Draft analyst says Texas RB Chris Warren was ‘lucky’ to receive NFL Combine invite

Texas running back Chris Warren will be among the participants at the upcoming NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Warren, after posting only 314 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns as a junior last fall, declared early for the NFL Draft after originally planning to transfer out of Texas.

And with the sudden change of plans, one NFL Draft analyst thinks that Warren should be extremely grateful for the opportunity that he has to impress in front of NFL scouts, coaches and others.

NFLDraftScout.com’s Dane Brugler, in an interview with the Dallas Morning News, said that Warren is “lucky to have received a combine invite.”

From Brugler on Warren:

“He absorbs contact well, but doesn’t consistently dish it out like most power backs his size. His athleticism/speed is average. Warren is lucky to have received a combine invite and will need to have the right answers when scouts ask about his tumultuous 2017 season at Texas. Warren projects as a priority free agent at this point in the process.”

Warren, who checks in at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, finished his career as a Longhorn with at total of 1,150 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns across 204 carries. His season rushing yard totals, however, decreased every season. He recorded a career-high 470 rushing yards as a freshman in 2015.

It might just take a strong performance, both on the field and in the interview room, to make up for that as Warren hopes to make the cut in the NFL Draft this spring.

The NFL Combine will last from Feb. 27-March 5. The NFL Draft will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas from April 26-28, marking the first time it has been held at an NFL Stadium.

The post Draft analyst says Texas RB Chris Warren was ‘lucky’ to receive NFL Combine invite appeared first on Diehards.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.