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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Clive Walford, TE, University of Miami

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CLIVE WALFORD – Miami  TE                     
Last Name    Walford                    First Name      Clive                                                          

College       Miami, FL                    

Position  TE                 

Final Grade I  7.0

Height              6’4               Weight        258                                                                 40 speed         N/A              Test Score
ATHLETIC ABILITY                            SECTION GRADE:                              7.5                                                         
Q.A.B                            Quick Feet                     

C.O.D.                            

Flexibility                     

Coordination                

Walford has good quickness, is very agile and plays with good balance. Very athletic playerHas good feet, able to beat defenders for positioning.

Walford has good flexibility, able to win position over defenders.

He has good coordination, able to catch balls in traffic

COMPETITIVENESS                            SECTION GRADE: 6.5
Toughness                     Clutch Play

Production

Consistency

Team Player

Pride / Quit

Walford is a good tough player, has started the last 3 yrs at MiamiHe has shown ability to make clutch catches, is a good red zone target

Walford has been 2nd on his team in receptions for each of the last 3 years.

Consistency could be better, as he does have some dropped passes.

Walford exhibits the desire to win, and appears to be a good teammate, well liked by others

He is a proud player, fights for extra yards, and doesn’t show signs of quitting.

MENTAL ALERTNESS SECTION GRADE: 6.5
Learn / RetainInst/Reaction

Concentration

Walford has learned all the routes he has been asked to, but struggles in run blockingHe doesn’t appear to react negatively to bad plays, looks to move on to make the next play.

Concentration sometimes lacking as he does drop passes that he should catch, struggles in run blocking

 

 

 

STRENGTH / EXPLOSION SECTION GRADE: 8.4
Body Type Walford is 6’4 258 pounds, and can grow in to the frame to be successful at the NFL levelWalford has been a very durable player at Miami

Shows good explosion with run after catch ability

Shows good understanding of plays, and is a top target in his offense.

 

 

 

Durability
Explosion
Play Strength
GDE        CATEGORY               COMMENTS DESCRIPTION                 GAMES VIEWED                 COMBINE NOTES
6.5 Hands Good, but does drop some passes  VS North CarolinaVS Florida ST

VS Duke

 

 

 

 

225 REPS  N/AVERTICAL JUMP  N/A

BROAD JUMP  N/A

20 SHUTTLE    N/A

60 SHUTTLE   N/A

3 CONE     N/A

 

7.0 Initial Quicks Good quickness
7.0 Release Off line Can beat press, get open
8.7 Patterns Runs very good routes
9.0 Adjust ability Adjusts to the ball in the air well 
6.9 Deep Threat Can occasionally beat man and get behind defense
8.4 R.A.C Very good run after catch ability
5.7 Run Block in Line Struggles run blocking
5.5 Run Block in space Struggles run blocking CRITICAL FACTORS
6.0 Pass Blocking Needs improvement in pass blocking SIZE        8.4                              ATH. ABILITY  8.4

HANDS 7.0                                          

COMPETES   8.5

PLAY SPEED  8.0          

BLOCKING  5.9

8.4 Play Strength Good play strength, top option in offense
8.3 FUMBLE / ERRORS Rarely fumbles, but has occasional drops
STRONG POINTS WEAKNESSES
Wolford is a great athlete with great size. He is a good route runner with very good run after catch ability. His size makes him a viable red zone target. Has the ability to beat LB’s one on one in space. Walford’s biggest weakness is his blocking. He also drops some passes that he should catch.
SUMMARY
Wolford has the athletic ability and the size to be a productive player at the next level. His run after the catch ability and his size will make him a viable red zone target. Walford is a subpar blocker, and will have to improve this to be an every down player.

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