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Charles Clay....Gem of the dolphins draft


I was wondering, who in the NFL, would be a good comparison to Charles Clay. I came up with one name...Dallas Clark. the measurables are almost identical:

Dallas Clark: 6'4 245, 4.67 in the 40 yard dash

Charles Clay: 6'3 250, 4.73 in the 40 yard dash

people like to say Clay is to small to play on the line, perhaps, but you cant put him on the end of the line for his blocking skills! how often do you see guys like Dallas Clark being asked to block a rush DE or LB? he just dosent do it. but what Clark does do extremly well is catch the ball for 10-15-20 yard plays. he maybe asked to cross the middle and get a little push on the LB, but then he scrapes off into the soft spot in the zone or turns up field and catches the ball between the LB and the Safety. This is how Clay needs to be used. I understand that Clay doesnt have Payton Manning tossing it to him, but Clay could be the dynamic TE miami hasnt had in years. he Wont be known for his blocking skills, but when he catches 15 yard touchdowns right up the middle. his blocking woes will be overlookled. this is all dependant on how miami uses Clay. picture a 4 reciever set like this:

Marshall---------Gates------------------------------ClayXXXXX----------------------Bess----------------------Hartline

 

 This would be the type of offense that i think Clay could help the most.

 

he's got the speed to beat a LB and he has great hands.....what else do you want from a pass catching TE?

 

I'll be keeping my eye on this guy all season, I think he's going to be a big surprise and a viable threat in his rookie season.

 

what do you think?

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