In a move that surprised no one, CB Donovan Warren has decided to forgo his senior year and declare eligible for the NFL draft. [AnnArbor.com]
"Just trying to do what’s best for me in the long run and for me and my family at this point in time," Warren said. "I just feel like it’s the right decision and the right move to make at this point in time to take me to the next level and just focus on getting ready for the combine."Warren is expected to sign with prolific super-agent Drew Rosenhaus this week.
"Coach Rod was real supportive," Warren said. "Of course they wanted me to stay, but they understood the opportunity I have for my family and to go and live the dream."According to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., Warren is the #2 rated junior CB in college football, and will likely go in the middle rounds of the draft.
"Once I got that back I pretty much just knew it was going to be up to me and how I worked out," Warren said. "It's a risk taking a chance of leaving early, but it’s a risk also staying. I just feel better about my chances of leaving, putting the pressure on me."Awesome.
Next year's defense will be just as good as it was this year, except without Brandon Graham and Donovan Warren. The only other DB to intercept a ball last year was Boubacar Cissoko, and he was kicked off the team mid-season for violation of team rules.
Start. Worrying. Now.