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Five things to know about new Saints guard Larry Warford

Warford agreed to terms on a four-year contract

Photos of new Saints guard Larry Warford.

  1. A mainstay at guard during his time at Kentucky, Warford earned All-SEC accolades all four years of his career.
  1. Warford was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
  1. With Detroit, Warford was named the 2013 Pro Football Focus Offensive Rookie of the Year and the 2013 Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Rookie of the Year.
  1. Warford was actually a basketball player when attending high school in California, but changed his focus to football after moving to Madison Central in Kentucky for his junior and senior seasons. One of Warford's high school teammates on the offensive line was Brian Schwenke of the Tennessee Titans.
  1. In his rookie season (2013), Warford was part of an offensive line unit that ranked second in the NFL in sacks allowed (23).
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