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Larry Warford is Selected Rookie of the Year by Pro Football Focus

Warford is scarier than ever for the Lions. (AP)

Warford is scarier than ever for the Lions. (AP)

Warford is scarier than ever for the Lions. (AP)

Larry Warford was the only Cat drafted in last year’s NFL draft, but he certainly made the most of his Rookie season.  This past week Warford was selected Rookie of the Year by Pro Football Focus.  PFF breaks down film of each NFL game, giving every player a statistically based rating.  It’s often difficult to discern how well an offensive guard is playing, but the ratings don’t lie.  Warford did not allow a sack all season, finishing with the highest rating (plus-22.8) of a rookie guard since PFF debuted in 2008. PFF had nothing but nice things to say about Warford:

“Yet what Warford has done is look like an NFL player since Day 1.  Of every guard in the league who we graded on every single play, Warford would finish fourth out of all of them.  Positives in every area with no sacks allowed in pass protection and just four penalties called on him all year.

Consistent play is hard to come by at the offensive guard position, requiring more athleticism than any other position on the offensive line.  Warford’s first year has him setup for a long and hopefully healthy NFL career.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Larry Warford is Selected Rookie of the Year by Pro Football Focus



  1. kelkat
    12:31 pm January 12, 2014 Permalink

    Hell Yeah !!! Go Larry!!!

    First!!!



  2. Just saying
    12:59 pm January 12, 2014 Permalink

    For a school with not very good football teams we certainly seem to have good alumni



  3. Chaz
    1:07 pm January 12, 2014 Permalink

    Rookie of the Year! Only one guy wins, glad it’s you.



  4. bluegrass79
    3:56 pm January 12, 2014 Permalink

    the Packers could’ve picked him. I was sad when they didn’t. We needed him in the worst way.



  5. ZombieLibrarian
    4:31 pm January 12, 2014 Permalink

    He should be the NFL rookie of the year, but he’ll never beat ‘stat-acquiring’ offensive guys like Eddie Lacey. To not allow a sack your entire year as rookie in the NFL as a starter playing nearly every down is practically unheard of.