September 22, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Larry Warford (67) and guard Zach West (75) block against the Florida Gators in the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Football: Larry Warford Continues climb up NFL Draft Boards


 

Former Kentucky offensive guard Larry Warford could become the highest drafted Wildcat since Dewayne Robertson went 4th-overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He came out of the Senior Bowl as the third-best guard prospect in the 2013 class according to most draft experts. During his media session at the NFL Scouting Combine, Warford said he’s open to playing other positions on the line, despite playing guard exclusively in college:

I’ve played right my whole life, but if they told me to play left, it’d take some getting used to for a couple of practices and I’d be happy with that, as long as I make the team. I’d play left and I’d play center if I had to. I’ve had experience there also. Wherever a team wants to put me, I’d be happy. They want to make sure I’m versatile. (Teams) have asked if I have taken snaps before. I was actually our second string center this year, so I’ve played a lot of center.

 

At the combine Saturday, Warford ran an average of 5.6 seconds in his two 40-yard dash attempts. On Friday, he did very well the bench press as benched 225 pounds 28 times.

As of now, he’s projected to go between the lat second early third-round, but talk began to circulate this weekend that NFL teams value his immense size and strength and experience blocking NFL-caliber lineman in the SEC that he  might go late in round-one of the NFL Draft.

 

 

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