2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Kentucky

These are the school’s prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * – denotes 2014 prospect ** – denotes 2015 prospect.

This page was last updated April 24, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

  1. 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.

    4/24/13: In a normal year, Warford would be the top guard of the class and a late first-round pick. However with rare prospects like Cooper and Warmack, it looks like Warford will last into the second day.

    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 an excellent guard 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.

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