Throughout the NFL Draft process, most prospects use canned answers and say they just want to go to a team that will give them an opportunity. However, Chance Warmack isn’t your ordinary prospect.
Instead of passing on the question and giving the typical response, Warmack went on a lengthy explanation that was a glowing endorsement of the Tennessee Titans and came across as a plee for the team to draft him.
“I’ve never been coached by an actual offensive lineman before,” Warmack said, via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. “That alone will escalate my play to a phenomenal level. Most of my coaches played tight end. My offensive line coach in college played linebacker. They couldn’t really relate to what an offensive lineman does.
“They did a good job coaching me, but with [coach Mike Munchak and offensive line coach Bruce Matthews] it would be a whole ‘nother level of learning the position. I was more attracted to hearing those two guys being on the same team and to know that it was three hours away from my college. It would be like a dream come true for me.”
If Tennessee does go with Warmack, they would pair him with free agent signee Andy Levitre.
A duo of Levitre and Warmack would be dynamic for the Titans interior line, but Warmack shouldn’t hold out too much hope.
There is some belief that the Titans prefer North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper because of his elite footwork and athleticism. If that’s the case, Warmack could continue to slide down the draft board.
We will find out where everyone goes in under two weeks, but Warmack is hoping to get a call from a Tennessee area code.