Oct 19, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Clay Harbor (86) gets ready to stiff arm Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) after catching a pass in the second quarter of their game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
Clay Harbor has been thrust into the starting tight end role with the injury to Marcedes Lewis (injured reserve, designated to return). Harbor has struggled in pass blocking, but he is a solid receiving threat. His 25 receptions are good for 22nd among tight ends, despite missing three games this season. He catches 80.6% of passes thrown his way, good as the eighth most reliable tight end. His 10.8 yards per reception are middle of the pack, but his 170 yards after the catch are 10th best in the league, as are his 6.8 yards average yards after the catch. His long of 59 yards (second among tight ends) affirms him as a big play threat. Harbor isn’t Marcedes Lewis, but he’s proving serviceable at a minimum as an receiving threat. One of the better receiving tight ends in the league has finally gotten an opportunity to start in the NFL, but it’s unlikely the Jags continue to look his way when Lewis returns.