Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 1/10 - Chance Warmack, G, 6-2, 325, Alabama...The Titans had targeted Warmack for a while as a way to finishing fixing their offensive line, which was horrible last year. Warmack will step right in and start immediately at right guard. QUOTE TO NOTE: "It was like I was coming home. I feel like I'm coming to a super organization. It feels like family to me." - Titans first-round pick Chance Warmack on being drafted by Tennessee 10th overall. - The Sports Xchange
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12/11/13 - G Chance Warmack has steadily improved at right guard after a rough beginning to the season.
07/31/13 - G Chance Warmack finally agreed to his rookie contract on Monday, making him the final pick in the first round to come to terms with his team.
Warmack signed a four-year contract worth just over $12 million with a reported fifth-year team option.
In a make-or-break season around the Titans camp, getting Warmack into camp, up to speed and installed as the starter at right guard is one of the imperative things of this preseason for coach Mike Munchak.
Munchak addressed Warmack's absence the day before he signed, noting how the missed time could hurt the rookie.
"Definitely (it) hurts him, especially as a young player. We've gotten a lot done in the last five days," Munchak said. "That's the hard part. It's hard on coaches. You have to spend a lot of time with him because he's missed so much, even though he's been through it one time. There's nothing like this kind of competition.
"There's stuff that went on today that the offensive line faced versus the defense. That's something that's hard to make up. ... He's good enough to play and help us right away, it just sets everything back."
Warmack's arrival should help to solidify a Titans offensive line that has been overhauled on the interior after a terrible season in 2012, thanks to injuries and ineffectiveness.
Warmack will be plugged in at the right guard spot, paired with free agent Andy Levitre at left guard, leaving the center position to be a three-way battle between incumbent Fernando Velasco, free-agent pickup Rob Turner and rookie fourth-round pick Brian Schwenkie, who could miss a few days with a hamstring injury.
Munchak, as a Hall of Fame offensive lineman in his playing days and a top-notch offensive line coach before becoming Tennessee's head coach in 2011, is counting on a solidified offensive line to jell quickly in camp and be the backbone of the Titans' hoped-for improvement in 2013.
Getting Warmack into camp is one of the final pieces toward putting that plan into
04/29/13 - A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 1/10 - Chance Warmack, G, 6-2, 325, Alabama...The Titans had targeted Warmack for a while as a way to finishing fixing their offensive line, which was horrible last year. Warmack will step right in and start immediately at right guard. QUOTE TO NOTE: "It was like I was coming home. I feel like I'm coming to a super organization. It feels like family to me." - Titans first-round pick Chance Warmack on being drafted by Tennessee 10th overall. - The Sports Xchange
04/29/13 - Warmack's destiny was with Titans...Many of the mock drafts that came along naturally matched up Alabama guard Chance Warmack with the Tennessee Titans, who had the 10th pick in the draft. The Titans' offensive line was horrible last season, and even though they had signed Buffalo Bills free agent Andy Levitre to a $46 million free-agent package to play left guard, there still was a need to find a right guard.
With Warmack on the board, the Titans jumped at a player who made a great impression upon them not only on film and at the NFL Combine and his pro day, but also in a private workout that included head coach Mike Munchak and offensive line coach Bruce Matthews. "Bruce and I met him at the Combine, and we went down to Alabama to work him out and we got a chance to spend a lot of time with him," Munchak said. "We watched a lot of tape with him, which made us feel very comfortable with him. Even in the NFL, you don't see the kind of power he has, the ability to move the line of scrimmage. To me, he's the complete package. He loves the game and he has a passion for it." - The Sports Xchange
04/29/13 - It was interesting that when asked about that workout, Warmack revealed that three teams had actually asked for a private workout, but he consented only to work out for the Titans in front of Hall of Fame linemen Munchak and Matthews. "This is a dream come true. I was definitely thinking what would it be like if I played for Tennessee," Warmack said. "The o-line coaches, the fact that their running backs are great. You have a quarterback that can get the job done, run or pass and their style of play is physical - run first," the former Crimson Tide star said. "And it's three hours from my home." - The Sports Xchange
04/29/13 - Matthews admitted he is usually not sold on offensive linemen who are accompanied by a lot of hype, which Warmack definitely was, playing on three national championship teams at Alabama. But Warmack quickly sold him. "I go in very skeptical on linemen that I've heard about. Usually they're a product of the team they played on - Alabama having such a great tradition and on such a hot streak that you kind of think, 'Well, they've got a bunch of other guys on the team pumping him up.' I went in very skeptical wanting to shoot him down at every turn and really I think what sold me on him was every time I was with him, I got excited about the opportunity to watch him play. He has the demeanor and the mindset that we're looking for and what we want to accomplish up front." That mindset and the play of the Titans offensive line should be vastly different this season as Warmack becomes the final piece of the puzzle in reworking that unit this offseason. "His physical style of play and his power (fit us). That's what the right guard position calls for," general manager Ruston Webster said. - The Sports Xchange
04/25/13 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 6. OG Chance Warmack, Alabama (6-2, 317, 4SR)...Warmack is a physical mauler with the natural bend and movement skills to block on the move. He won't be drafted as high as his talent due to positional value. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
04/25/13 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 8. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama: If the draft had been held a week after the 2012 BCS title game, Warmack might have been drafted in the top 10. Now, there are some veteran scouts who question if he'll be drafted in the top 20. Some long-time NFL scouts are wondering if he'll even make the first round. He is shorter than scouts would like (6-2 even) and has performed poorly in workouts. I refuse to drop him out of the top 10 because his efforts on the field have been against elite competition, but he has raised red flags with a less-than-ideal work ethic and could be surprised with how far he "slips" on draft day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/24/13 - 2013 Alabama Pro Day: Representatives from 32 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Alabama on March 13, where 10 players went through a workout held indoors on FieldTurf. New York Jets general manager John Idzik, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese, Detroit Lions senior personnel executive Brian Xanders, Dallas Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus and Detroit Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek were among the notable attendees. Alabama will have two additional workout days. One will be held on a date to be determined during the first week of April, and the second will be held on April 11. Chance Warmack, G (6-2 1/2, 319) - Warmack ran the short shuttle in 5.01 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.91 seconds. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/16/13 - 2013 Alabama Pro Day: Warmack wanted to show his athleticism and ''just show what I can bring to the table if anybody wants to draft me.'' Projected as a top-10 pick by some, the guard said he doesn't pay attention to mock drafts. ''I don't have time,'' Warmack said. ''If I'm not sleeping, I'm training and if I'm not training I'm talking to teams. This has been a busy schedule for me, but it's fine. I'm having fun.''
Alabama coach Nick Saban said Warmack's skills make him a good bet as a high pick at a position that produces relatively few first-rounders. ''I just think that Chance has unique skill set and he's got really good size,'' Saban said. ''He's very powerful, he's athletic, he's got good feet, he can pass block and he can get moving in the run game. I think people that have his kind of balance and body control and the kind of athleticism that he has at his size are rare commodities. Everybody knows that those guys play 12, 14, 15 years. I think Chance has a chance to have that kind of career.'' - AP Sports