Chance Warmack is becoming a polarizing player in the 2013 NFL Draft. After being extremely hyped before the combine, some “experts” and analysts are saying he’s overrated because of what they’re calling a “subpar” workout during the event. That’s good news for the Dallas Cowboys, assuming they don’t think the same thing.
Warmack was originally thought of as a top 10 pick and many still perceive him as that, which is exactly the way it should be. But now that many have turned up their noses at him after he ran a 5.49 in the 40-yard dash and recorded a broad jump of 9’2″, he could fall right into the Cowboys’ lap at No. 18 overall in the draft.
It may require a minor trade up a spot or two, but the Cowboys should be able to land Warmack if they are truly targeting him as they seem to be. At least three Dallas beat writers have claimed sources who state the Cowboys have Warmack “very high” on their draft board and my lone source at Valley Ranch has reported something similar. So with all these factors adding up, Warmack could fall just far enough in the first round for the Cowboys to snatch him.
Of course, the Cowboys have to make the offensive line their priority in the draft for Warmack to end up in Dallas. As Dan Graziano recently wrote, the offensive line should be the Cowboys’ No. 1, 2, 3 and arguably 4 priorities in the draft. That’s not as easy as it sounds considering last year the Cowboys gave so much cash to guards Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau, who are both average at best. Finances aside–although they can’t be ignored–the Cowboys still have serious needs at both guard positions and a young stud like Warmack, who many have tagged as overrated, might be perfect for the Cowboys in the middle of the first round to become a cornerstone for an offensive line that’s struggled for the majority of recent memory.