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Kentucky Offensive Guard Larry Warford heads into the 2013 NFL Draft as my third rated Offensive Guard prospect. Warford is very experienced and is coming off of a stellar week at the Senior Bowl this January. Warford is big and has very good feet for a man his size. It shouldn’t take him long to be in a NFL starting lineup. Below you will see our preliminary scouting report on Larry Warford.
Measurables:– 6’3″ 333 lbs
Larry Warford is a big and athletic Guard prospect. He posses good feet and is agile for a 333lb man. Warford is experienced, he played and played well every week of his career against elite competition. He held Missouri’s stud defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson in check this year, along with Florida State’s soon to be top-15 pick Sharif Floyd. And to top it all off, Warford went down to Mobile for this years Senior Bowl and had the week of his life. He was the only lineman that could stop Georgia’s Defensive Tackle John Jenkins all week. Warford has tremendous lower body strength which helps him defend the bull rush.
I noticed on some of Warford’s film that he doesn’t lock his hands when he shoots them on run blocks as consistently as he should. Which results in the defender shedding him as a blocker and being able to pursue the ball. Warford’s conditioning level is a question mark as well, NFL teams are going to ask him to drop a few pounds and to stay in shape through out his career. Warford tends to play high especially late in games or drives, which can be directly related to his conditioning level. With improving his pad level it could also benefit him in his pass blocking, as he sometimes gets off balance while protecting the pocket. He posses the strength to not get beat while off balance, but you have to know that will not always be the case in the NFL.
Warford is projected as a late first or early to mid-second round draft pick.
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