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Lions sign Larry Warford

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The Lions started signing draft picks on Wednesday by locking up four of their draftees and they’re keeping up the pace on Thursday.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports that the team has agreed to a contract with guard Larry Warford, who was a third-round pick last month. He’s the highest selection from this year’s draft to sign at this point.

In his draft day visit with the Rams for Sports Illustrated, Peter King learned that Warford was a possibility with the Rams as they maneuvered their way down the draft board late in the first round. They would up taking linebacker Alec Ogletree and the plus-sized (6-foot-3, 332 pounds) Kentucky guard fell to Detroit on the second day.

That could work out well for Warford, as the Lions have a hole at right guard that Warford would fit well. If his run blocking skills carry over to the NFL, you’d expect to see Lions backs following him up the middle right from the start of his NFL career.

 

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11 Responses to “Lions sign Larry Warford”
  1. daysend564 says: May 9, 2013 2:06 PM

    Welcome to Detroit!

    RIP: Your career

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 9, 2013 2:07 PM

    Larry is hoping he will never have to go down and work in the coal mine again.

  3. slayisland says: May 9, 2013 2:21 PM

    Nice Deal War were happy for u haters gonna hate (cuz we probably beat their team)

  4. radrntn says: May 9, 2013 2:25 PM

    I loved this pick for the lions, as he went right before the raiders picked. He plays with a nasty streak, and plays through the whistle. (maybe sometimes a bit after, which i have no problem with.)

    With that said raiders still got a great value and pick with Sio Moore the following pick.

  5. slayisland says: May 9, 2013 2:30 PM

    People have nothing else better to do than try to downplay tha lions.I kinda like it cuz it remind me alot of 2011 when people didn’t expect nothing and we went 10-6!

  6. johnelwayishorsefaced says: May 9, 2013 2:41 PM

    Sounds like we got a steal in the third round at a definite position of need. Your team should start getting ready now to lose to the Lions this season.

  7. whatjusthapped says: May 9, 2013 3:10 PM

    Now take your signing bonus and go out and celebrate! Make sure its excessive enough to get arrested and for sure, you will be a true Lion.

  8. scoregasmic says: May 9, 2013 3:13 PM

    Can’t wait!

  9. lks311 says: May 9, 2013 3:43 PM

    Hope springs eternal. Lions appear to have gotten it right with its first three picks.

    Now would be a good time to start the process of transferring that promise to on-field performance.

  10. broccolilava says: May 10, 2013 10:38 AM

    With this guy at guard, Matthew Stafford could lead the league in rushing.

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 10, 2013 10:28 PM

    Warford was a great pick and if Jerry Jones didn’t have his head up his ###, he would have drafted him in the 2nd round.

    Warford likes to crush people and keeps looking for someone to blow up down the field.

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