At this point, Alabama guard Chance Warmack has to be the odds-on favorite for the Dallas Cowboys’ first round pick in next month’s draft.
Both of ESPN’s draft experts, Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., have Dallas selecting Warmack at No. 18 in their latest mock drafts, a move that would address an interior offensive line that’s in sore need of some addressing. Warmack joined the Fitzsimmons and Durrett show on ESPN Radio 103.3-FM, and said that he could see himself wearing the Star on his helmet--just as his favorite player, soon-to-be Hall of Famer Larry Allen did.
“I’m actually headed over there to Dallas in early April,” Warmack said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’re talking about America’s Team, you know? They have a lot of history. My favorite player actually played for the Dallas Cowboys. Larry Allen played for the Dallas Cowboys. So much tradition, just like Alabama in itself, on a pro level.”
Allen still shows up to Valley Ranch fairly regularly, and actually worked with the Cowboys last first round offensive lineman, Tyron Smith. Smith has since become Dallas’ best lineman.
“He is one of the greatest, man,” Warmack said of Allen. “He’ll be inducted in the Hall of Fame in August. He’s on another level of playing the position, and I always try to seek the great players that play the same position I play. How can you not pay attention to a guy so exceptional? He’s a freak of nature. He gets it done all the time. It’s hard to pass up watching a guy like that.”
If the pieces fall just right, Warmack might get a chance to work with him, too.
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