Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama offensive lineman Chance Warmack speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Could Chance Warmack Be a Top Ten Pick?


Consider this from a recent NFL Draft prospect evaluation:

He could be one of the highest draft picks at the guard position in recent years, and he could easily go in the top 10.

Sound like Chance Warmack? Think again, that’s from last year’s combine profile on David DeCastro. Those that watched the television coverage will remember Mike Mayock waxing poetically about DeCastro as the guard was routinely used as an example when the group moved to a new position drill.

Now, Warmack is the highly-touted guard making draftniks wonder if he is worthy of a top ten, even top five, pick. Will it happen? You never know, but based on the way the draft went last year, it would likely take a team to believe Warmack is a significantly better prospect than DeCastro, who “fell” to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 24th pick.

Forgive me for not buying into the hype but there isn’t anything being said about Warmack that wasn’t said about DeCastro a year ago. Every draft is its own beast and without a solid group of top quarterbacks, maybe this is the year it could happen if it ever will again.

As for me, I’ll believe a guard can go in the top five or top ten when I see it.

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