STRENGTHS - He is a good overall athlete, displaying very good body control, balance and lower body flexibility in his play. Warford displays many traits that NFL teams want to see in very good guard prospects like great initial quickness and strong hands to sustain run blocks. Warford can pull and get into the second level and does some damage out in space. His ability to anchor is elite and he won't be beat via the bull rush as he sinks his hips with a nice wide base. Warford possesses great lateral agility to recover over short areas in pass protection.
WEAKNESSES - Warford tends to lunge into contact and can get himself over-extended over his body, almost like he leaves his lower body behind him. He does not show elite lateral movement skills over large areas like he does in short spaces. He struggles to move side-to-side over large areas, but he is so big he has gotten away with it at college. He doesn't always land his punch where it needs to go, and there are times when he drops his head on contact. There are concerns about his conditioning as it is obvious that he wears down as the game moves on.
SUMMARY - He has excellent size and good arm length to consider as a guard. He is a good overall athlete who plays from a solid base with very good body control, balance and lower body flexibility in his play. He shows good initial quickness and extremely strong hands to sustain his run blocks upon contact. He is regularly the first Kentucky lineman to make contact with the defense on running plays, and he has good agility on the second level and as a puller around the edge. He shows flashes of being a strong finisher in his play, playing through the whistle and even looking for more contact. As a pass blocker, he shows great lateral movement skills in short areas and he displays great awareness, helping his teammates against the second level of the pass rush. He is capable of easily anchoring against strong bull rushers, almost swallowing the player entirely with a strong base. His versatility and durability are great qualities for the next level. Overall, he merits solid second-round draft consideration by a team looking for a plug and play guard with the potential to develop into a very good starter in time.