Through numerous NFL Mock Drafts, the name Chance Warmack has appeared many times as the probable Dallas Cowboys’ first round pick.But many experts believed that the guard from Alabama would not last that long in the draft. But because Warmack underwhelmed at the NFL Scouting Combine yesterday, the chances that “Chance” could fall to the Cowboys in the draft have just gone up.
The unanimous All-American offensive lineman’s official measurements came in at 6-foot-2, 317 pounds, 34 3/4-inch arms, 9 5/8-inch hands. He went on to record a 5.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 110 inches in the broad jump. But Warmack’s overall workout came under some scrutiny by scouts.
NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah called Warmack’s work in position drills just average and said he didn’t enjoy a stellar workout. Jeremiah also added:
“Most teams don’t put much stock in the 40 when evaluating offensive linemen, but the marginal field workout does carry some weight. I’m not predicting he will take a drastic tumble on NFL draft boards, but evaluators have to be at least a little concerned about his lack of ideal size and underwhelming athleticism.”
Unfortunately, Warmack’s conditioning and commitment could also be an issue. According to former Cowboy executive Gil Brandt, Warmack said he would be eating White Castle immediately after the Combine was done.
One of the best offensive guard prospects in the country. Honorable mention All-American as a junior in 2011, and a durable starter over the last two years for Alabama at left guard. Athletic player with fantastic size and strength, and a huge (literally) reason why Alabama’s running game has been so successful the last two seasons. Warmack plays with excellent technique and is rarely penalized, and is consistently one of the top graded offensive linemen on a team full of top NFL prospects. Offensive guards are not valued highly on draft night (see David DeCastro) so expect Warmack to go in the second or third round unless he simply cannot be passed on. This is the kind of guy who will undoubtedly start in the NFL for a long time provided he can stay healthy.
Below, you can watch Warmack’s Scouting Combine’s interview and his highlights from Alabama.