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Lions Notes: Warford more confident in second year

ALLEN PARK, MICH. -- It's hard to believe, but last year, Larry Warford wasn't sure he belonged in the NFL. Warford was a rookie out of Kentucky that the Lions took in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. "I had like some moments where I was like, 'I shouldn't be in the NFL' last year," Warford said after Saturday morning's practice. "During...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How does Larry Warford follow up on rookie success?

Larry Warford far exceeded expectations last year for a third-round draft pick. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a total of 634 passes, but not once was his rookie right guard responsible for giving up a sack in 16 games. The question now is whether Warford can avoid falling into the trap like many athletes who excel in their first year only to regress the next season...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Lions
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Warford's quick transition is exceeding expectations

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Larry Warford is helping Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and the clubs scouting department redeem themselves. The rap on Mayhew has been that his draft decisions, other than some of the top picks overall, have left something to be desired over the years. Anybody can draft Matthew Stafford or Ndamukong Suh, but what do you do with picks in the middle...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: Should Rookie Larry Warford or a Veteran Start at Guard?

With training camp underway for the Detroit Lions and the preseason approaching, we’re putting some positional battles under the microscope with a series of Toss-ups… Training Camp Toss-up, No. 4: Larry Warford has earned first-team reps in training camp. With all the other expected issues on the line, would you have the confidence to start a rookie at guard from day one instead...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Warford never expected to be drafted by Detroit

Allen Park, Mich. -- When Larry Warford played at the Senior Bowl, he had no idea it would help him end up in Detroit, a place he had never been. "I knew nothing about Detroit," Warford said with a laugh after a recent practice. "The only thing I knew, I knew the coaches. Down at the Senior Bowl, I met them, Coach Wash (offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn) and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Select Guard Larry Warford in Third Round

3.03 Detroit Lions Larry Warford, G, Kentucky (6’3″, 332) Warford is a solid guard who has great pass protection skills to go along with his mostly solid technique. Warford is the type of player that will give you 110% on every play, a type of guy that the Lions sorely needed. He might be able to step in right away and earn some playing time. He is considered as a value pick...
Via FF Locker Room
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Getting to know the newest Detroit Lion: Larry Warford

Larry Warford may be the best draft pick of the 2013 Detroit Lions draft class. Why? Well, as previously stated, I did not like the Reggie Bush signing unless the Lions were ready to rebuild their O line. Warford is a huge man that should open up big holes for Bush and Mikel Leshoure and [...]
Via Detroit Sports 360
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions select Larry Warford, G, Kentucky, 65th overall

With the 65th pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected Guard Larry Warford from the University of Kentucky. Let’s take a moment to get to know the newest Lion and see how he fits on the roster. Bio Born in San Diego, Warford started out as a basketball player his freshman and sophomore [...]The post Detroit Lions select Larry Warford, G, Kentucky, 65th overall by...

Grading Some New Detroit Lions: The Two Best and Two Worst Picks of Their 2013 NFL Draft

Though everyone might not like every selection the Detroit Lions made in the NFL Draft, most can agree that guard Larry Warford from Kentucky was a steal in round three (btaustin, Flickr) Traditionally, when the NFL Draft finally concludes, prognosticators like to attach letter grades to a team’s entire body of work. Since that gets so boring, we’ve instead chosen to grade the...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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