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TE Charles Clay - Buffalo Bills

6-3, 245Born: 2-12-1989College: TulsaDrafted: Round 6

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Summary

When the Buffalo Bills signed Charles Clay, they made him the highest paid tight end in the NFL over the next two years. That means they will use him early and often. The problem is, being on the field and being used doesn't mean he'll have a ton of yards and catches. Bills head coach Rex Ryan wants to run the ball a lot to help overcome a shaky quarterback situation, which means Clay could be doing a lot of blocking. When he does line up more as a 'move' tight end than an 'in-line' tight end, he has to deal with the fact that those shaky quarterbacks aren't all that great as well as the fact that he is, at best, third in line for targets behind Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin, and perhaps Robert Woods. While Clay can line up in multiple spots, he's attached himself to an offense which just isn't going to be a passing powerhouse, and that limits his numbers. At the end of the day, he might be capable of quite a bit, but he won't show us in this offense, and isn't someone to grab before the later rounds of your draft, if at all. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 19, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 30, 35
TE Redraft PPR - 19, 11, 12, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 19, 20, 20, 21, 24, 25, 30, 33
TE Dynasty - 23, 15, 18, 22, 27, 36

Stats and Projections

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2012 MIA 14 18 212 2
2013 MIA 16 69 759 6
2014 MIA 14 58 605 3
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 54 * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 56 * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 49 * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 49 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 180
TE: 21
Overall-PPR: 173
TE-PPR: 22

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Latest News

Bills | Charles Clay staying on the field (Thu Jun 25, 01:18 PM) - Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay will play on all three downs.

Our View: So he'll be blocking for three downs? While Clay has had moments, he's not on an offense which looks like a passing behemoth. Assuming Matt Cassel/EJ Manuel/Tyrod Taylor/Matt Simms/Hot Dog Vendor throw the ball effectively, there are two things which will still stand in Clay's way. First, he's behind Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvins and Robert Woods in the pecking order of targets. And second this is still likely to be a run-heavy attack and will feature LeSean McCoy an awful lot (and Clay is a very good blocker). So if the ball is heading Clay's direction, it's likely being carried by McCoy while Clay is blocking. Clay is being drafted as a TE2 and a lower-end one at that, which is right about where he should be.
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