Larry Warford OG Kentucky #67
Size/Athleticism: Impressive size and move relatively well. Could probably drop weight and become a better all-around lineman because he would add to his mobility.
Pass Protection: Holds his ground against the bull rusher. He can win one-on-one battles against bull rush. Struggles to contain more athletic tackles in space.
Run Blocking: A nasty run blocker who excels in short yardage situations. He moves reasonably well for his size and can excel as a pulling guard. Gets to the second level sometimes, but struggles to engage with linebackers on the move. He lacks the lateral mobility to excel when blocking in space. Plays with good leverage. He gets low and can easily stand up defensive linemen and walk him back off the line. Strong enough to battle with nose tackles – proved his strength against Georgia’s Johnathan Jenkins.
Intangibles: Weight has been an issue. He played at 350 and has dropped down to the 330 range. He can play at 330, but he’s a good athlete and could more even better if he dropped down to 315-320.
Durability: Played in 47 games and started the final 37 games of his career.
Comments: Warford has the tools to be a dominant power run blocker at the next level. However, at his current weight he won’t be of interest to every team. If he could drop another 10 pounds in an effort to increase his mobility, Warford would become more versatile and maximize his potential. However, he should be viewed as an immediate starter regardless of his weight situation.