July 18, 2012; Hoover, AL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Larry Warford talks with reporters at the 2012 SEC media days event at the Wynfrey Hotel. Image Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Draft Larry Warford in Third-Round

July 18, 2012; Hoover, AL, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Larry Warford talks with reporters at the 2012 SEC media days event at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

 

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.com on Larry Warford

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.

 

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