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Friday, April 26, 2013
Warmack salutes Colts' Drake Nevis

By Paul Kuharsky

One of the guys Chance Warmack will be asked to slow is Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt.

Warmack spoke of him when the Titans introduced their first-round pick today.

When I asked the guard out of Alabama who ranked as his toughest matchup during his college career, he pointed to another member of the AFC South.

“Probably Drake Nevis,” he said of the former LSU defensive tackle who’s now with the Colts. “I think somebody told me he is in the same divisions as we are? Yeah, I was kind of excited about that. I can get my rematch on him.

"He opened my eyes to what you see in a great 3-technique, he helped me improve and be a better player over the course of my time at Alabama. He’s an excellent 3-tech, and excellent D-lineman.”

As for Watt, Warmack laughed when he was asked about the reigning defensive player of the year.

“Everybody talks about J.J. Watt,” he said.

“He’ll worry about that Week 2,” coach Mike Munchak interjected.

“We talked about J.J. Watt when I was a junior in college,” Warmack said. “He’s an excellent football player. I can’t wait to see him.”