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(#65) Lions Select: Larry this means WARford, OG, Kentucky
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: (#65) Lions Select: Larry this means WARford, OG, Kentucky Reply with quote




Analysis: http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/larry-warford?id=2539248


Strengths
Big-bodied guard prospect with lower-body girth. Quick feet for his size, keeps them moving in pass protection to mirror his man and can adjust quickly to ride defenders penetrating gaps out of the play. Also plays with knee bend and has arm length to maintain distance from his man, will reset and punch with one or two hands throughout the play. Capable of getting off tackle block to pick up delayed blitzer. Flashes quickness to trap and get around the tackle to lead run plays. Gets down quickly to cut block and take out linebackers in the hole on traps. Hustles downfield to help out ballcarriers when needed. Plays with some attitude, brings some pop to his punch when helping his tackle against a pass rusher.
Weaknesses
As one might imagine for someone of his size, Warford is not tremendously explosive out of his stance. He also struggles to react quickly enough to defenders who are simply diving at his legs. For this reason, running directly behind him on short yardage situations is not as successful as one might expect given his size. It's also possible that quicker defensive lineman in the NFL with active hands could give him problems due to this deficiency.
NFL Comparison
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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.


Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYIGR4EWIKA
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on getting the best pick in this draft when considering value/skill/need altogether.

Warford isn't far off at all from Warmack/Cooper. He's got all-pro potential.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outside of the obvious 1rd picks, I think this is only the second time the Lions have taken the guy I wanted first and foremost at a later pick. I love it. A+
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave a big fist pump when the selection was announced. It was Tigeresque
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TitanLegend wrote:
Congrats on getting the best pick in this draft when considering value/skill/need altogether.

Warford isn't far off at all from Warmack/Cooper. He's got all-pro potential.


I strongly disagree with this, but not because Warford is bad, I just think those guys are that good. I love Warford but he is no Warmack.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to get up and let out a victory yell out of that one. I wanted Warford at 36. This makes up for my iffy feelings on Slay completely. I am loving this draft as a whole.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
A++++++++
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FootballPhreak wrote:
Outside of the obvious 1rd picks, I think this is only the second time the Lions have taken the guy I wanted first and foremost at a later pick. I love it. A+


Thats for sure. I told the people i wanted him and they are like you know they arent taking him right and i said i know Sad

then they actually called his name and i sat in stunned silence then kneeled and fist pumped Laughing

i actually wanted him @ 36, this is a great pick!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sllim Pickens wrote:
TitanLegend wrote:
Congrats on getting the best pick in this draft when considering value/skill/need altogether.

Warford isn't far off at all from Warmack/Cooper. He's got all-pro potential.


I strongly disagree with this, but not because Warford is bad, I just think those guys are that good. I love Warford but he is no Warmack.
Agreed, but 60 picks later he's a damn fine option. May not be a perennial all-pro like I can only hope Warmack becomes, but wouldn't be surprised if Warford gets a few Pro Bowls under his belt over the next decade.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bang biscuit!!!! Love it. SO glad they didn't jump on him in the second like I wanted Smile this makes me like the whole draft a little bit more.
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Sllim Pickens wrote:
TitanLegend wrote:
Congrats on getting the best pick in this draft when considering value/skill/need altogether.

Warford isn't far off at all from Warmack/Cooper. He's got all-pro potential.


I strongly disagree with this, but not because Warford is bad, I just think those guys are that good. I love Warford but he is no Warmack.


I watched him a lot in college. If he didn't play at Kentucky surrounded by absolute trash at almost every position, he'd be a first round pick. He may not be as good as Warmack or Cooper, but I feel 100% confident in saying he won't be far off.
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Montana badboy wrote:
Bang biscuit!!!! Love it. SO glad they didn't jump on him in the second like I wanted Smile this makes me like the whole draft a little bit more.


Agreed. Given the way things fell I think I would have prefered Milliner and Carradine instead of Ansah and Slay, but this does make it easier. I haven't been this excited for a 3rd round pick ever. As phreak said its a rarity for my board to align with the Lions.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the pick, welcome to Motor-City War-Daddy!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lions turned that card in in about 8 seconds. They also coached Warford (with Ansah) in the senior bowl. It really makes me wonder if they hadnt coached the senior bowl if these 2 would be Lions right now. However, i am loving it right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beyond excited that we got him. Huge upgrade.

Not disappointed with the draft so far. Not necessarily a fan of Ansah or Slay but happy we have added DE, CB, and G.
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