He has tremendous athletic ability to go with good size at 6’4 and around 260 pounds. He also moves well for a tight end. Rather than just being an athlete, you can see that Walford understands how to get in and out of his breaks and how to separate from tight coverage by using good technique with his hands as well as by being able to change speeds suddenly.
I swear, he kind of reminds me of Antonio Gates when I watch his film (ducks). He might not approach Gates’ ridiculous level of production this season, but I can definitely see Walford being featured more in Oakland’s offense in his third year in the league — especially since the Raiders let Mychal Rivera walk. Plus, Jared Cook, who they signed in free agency, is mostly fool’s gold, so I would expect Walford to see the ball coming his way early and often this season.
He’s got 51 career interceptions. And he hasn’t shown any hint that he might be better this year. He threw at least five interceptions in one practice this month. His top receiver was heard telling him to “fucking keep that shit in bounds, bro!” at another practice.
Bortles has thrown 69 career touchdowns. Only five of those came when the Jaguars had a lead. FIVE.
What’s next? Not much. The Jaguars have shown pretty consistently that they can’t win with Bortles at QB. There’s no reason to expect that to change this year, even with more emphasis on the running game.
A day ago, there was some talk that Bortles might get Cheap Raider Jerseys cut before the season started. That would’ve given the Jaguars a way out of paying the $18 million for his fifth-year option in 2018. That money is fully guaranteed in the event of an injury, so playing him this year Cheap Reversible Jerseys potentially puts the Jags at risk for one more year of playing for the mistake they made with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft.