Former Kentucky offensive guard Larry Warford has seen his stock rise as much as any NFL Draft prospect as of late. After an outstanding Senior Bowl week, followed up by a great showing at the scouting combine, Warford has gone from a second-to-third-round projection, to firmly being entrenched in the second-round, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see him drafted at the very end of the first=round. Most scouts aren’t seeing much of a difference between he and Alabama’s Chance Warmack or North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper, both of whom are projected to go in the first-round.
ESPN NFL Draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both believe Warford is a top-60 player, and should be able to sneak into the end of the second-round the same route that Randall Cobb took in going from UK to the NFL.
Warford took the time to meet with the media today at UK and discussed how life has been treating him these past few months.
He was at the Kentucky spring game and praised how the 50,000 fans showing up was great to see, saying “I wanted to be out there with those guys and in that excitement.” He also said he was “in shock” when he saw the spring game crowd and “I wanted to jump back on the field.”
Warford said he doesn’t know where he’ll watch the draft, and he may just sit at his house and play video games instead of watching. He also said he’s been hearing anywhere 2nd and 4th round as far as where he could be selected.