Oakland Raiders Draft Clive Walford: JBB Staff Reaction
By Chase Ruttig
Nov 15, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes tight end Clive Walford (46) eludes Florida State Seminoles linebacker Terrance Smith (24) for a touchdown during the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Evan Ball (Staff Writer)
McKenzie is sending a signal right now – the Raiders gonna put points on the board in 2015. I’m really excited to see what this offense has to offer now. The thing about Walford is that he’s a really solid blocker as well as a receiving threat.
Adding him not only gives Carr another target, but helps out the offense with those zone running plays. Having that extra run help has to make Murray, Helu, and Richardson feel just a little warmer today.
Whereas I thought Edwards was a reach, I think Walford is pretty good value for the 3rd round. At this point it’s important for me to acknowledge how refreshing it is to have two years in a row where I’m excited about the Raiders’ draft picks instead of sobbing in a corner wondering what the hell is going on.