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Ty Warren

SELECTED BY BUFFALO , ROUND 1, PICK 13, OVERALL PICK 13
DE | (6-4, 307, 5.15) | Texas A&M
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Uncle, Curtis Dickey, was a top running back at A&M and the Colts' top pick in 1980. Dickey never lived up to being the fifth overall selection in the draft, and his career started to really slip after his fourth season, the only year he rushed for more than 1,000 yards. Dickey was a big runner with near-world-class speed and good hands. Warren is a 300-plus-pound tackle, 3-4 end and nose tackle who has had a weight-gain problem at times. He lettered as a redshirt freshman in 1999, when he was just 18 years old. Started the last eight games in 2000 as a defensive end in a 3-4 and started the 10 games in which he was healthy enough to play in '01, when he won All-Conference recognition. Had 13 tackles in '99; 38 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and five sacks in 2000, when a knee injury slowed him down coming out of fall practice; and 41-12-4 in '01, when he started seven times on the nose and three times outside. Really came on in '02, when he had 52-12-4½ despite missing games Eight and 11. Had a nice Senior Bowl, where he showed some burst to go with his run-stuffer's bulk.

Positives: Big, powerful, quick, athletic DLE-type who can dominate, come off and kick butt. Can play end or tackle in a 3-4 or tackle in a 4-3. Can be a force when he is playing hard, in shape and playing with leverage and technique. Has outstanding athletic ability.

Negatives: Lacks quickness, play speed, consistency and intensity, gets stuck on blocks and is slow to shed. Inconsistent off the ball. Gets too high and must learn to use leverage. Has a tendency to either take plays off or get sloppy about his technique and play too upright, at which times he becomes almost a nonfactor.

Summary: If he can stay healthy and responds to NFL coaching, Warren could surprise as Shaun Rogers did as a second-round pick of the Lions in 2001.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.