The 2013 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away. Chance Warmack is being regarded as one of the best players in the draft, let alone being the best at his position on the offensive line.
The Alabama guard is looking to be a difference-maker for the team that selects him. Warmack is expected to go somewhere in the middle of the first round.
Chance Warmack joined 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland with Ken Carman to discuss his mindset heading into training camp regardless of who selects him, Trent Richardson giving him draft advice, the teams that have the best chance of selecting him and his goals as an NFL player.
What is your main focus going into training camp based on what team selects you?
“I think you have to understand they draft you for a reason. They are drafting you to make a difference in the organization as a whole, regardless what position you play. I feel like if you are a first-round draft pick, especially in the top 15, you have to just focus on yourself and improve yourself as much as possible. That will not only help the teammates, but also help the team and be able to contribute as much as you possibly can.”
Have you spoken to Trent Richardson lately?
“I haven’t had a chance to speak to him recently, but I was talking to him right after my pro day. We talked and everything. He was giving me some advice of how to handle the upcoming interviews and he gives great advice and we came out to Alabama together. He’s a successful person, man. He’s real physical. He’s a tremendous athlete and he’s not only a good person, but he’s been helping me out a lot.”
What teams do you think have the best shot of selecting you?
“People are going to tell you that all the time, but at the end of the day nobody really knows until the end of the draft. Every year something happens and everybody’s mock drafts get changed, so this week might be different than the next two weeks. I can’t really pinpoint what’s going to happen.”
What are your goals of being an NFL player? What do you want to accomplish?
“In college, I set my goals for myself and I achieved most of those goals. I just feel like going into the NFL as a rookie I just want to start and understand the game, and after that as the years go by, try to make the Pro Bowl and become an All-Pro and just be accountable for the program and the organization, and to represent the organization the right way no matter how many years I play. My dream is just to play a long, long time in the NFL if I can, and that’s my dream.”