The Cincinnati Bengals met with, and worked out, tight end Clive Walford during the University of Miami's Pro Day on April 1. According to Tony Pauline with Draft Insider (and Walter Football), Walford "was put through a grueling workout" by the Bengals. The only named coach that attended Miami's pro day was offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
After a so-so college career entering 2014, Walford grabbed a team-high 44 receptions for 676 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior this past season. The 6'4", 254-pound Watford played just one year of high school football because his first love was basketball, but he uses that background to consistently get in position and box out defenders to make contested catches over the middle. He's also regarded by some as the most complete tight end in this year's draft in terms of pass-catching ability, to go along with being a solid blocker.
While he could be viewed as a second-round possibility, he's had something of a hamstring issue during the predraft process that seems to have limited overall interest. Regardless, Walford met with the Steelers earlier this month and had a visit with the Miami Dolphins.
Walford wasn't picked in SB Nation's latest mock draft, which included a second round. He's currently listed as the No. 46 prospect by Mocking the Draft and No. 61 by ESPN -- though the second-best tight end.