It is no secret that the Dallas Cowboys offensive line isn’t getting it’s job done. If there is one thing I have learned, it’s that there are diamonds in the rough that go undrafted every year. It is also no secret that if you are in a pinch, you can always poach good players from the practice squads of teams who are loaded with depth in a given position. The following is a profile of the best prospects hiding around the NFL. They all come from teams with excellent offensive lines. If there is one thing this Cowboys offense has been missing, it’s some nasty. All of these guys bring just that.
Jeremiah Warren, OG/OC USF/NE
6-3 324 5.4 40, 28 bench reps
35 1/4″ arms
Jeremiah Warren can play guard or center. He played tackle early in his career, but was better suited as a guard. He is another one of “The Guys No One Was Talking About” that I wrote about prior to the draft. The Patriots watched him work out before the draft, but they didn’t take any O- linemen this year because they were lacking on defense in 2011. Belichick didn’t waste any time snatching him up when he went undrafted because he loves getting former wrestlers for his offensive line. I had him on my board as a late round pick for the Cowboys knowing he wouldn’t go high due to the Big East label. He is very versatile, but he needs to work a little bit on his quickness if he is playing OG for pulling etc. As a center he is a big body in the middle who once he gets his hands on you is very hard to move. He is buried behind one of the best OL’s in the NFL. If you know anything about the Patriots, you know they always have a good eye for OL talent. The fact that Belichick cut at least 3 offensive linemen this year (including a 3 year vet) to keep Warren tells me he is a solid OG/OC. He is currently sitting on the practice squad in in NE and Jeremiah Warren is my top choice for a currently available OG/OC.
2011: Started all 12 games at guard … a second-team All-BIG EAST selection … anchored an offense that averaged 432.8 yards of total offense (30th NCAA/2nd BE), 183.2 rushing yards (31st NCAA/1st BE) and 249.6 passing yards (42nd NCAA/2nd BE) … also helped lead the conference in sacks allowed, helped the Bulls post six games with at least 400 yards of total offense and three games with over 500 yards.
2010: Started all 13 games at guard.
2009: Started in all 13 games, the only offensive player to start every game … shifted between left tackle and left guard late in the season.
2008: Saw action in seven games as a reserve offensive lineman … made collegiate debut against UT-Martin … also played against Kansas, NC State, Syracuse, Cincinnati and Rutgers.
2007: Redshirted … enrolled at USF in January 2007 and participated in spring practice.
BAY HIGH SCHOOL: Class 3A honorable mention all-state … all-county as a junior and senior … 58 tackles with six sacks as a senior … 32-0 as a senior in wrestling … sixth in the state as a junior in wrestling … two-time district champ … also accomplished in shot put and discus … won district and regional titles in both events three times … had 10 varsity letters in football, wrestling and track and field.
2011 ALL-BIG EAST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OG Jeremiah Warren, USF, Sr., was selected All-BIG EAST Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season as chosen by the league’s eight head coaches. Warren, a senior, started in 38 out of 45 games he’s played in at USF and helped the Bulls lead the Big East in rushing (2,185 yards) this season. – (South Florida football). Warren is #55 and you wan watch him in the video below.