Chance Warmack hasn’t been a starter over the last few seasons, but with all the question marks surrounding the right-guard position, he’s someone the Detroit Lions should at least consider.
At the moment all signs point to either Joe Dahl or Kenny Wiggins starting week one at RG for the Detroit Lions. That alone should keep Lions’ fans awake a night. I could see a situation where head coach Matt Patricia is looking up and down his bench wondering who he could try in that position as the year goes on. You can not predict injuries, but you’d like to open the season with a good starting group when the season begins. On this day, the team has yet to address that spot on the offensive line.
In Joe Dahl‘s defense, he’s a valuable back-up guard who can play either side, but if the Detroit Lions are writing him in as their every day RG, opponents will look to feast on him. Kenny Wiggins can play both tackle or guard, but again, he’s an NFL backup at best. Tyrell Crosby is another lineman who will enter training camp trying to compete for the position, but he’s more comfortable playing as a tackle, again another backup caliber player.
Warmack was drafted 10th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Tennesee Titans. The 27-year-old guard started each of his first three seasons with the Titans. In 2016 he was only able to play in two games. He then joined the Philadelphia Eagles playing in 20 games over the last two seasons but only starting in three. Warmack was born in Detroit, so the Lions should be able to convince him to return home and at least try out with his hometown Detroit Lions.
He would be cheap, and maybe, just maybe, the team would be able to get a year or two out of the once highly touted hometown mauler in a roster position that desperately needs to be addressed.