Is Clive Walford an ideal Graham draft replacement?
Mar/11/15 08:30 AM Filed in: Clive Walford
NFL.com sees Miami TE Clive Walford as an ideal fit to replace Jimmy Graham with the Saints.
Graham, a UM grad himself, was shipped to the Seattle Seahawks in a blockbuster Tuesday trade. "Walford isn't worthy of a first-round selection, but he should be there when the Saints pick 12th in the second round (44th overall)," noted College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. A few weeks ago, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock called Walford "the most explosive tight end in this year's draft." And not for nothing: Walford was often deployed out wide by Hurricane coaches. He isn't in Graham's class as an athlete, and he isn't as long (6-foot-4, 251), but Walford could potentially provide half the value for a small fraction of the price.