With an unprecedented group of Guards at the top of the draft class, Ted Sundquist writes that he’s looking at another option that could be available in the second round.
Larry Warford, Kentucky – Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper are getting all the pub, but Warford catches my attention. His Combine performance was nothing to rave about but he plays better than his athletic numbers might indicate. Warford is bigger than both Warmack and Cooper, but plays with a great degree of intensity. He is both powerful and agile in the run game, able to create in-line drive or work his way to 2nd level. He has the length of most OT’s and uses a heavy handed punch to stymie inside pass rushers.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comI like Warford too and it’s good to see that others regard him well in this draft class. In any other year, Warford might have been the top option at guard, but with Cooper and Warmack it just turns out to be a year where there’s many talented guards that could go in the first two days of the draft. While I’d rather use an early pick at a more athletic position, this trio of guards could be good for a long time in the NFL.