Oakland Raiders Draft Clive Walford: JBB Staff Reaction

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Jan 22, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad tight end Clive Walford of Miami (46) catches a pass as safety Jaquiski Tartt of Samford (6) defends during Senior Bowl South squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Hjeltness (Staff Writer) 

I like, but don’t love, the Clive Walford pick. But I do understand why the selection was made.

He’s widely considered the second best TE in this class, and some have him at number one. Walford is a very good pass-catcher, setting several Miami records. Which when considering the talent they’ve had at the position is pretty impressive.

He also is a solid blocker, much better than Mychal Rivera, so that will be a nice benefit.

I was hoping for a player from a more impactful position to be selected, like Guard or Cornerback, but Walford should be a quality pro, so Raiders fans should be happy.