100 in 100: Donovan Warren (81 of 100)

19 DAYS UNTIL THE DRAFT...

 

Donovan Warren played cornerback for the Michigan Wolverines and started all three years that he has been there. He decided just after the season ended this year that he would forgo his senior year and declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft this year. Warren is considered by a lot of the experts to be one of the better corners coming out. There is a lot of upside with this kid.

All Warren has been doing since his freshman year is make play after play after play. He has decent size and contested some of the larger receivers for a majority of the year. In '07 and '08 Warren recorded almost identical stats, but in '09 stepped his game up a bit.  That is exactly what scouts look for in a prospect; progress each and every year. There are other tangibles of course, but if a player is showing that they get better and better and are able to adapt to the game, then something like that can only work in a players favor.

Warren will be an interesting prospect to follow at the next level. The way he played in college reminds me a lot of how Darrelle Revis did. Not many people speculated that Revis would be as good as he was even though he was a first round selection; he had some kinks he had to work out initially. Warren has the potential to become that good. It's really an injustice that he is not rated higher. Some players just get more hype than they deserve (i.e. Joe Haden), and that sometimes leads to other guys with upside to unfairly slide. But like Singletary has said, "It's not about where one get's drafted, but what they do after they get drafted".

Below, we'll look at Warren's stats and highlights. After that, I'll provide a projection of where I think Warren will be selected. 

 

 

Here is a video for you all that have not seen Warren in action. And for those of you who have, enjoy them for a second or third time.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2007 Freshman All-American
  • 2007 Big-Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 2009 All Big-Ten First Team

 

CAREER STATS:

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2007 53 36 17 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 53 37 16 0 0 0 1 0 1 15 15.0 15 0 0
2009 66 43 23 0 0 0 0 0 4 42 10.5 40 1 0
2009 Regular Season Game Log Tackles Misc Interceptions
DATE OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9/5 Western Michigan W 31-7 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
9/12 Notre Dame W 38-34 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 3
9/19 Eastern Michigan W 45-17 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/26 Indiana W 36-33 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/3 @Michigan State L 26-20 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
10/10 @Iowa L 30-28 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 40 40.0 40 1 3
10/17 Delaware State W 63-6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/24 Penn State L 35-10 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/31 @Illinois L 38-13 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/7 Purdue L 38-36 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/14 @Wisconsin L 45-24 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/21 Ohio State L 21-10 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

 

SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:

One thing that Warren has going for him is his versatility. He has time at both cornerback and safety. Warren is very well-rounded; he's a guy that i snot afraid to stick his head in to a mess and make sure the ball carrier gets to the ground. His coverage skills are exceptional and he is not afraid to make a play on the ball. Warren is aggressive in all facets of his game. There are not too many flaws here. Someone is going to get extremely lucky to land this guy. Warren measured at just over 5'11" and weighed 193 at the combine.

Possibilities -- 2nd Round: Picks 33-64.

 

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