Michigan cornerback Donovan Warren considers the NFL
Michigan cornerback Donovan Warren said Monday he plans to ask the NFL’s underclass advisory board for a recommendation on whether he should turn pro after the season.
Warren, a third-year junior, is tied for second in the Big Ten with four interceptions.
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“Definitely I’m going to look into it as far as where I stand,” Warren said. “If it’s the best thing to do for my family then I’ll just have to decide that. But if it’s not then I’ll definitely be here helping Michigan.”
Without studying his film, an NFL scout told AnnArbor.com last week that Warren projects as a mid-round pick.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Warren told reporters Monday, “I feel like I’m right up there with some of the best (cornerbacks) in the country.”
“But a lot of times it’s not going to matter individually, it’s a matter of what your team success has done (as to) how they look at you," Warren said. "But personally, I feel like I’m one of the top in the country with just my confidence and my ability that I have in myself.”
Still, Warren said he could see himself returning in an effort to get bigger and stronger and boost his draft stock, and to try and help Michigan football regain its footing atop the Big Ten.
“I definitely want to help this team get back to where it’s known to be,” he said. “Being a junior and coming back for my senior year, just to help the program get back on the right track and get the nasty feeling out of my mouth and be successful.
Michigan plays ninth-ranked Ohio State (9-2, 6-1) on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-6, 1-6) need one win to qualify for a bowl.
Dave Birkett covers University of Michigan football for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at 734-623-2552 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.