Positive: Tough, slug-it-out lineman with marginal physical skills. Bends his knees, sets with an exceptionally wide base, and gets leverage on opponents. Keeps his feet moving throughout the action, shows terrific quickness, and is explosive at the point of attack. Terrific with the shotgun snap. Flashes the ability to turn defenders off the ball. Fluid when asked to kick out or pull and shows ability blocking in motion.
Negative: Lacks quick and fluid footwork in space. Struggles to finish blocks. Overwhelmed by larger defenders.
Analysis: Warren was a solid center on the college level, and his ability to block in motion could help him retain a spot as a backup in a zone blocking system."
At Virginia Tech, he redshirted in 2006, and barely saw the field until 2009 when he played 8 of five games, with 5 starts, and did a nice job as a first-year starting center.
Started all season in 2010, and gained the admiration of his peers after turning in a very solid season.
Strengths: Locks on well. Pulls well. Head hunts on the 2nd level. Moves people in the run game. Maintains a nice wide base in pass pro, and doesn't get walked despite a lack of ideal size. Will get quite a few knockdowns do to a strong initial punch.
Weaknesses: Average arms. Moves people but doesn't bury them. Lacks a killer instinct. Doesn't sustain his run blocks all the time. Doesn't always get much done in pass pro, and sometimes gives ground far too readily. Very average physical characteristics for the next level, and doesn't have any real upside left.
Projection: Priority UDFA."