DITR: OT Dekarbry Warren, Kenner Discovery (Kenner, Louisiana)

Dekarbry Warren is a 6’3, 285 lb offensive tackle from the class of 2027. As a freshman, Dekarbry is already an athletic specimen. He has the build of an All- Pro lineman, with three years to grow before college. Dekarbry is very versatile in the fact he can play on the right side of the line just as effectively as the left. He only allowed 2 sacks this past season, while also posting 2 pancake blocks. He is very agile for his size, able to change direction quickly without losing balance. He proved that during Gridiron Football’s most recent Elite Camp in Covington. Dekarbry ran a 5.44 second 3 cone shuttle, very impressive for his stature. Having the ability to turn on a dime is not Dekarbry’s only attribute. He has insane power, flattening defenders often. This was also shown at Gridiron’s camp during trench war and tire tug-of-war lineman drills. Dekarbry rarely allowed a defender to get past him, while also pulling the tire to his side almost every time. His strength can be put into numbers. As a freshman, Dekarbry squats an impressive 385 lbs and bench presses 210 lbs. A polished pass protector who still has lots of time to get even better, Dekarbry is a player to keep your eye on until he graduates from college ball.

What made you fall in love with football?

My first year playing, my coach came up to me and asked if I wanted to join the team. I thought, what’s the worst that can happen, and I have loved it ever since. As I’ve been playing, I realized the physicality of this sport is different from everything else. It just came easy to me.

What are some personal goals for yourself, and team next season? 

Last year, our worst position group was offensive line. Everyone needs to step up, even the second and third string guys. You can be in the game at any time so you always have to be reliable. We need to work together and be the best possible team we can be.

What is something you learned from Gridiron Football’s Elite Camp that you will take into next season?

Just be a lot more physical. That’s what I have to work on this offseason.

I know you play left and right tackle, do you prefer to be the blind side blocker, or on your QB’s dominant side?

I played a lot more right side this year. That being said, either side is still easy to me. I just need to get more comfortable.

What is the most challenging part of playing in the trenches?

Everybody in the trenches is your size. You may be the biggest person normally, but once you put on the pads, everyone’s equal. Everybody matches your physicality. It’s more evenly matched.

What is your dream college, and if it’s LSU, do you have an out of state pick?

LSU for sure. My out of state pick would be the Georgia Bulldogs.

What are some of your biggest strengths?

My coach said that I am more agile than most lineman. I’m quick with my feet.

How do you balance schoolwork and football?

I always study. I study plays, I study homework. I make sure all of my schoolwork is done before I step on the field.

Who is your favorite lineman in the NFL?

My two favorite are Trent Williams and Laremy Tunsil.

What has been your biggest improvement since you started playing football?

My stamina has increased heavily. My first season I could barely run 20 yards without being out of breath. The more I train, the more athletic and the more stamina I have.

Do you have a way too early Super Bowl winner prediction for next season? 

I’m going with the Eagles. They just got Saquan and improved the defense, so I think they’re going to go all the way.