Oakland Raiders Draft Clive Walford: JBB Staff Reaction

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Oct 11, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes tight end Clive Walford (46) catches a pass as Cincinnati Bearcats linebacker Jeff Luc (1) defends in the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Hurricanes won 55-34. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Reaction to the Oakland Raiders third round draft pick Clive Walford, Tight End from the Miami Hurricanes from the Just Blog Baby staff. Instant reaction from the moment Walford was drafted on Friday night in Chicago.

Matt Lorsch (Staff Writer) 

I honestly don’t know a whole lot about Clive Walford and won’t pretend I do. I’m surprised that the Raiders haven’t moved to fix the need at right guard yet.

That said, Walford appears to be a capable receiving tight end with some blocking ability who can come onto the field and compliment Mychal Rivera as well as work the deep seam and force teams out of cheating on the perimeter against Cooper and/or Streater. This pick together with the Cooper pick shows that the front office is committed to building a team around Derek Carr.