To be fair, Lee didn't make that tackle due to injuries. In 2015 the Steelers lost their Kicker for the year when making a tackle, and this year their kicker got drilled in the head making a tackle. It's stupid for a punter/kicker to try and tackle in preseason, just walk off the field and stay healthy.
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Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
Height: 6-3. Weight: 332. Arm: 31 78. Hand: 9 5/8. 40 Time: 5.58. Projected Round (2013): 1-2. 4/13/13: Kentucky was terrible in 2012, but Warford was excellent. He opened up holes in the ground game and performed well in pass protection. Warford is a better athlete and quicker than one would think. He had an impressive senior season.
Warford battled well against Florida and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Warford played even better against Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, shutting down the latter's pass rush. The plays that the Missouri standout had success on only came when he went against other offensive linemen.
Warford was an underrated prospect, but that may have changed after he looked phenomenal at the Senior Bowl. Warford was one of the few offensive linemen who could block Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins. Warford won his one-on-one reps and did extremely well in the team scrimmage. It wouldn't be surprising if he turns into one of the top guards in the NFL and causes a lot of teams to regret not using a first-round pick on him.
8/24/12: Larry Warford was named a Second-Team All-SEC performer in 2011 for the second straight season. He did a very good job of opening up holes for running back Derrick Locke in 2010.
Warford is also a good pass-blocker. He is strong at the point of attack and can push defensive linemen around. The senior has underrated speed and quickness for his size. Warford, Warmack and Bailey are all very comparable prospects who should turn into solid starters at guard in the NFL.