2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky

by Cory J. Bonini on March 28, 2013 @ 17:00:30 PDT

 


Kentucky offensive guard Larry Warford is an all-around talented interior blocker whose no-nonsense game should earn him a high placement in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
Well-rounded standout

Strengths

  • Surprisingly agile in short area as a pass protector
  • Stout build (6-foot-3, 332 pounds) with very wide shoulders and enough reach (33 3/8-inch arms) to take on more than one defender, if needed
  • Competitive - plays with hustle to the whistle
  • Powerful initial punch
  • Well-rounded blocker - adept at pass protection and in the running game
  • Sound technique
  • Experience - 47 games played
  • Awareness - sees blitzes and understands defensive schemes

Weaknesses

  • Slow out of his stance
  • Scheme limited - might be seen as a viable starter in power-blocking systems only
  • Doesn't always fire out low enough to be dominant in short-yardage situations
  • Occasionally dips his head and becomes open to swim moves

Expected draft placement

Warford should come off the board somewhere in Round 2 and is virtually a lock to be a second-day choice. Some teams may not consider him an option for a zone-blocking system, which could considerably limit the number of teams interested in him.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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