Draft Capsule: OG Chance Warmack

Draft Capsule: OG Chance Warmack

March 18, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Jake Flannigan

Chance Warmack (OG), Alabama

6-2 | 317 lbs.

Projection:

1st Round

Strengths:

Possesses a high motor that is accompanied by a solid punch and good footwork. Handled high quality defenders throughout his college career in both the run game and passing attack. Active hands and feet throughout the length of each play separate Warmack from the rest of the interior offensive lineman in the 2013 draft class.

Weaknesses:

Warmack’s pad level rises too high in certain instances. His footwork is technically sound, but sometimes lacks the quickness to adjust to second wave attacks from defenders. Has not done a ton of pulling in Alabama’s offensive run scheme.

Fit for the Bears:

After signing free agent Jermon Bushrod, securing the left tackle position and moving J’Marcus Webb to right tackle, the Bears need to focus in on the future of the interior of its offensive line. Warmack would be the perfect addition to the group, but his stock is so high that it is unlikely he will fall out of the Top 15. Currently the team only has three players on the roster at the guard position, Nick Pieschel , Chris Riley and Derek Dennis, who all are without any professional game experience.  Possible guard options include current tackles Gabe Carimi and James Brown, who also provide depth at right tackle. Lance Louis, who had developed into a dependable blocker before his season-ending knee injury in 2012, is now a free agent. The same can be said for Chris Spencer, Chilo Rachal and Jonathan Scott. Bottom line is that the Bears will have to address the guard position one way or another in the coming months.

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