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Raiders Training Camp Preview: Tight End

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For the 2016 season, the Oakland Raiders had one of the more prolific offensive units in the entire league. With an elite offensive line, a solid running game and two dynamic wide receivers, the offense was an obvious strong point for the Silver and Black. But they were missing one crucial piece — a blue-chip tight end who was capable of putting a scare into opposing defenses.

When Clive Walford was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the coaching staff as and fans alike viewed him as the tight end of the future — a big-bodied pass-catcher who enjoyed a productive career at the University of Miami.