Taking a Look Back: Tight Ends
The Miami Hurricanes have not seen much production from their tight ends the last couple of seasons, but some tight ends stepped up towards the end of last season.
Clive Walford: (6’4/250) This red shirt sophomore, ended the season with two breakout games. From all the returning tight ends, he is the most versatile. His blocking ability is up to par with the rest of the tight ends, and his route running has improved over each game of the season. Headed into next season, it is not out of the realm of possibilities to think that he will be a major part of the offense next year.
Dyron Dye: (6’5/275) This once highly touted prospect out of Sanford, Florida came in at the defensive end position before converting to tight end. There have been rumors that he may end up back at the DE position by next season. While Dye was brought in to mainly block, he did show his ability to get open and make catches.
Asante Cleveland: (6’5/270) The junior tight end did not produce much of anything this season. Coming into the season, people expected him to be the one to step up from the tight end position. At the end of the day he did not receive much playing time, because he was beat out by Walford and Dye.
David Perry: (6’7/265) Perry is another tight end that switched over from the defensive end position, and is now rumored to be switching back. He did not produce much this past season, which may be one of the reasons they are considering putting him back to the defensive side of the ball.