Fred Warner Had Three Formal Interviews With NFL Franchises At Senior Bowl
Former BYU linebacker racked up six tackles in the Senior Bowl game.
Warner is projected to be an Inside Linebacker in the NFL
Former BYU linebacker Fred Warner has been garnering some buzz since his performance at the Senior Bowl a week ago.
Warner racked up six tackles in the actual game, but it was his play in the practices and one-on-one battles are where he garnered the most praise.
Jon Ledyard of NDT Scouting broke down Warner’s play in Mobile, and he feels that the three-year starter at BYU could be a top 50-75 pick in April’s draft.
What teams might be interested in Warner the most?
Warner joined Ben Criddle’s Cougar Sports on ESPN in Utah on Tuesday and said he basically talked with all 32 teams at the Senior Bowl. But he did have three “formal interviews” with three different NFL franchises.
I had formal interviews with some of the different teams GM’s and coaching staffs. Specially with the Saints, the Steelers, and the Raiders.
All three of those teams need an inside linebacker and will be very active in the Draft for that position. The Saints would be a fun landing spot for Warner to see him teamed up with former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill on the New Orleans special teams, but Pittsburgh, and Oakland would be great landing spots as well.
The Steelers lost Ryan Shazier to a devastating injury and they’ve had a long track record of success with linebackers over the years. The Raiders would be intriguing because Warner could learn under NaVorro Bowman (turns 30 in May) who was one of the NFL’s most productive linebackers during his time with the San Francisco 49ers.
Listen to Warner’s entire interview with Criddle right here: