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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 30, 2010

NFL: Warren getting chance to prove himself with Jets


By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. Donovan Warren was once considered a possible first-round draft pick, a cornerback with good cover skills and game-changing abilities.

A subpar performance at the NFL combine because of a sprained right ankle changed everything for the former Michigan star. Warren went undrafted and is now getting a chance from the New York Jets to prove everyone wrong.

Warren said Friday that he was shocked he wasn't drafted, but says he's excited at potentially being a part of Rex Ryan's defense whether it's as a cornerback or safety, or both.

Former NFL safety Mark Carrier, Warren's godfather and the Jets' defensive line coach, says the defensive back has handled the recent adversity well.