Strengths: Has adequate height, good bulk and above average strength. Is a sturdy possession receiver that developed into a go-to-guy in a wide-open offense in college. Has good instincts and is intelligent. Knows how to pick up the blitz and how to find soft spots in zone coverage. Is fluid and smooth. Knows how to set a defender up with double moves. Has very good hands and is reliable. Can pluck on the run and shows thee ability to adjust to the poorly thrown pass.
Weaknesses: Lacks speed and explosiveness. Is not a threat to stretch the field vertically. Lacks elusiveness and burst after the catch. Is a possession receiver with just adequate height. Is not going to create mismatches with his size or speed. Also lacks potential and experience in the return game.
Overall: Warren began his career at Oregon, where he redshirted in 2000 and played sparingly as a reserve in 2001. He transferred to Utah in 2002 and sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules. Warren started all 11 games and finished 10th nationally in catches per game with 76 receptions in his 2003 junior season. As a senior in 2004, Warren led the Utes with 80 receptions for 1,076 yards and 12 TD's. Warren got off to a slow start at college but found his niche in the Utah offense the last two seasons. Warren is a possession receiver with adequate height, good bulk, a very good feel for reading defenses and above average hands. However, while he does have a chance to develop into a chain-moving sub-package slot receiver that can work the underneath middle, Warren's upside is limited by his lack of speed, elusiveness and versatility. Warren should come off the board at some point during the final three rounds of the 2005 draft.
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