Clive Walford
Clive Walford
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Oakland had high hopes for Walford after selecting him 68th overall in the 2015 draft, but injuries derailed the 26-year-old tight end's career, leading to his release this offseason. New York claimed Walford off waivers and let 2017 starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins walk in free agency, creating a golden opportunity for the Miami (Fl) product to resurrect his career. Walford's two main competitors for the starting job - Chris Herndon and Jordan Leggett - have zero combined games of NFL experience, so don't be surprised to see Walford earn significant snaps if healthy. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Jets in September of 2018.
Catches two more balls Thursday
TENew York Jets
August 17, 2018
Walford turned three targets into two catches for 25 yards in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.
ANALYSIS
While Walford hasn't exactly turned heads, he's provided a steady presence at the tight end position. He led all Jets tight ends in receiving yards Thursday and was third on the team overall. Jordan Leggett and Chris Herndon were viewed as New York's two most exciting tight end options, but neither has a catch yet this preseason.
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Depth Chart Status
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Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
702
112
2017
130
58
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 4"
AVERAGE
Weight:   250 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.79 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.57 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.32 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   34.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
Free Agent Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Originally expected to be the long-term answer at tight end for the Raiders, Walford has failed to live up to the hype throughout his first two years in the league. The 25-year-old saw just 52 targets in 15 games during his sophomore campaign, reeling in 33 catches for 359 yards and three touchdowns, while his fantasy value was limited to deeper leagues. Walford appeared in line for another chance at the starting job in 2017 when Mychal Rivera departed in free agency, but the Raiders signed Jared Cook to provide veteran stability at the position. With Cook now in the picture, Walford's fantasy forecast in Oakland doesn't look too promising.
A third-round pick last year, Walford overcame a preseason knee injury to work himself into a timeshare with Mychal Rivera. Nearly all of Walford's production came after the Week 6 bye, but he finished with similar stats as Rivera. Those didn't amount to much, though, as splitting 96 targets almost evenly left neither with much fantasy value. Walford (6-4, 251) has a size advantage on Rivera (6-3, 245), and he's a little faster - 4.79 vs. 4.81 in the 40. He's also more athletic and explosive in the open field, posting higher YPC and YPT rates than Rivera, and is a better blocker, giving him a shot at being a three-down player. Walford is the future at TE for the Raiders, but until Rivera moves on, he'll continue sharing targets. Walford injured his knee in an ATV accident in the offseason but is expected to be ready for training camp.
Walford was the second tight end off the board in the 2015 draft, going to the Raiders with the fourth selection of the third round, 13 picks after the Ravens took Maxx Williams. While he may not have the elite athleticism of many of today’s hybrid tight ends, Walford has the size (6-foot-4), blocking ability and hands -- he led the Miami Hurricanes last year with 44 receptions -- to make a significant impact at the NFL level in time. He may already be a more well-rounded tight end option than incumbent starter Mychal Rivera, but Walford will likely have to outperform Rivera by a sizeable margin in training camp to claim the No. 1 job to start the year after Rivera emerged as one of quarterback Derek Carr’s favorite checkdown options late last season.
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Makes two catches Friday
TENew York Jets
August 11, 2018
Walford opened the preseason by hauling in both of his targets for 27 yards in Friday's 17-0 win over Atlanta.
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Not a roster lock?
TENew York Jets
April 30, 2018
Darryl Slater of NJ.com views Walford as a candidate to be omitted from the Jets' final 53-man roster this fall.
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Set to compete for starting job
TENew York Jets
April 28, 2018
Walford could be in jeopardy of losing his job, Andy Vasquez of northjersey.com reports.
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Finds home in New York
TENew York Jets
April 2, 2018
The Jets claimed Walford off waivers Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Released by Oakland
TEFree Agent
Concussion
March 27, 2018
The Raiders are releasing Walford (concussion, neck), Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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