SB Nation has included four Alabama players in its mock NFL draft and pay homage to Alabama guard Chance Warmack‘s short, belly-showing jerseys. The editors did so by linking back to The Daily Bama Blog.
SB Nation predicts Tide cornerback Dee Milliner will go to Tampa Bay with the 13th pick, noseguard Jesse Williams to Carolina at No. 14, Warmack to St. Louis at No. 16, and center Barrett Jones to Green Bay at No. 26. In addition, the draft includes 17 guys from the Southeastern Conference, including 11 of the top 19.
SB Nation’s Dan Kadar particularly likes Warmack and says he could be gone long before the 16th pick. Here’s what he wrote: “This is a pick that stayed the same from the last mock. If Warmack happens to be around when the Rams pick, they should set a land speed record for getting their pick to the commissioner’s podium. Plug Warmack into the left guard position, get him an extra short, stomach-showing jersey and forget about the position for a decade.”
Click here to see the predicted first round.
Speaking with reporters after practice in October, Warmack said he likes the short jersey, even if that means he reveals his stomach on national television every once in a while.
“I started (wearing the short jersey) last year around midseason,” Warmack said. “It was comfortable for me. I’m not trying to draw any attention to myself. I just feel comfortable like that. I do it in practice; I do it in the game. That’s just how I like to do it.”