Oakland Raiders Build Draft for Derek Carr Help in 2015

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Nov 15, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes tight end Clive Walford (46) runs past Florida State Seminoles defensive end Chris Casher (21) for a touchdown during the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

TE. Miami. Clive Walford. 3. player. 28. <p>In the third round, McKenzie got Carr another weapon when he picked tight end Clive Walford. I don’t know what happened to Walford at the combine, but he is faster than his 4.7 40 at the combine. He intended to run that 40 again at his pro day but he pulled a hamstring about a week before. The point is Miami don’t recruit slow players, and Walford showcased plenty of speed at Miami. His slow 40 time helping the Raiders, but also hiding the fact that he is one of the best tight end weapons coming out of the 2015 draft class.</p> <p>Either way, he’s a vertical tight end, in line with all the tight ends the Raiders have had through the years. He’s also an excellent blocker, an old-school, in-line tight end opposed to today’s move tight end. He also has great hands, sometimes using one at a time to bring the ball in, runs great routes, and runs well after the catch.</p> <p>I watched some tape and I have to say the McKenzie was right to bring up Raymond Chester from back in the day. He may wear Todd Christensen’s No. 46 as he did in college but he has a lot of similarities to Chester. His talent is right in line with the traditional Raiders tight end and will help Carr make that jump to year two.</p>

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