Position: Tight End
School: San Diego State
Height: 6’5 1/8
40 Time: 4.67
Cone Drill: 7.21
225′ Reps: 19
San Diego State Tight End Kahale Warring (Kah-HALL-ay WHERE-ing) has ideal size for a NFL TE at 6’5 1/8 and 252 pounds make him a great target in the seams and a good mover in the run game. His experience in the Aztecs’ offense is very positive as the Aztecs Run a pro-style offense. his 9 3/4-inch hands give him a huge catch radius. He runs very well and runs crisp routes. The 4.67 40 he ran at the combine fits with the Packers’ thresholds of sub 4.7 in tight ends. Warring was a multi-sport athlete in high school playing water polo and several other sports before going to football in his senior year. He plays his butt off every play, pass or run. Warring was a former walk-on for the Aztecs earning a scholarship in his sophomore season.
Warring’s lack of production in the Mountain West is disappointing but he has only played football competitively for five years. He’s been bit by the injury bug twice with a foot injury in 2016 and missing the Aztecs’ Bowl Game in 2018 with a hamstring injury in his final collegiate game. He isn’t from a big Power-5 conference but has flashes against top competition.
How He Fits
Warring probably slots in as a tight end 2 for the Packers starting off with Jimmy Graham still in the mix in 2019. He is the Tight End of the future in Titletown with his blocking and catching abilities. He is still new to the game and tight ends take around 3 years to develop in the NFL. His experience blocking makes him an attractive target on day 2 or 3 in the draft.
The Packers have 6 picks in the top 4 rounds and it would not surprise me if they spend 75 or one of the 4th round picks on Warring. Warring’s skill set allows him to move around in the slot or inline. With Matt LaFleur wanting to use tight ends more in the offense and giving the offense the appearance of being complex Warring could be that chess piece that the Packers use at Tight end
Warring is the best tight end in the draft not from a Power 5 conference in this draft class.