Clive Walford lauded for blocking and receiving

Miami senior TE Clive Walford was "very consistent as both a blocker and pass catcher, handling defenders at the line of scrimmage as well as making receptions down the seam" at the Senior Bowl, wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline

"There was a lot to like about Walford's performance," Pauline wrote. "He's not a true vertical threat rather Walford possesses the skills necessary to be dependable in all areas of the tight end position for years to come." The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford logged 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns this season. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, who recently said Walford is "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft," expects the tight end to run a 40-yard dash around 4.65. The Guardian's Matt Rybaltowski wrote that his work in Mobile "could propel Walford into a spot late in the opening round." We don't agree with that, but Walford may have clawed into Day 2 amidst a weak TE class.

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