The Detroit Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz seems pleased with his team’s 3rd round draft pick last night, Larry Warford from the University of Kentucky. “Warford was made to play guard in the NFL.” If you’re Larry Warford, you can’t ask for much higher praise from your future NFL coach.
Schwartz went on to comment on the selection for DetroitLions.com. “I mean, he’s not going to be on the men of the Lions calendar,” (clearly Schwartz has not seen our favorite KSR picture of Warford as of late) Schwartz said when referring to Warford’s 335-pound frame. “I don’t know if we’d sell very many of them, but he’s made to play guard in the NFL. I don’t mean to make light of it… but he’s a big, thick, powerful man and he’s made to play in there. He can be good setting our pocket.”
For Warford’s part, in a call with the reporter last night, he mentioned that he has been working on his frame and body shape to become a bit more explosive. Warford understands that when drafted that high, the team has expectations for you to play right away. Warford deflected the notion slightly, and spoke to his focus to work as hard as possible, “I don’t want to talk about me starting. I just want to come in and compete as hard as I can, keep working and hopefully learn from the best there about playing in the NFL.”