Scouting Report: Donovan Warren

Written by Rob Engle on January 28, 2010

Donovan Warren

Position: CB School: Michigan
Height: 5’11 1/2 Weight: 193 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 4.64

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

4th Round

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 5
Quickness/Agility 10 6.5
Strength/Explosion 10 6
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 7
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 4
Potential 10 7.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories


Max. Value


Ball Skills 10 7
Man Coverage 10 7.5
Zone Coverage 10 8
Tackling 6 3
Run Stopping 6 3
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 6.5
Physicality 6 2.5

Explanation of Player Grading System


Warren is a very experienced CB with a lot of talent. He has seen extensive action since his freshman season. He has very good hips and can turn and run with any receiver. Excels in zone coverage but still plays well in man situations. Gives a good effort as a run defender. Excellent athletic ability. Above average instincts. Good height and length. Shows good technique when tackling.


A little thin and could add a few pounds. A little timid to lay a big hit and didn’t play a lot of press coverage. Didn’t get beat deep a lot, but he did allow a lot of plays in front of him. Doesn’t have huge potential, but could still be a solid corner in the league for many years.


One of the top corners in this class, he has the potential do be a solid number 1 corner, but probably never a shutdown player. Should play in a system where they play a lot of Cover 3 and don’t leave corners on an island too often.


Warren has playing experience in all three years and has started since his sophomore season. Warren also started one game at free safety for the Wolverines. Warren started in 34 of his 36 career games.

Awards and Honors

2009: All Big-10 First team (media), 2nd team (coaches).
2008: n/a
2007: Sporting News Freshman All-American team, Big 10 Defensive Freshman of the year, and All Big-10 team. College Freshman All Big-10 team.


Kinesiology major at Michigan.


Warren’s father, Alvin, played at New Mexico State and his uncle, Chuckie Miler, played for the Indianapolis Colts.


Warren only missed one game in 2008.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 66 43 23 0 0 4 1
2008 53 37 16 0 1 1 0
2007 53 36 17 1 1 1 0

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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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