Former Kentucky Wildcats offensive guard Larry Warford has been drafted by the Detoit Lions with the 65th-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The mammoth lineman showed he has the strength and technique to block elite SEC defensive players during his 4 seasons at UK. Many of this year’s and past year’s first round SEC defenders have gone one-on-one with Warford at some point, and he’s more than held his own against them.
NFL COMPARISON: Marshal Yanda
BOTTOM LINE: Warford translated his power as a drive-blocker, unexpected foot quickness and downfield hustle into a fantastic, decorated college career - and should win his share of battles against NFL linemen when able to get his thick body moving quickly off the snap. That size, strength, and those surprising nimble feet should help him nab a draft slot in the top half of the draft and step into a starting lineup at the next level immediately.
Congratulations to the big war daddy as he sets off to live out his NFL dreams now.