With their sixth round pick, the Miami Dolphins have selected tight end/H-back Charles Clay out of Tulsa. To land him, the Dolphins traded up five spots from their original spot in round six.
Clay measures in at 6'3, 245 pounds and played full back and tight end at Tulsa. He's made in the mold of a Chris Cooley, though he's not as sound a blocker. Here's what Tony Pauline says about Clay:
Positive: Versatile college skill player with no true position at the next level. Catches the ball with his hands and effectively makes receptions in stride. Very quick transitioning from catching the ball to running after the reception. Displays strong hands, nicely adjusts to the errant throw, and can pull the fastball from the air. Displays a burst of speed carrying the ball. Gives effort blocking.
Negative: Displays marginal quickness. Not a strong blocker or one that finishes off defenders.
Clay caught 43 passes for 526 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior to go along with 226 yards rushing. His best receiving season came as a freshman, catching 69 balls for over 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns.
To flip spots with Green Bay in round six and move up five spots, the Dolphins had to flip picks in the seventh round, moving from 218 to 231. Not a bad trade at all if the Dolphins really like this kid.