitiveness to handle run-blocking duties and the talent to line up in the slot. While his production won't catch your eye, his tape does with quickness and ball skills that should make him a more productive target in the NFL than he was in college.
Strengths
  • Chiseled, athletic frame with very good size
  • Has blocking toughness and just needs to improve technique
  • Snaps hands and hips into engagement
  • Good radar in space as move-blocker
  • Races off snap and into seam with plus acceleration
  • Early speed to lose linebackers
  • Nifty, quick feet for sharp directional change in routes
  • Talented to work all three levels as receiver
  • Former basketball player and it shows
  • Able to post up defenders and win body positioning
  • Sudden leaper with springs to win at the high-point
  • Makes mid-air ball adjustments
  • Ability to run past or drag tacklers after catch
Weaknesses
  • Needs to improve his landmarks as run-blocker
  • Slow-starter getting into lateral blocks and loses positioning
  • Inconsistent hands as base-blocker
  • Needs to improve timing on work-up blocks
  • Still relatively inexperienced with modest career production
  • Not as clever in setting up route breaks as he could be
  • Will need to work quicker and be more sudden with red zone work
  • Dropped too many easy catches in 2018
Sources Tell Us

"He's exciting to project because he hasn't played that much football and he still has big-time flashes. He's one of those guys who was good at everything in high school athletics, and that usually translates out on the field." -- West Coast scout for NFC team
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league