Photo by Robert Hanashiro of USA TODAY

Photo by Robert Hanashiro of USA TODAY


I actually saw Vance McDonald the other day walking in the heart of the Napa Valley. It got me really thinking of what this guy actually means to the 49ers offense in the future. The 49ers offense took a step back due to injuries and development of some very key positions.

Prior to the 13-14 season, it has been well-documented that Delanie Walker was a key instrumental piece to the 49ers power run game offense. Coming out of Rice University, McDonald's blocking was always under question.

Trent Baalke has always mentioned how the biggest growth is from year 1 to year 2. If McDonald can come into his own, the 49ers will have a plethora of options on offense. Knowing our coaches, we will find a way to attack the weakest point of the defense. If we can effectively use McDonald and develop him so we can maximize our offense, I can't imagine a single defense being able to stop Kap and his weapons. We have the weapons for a spread. We have the weapons for a power run game. We have the weapon for the qb option-read game.

McDonald will determine a lot of what we can actually do and package for our football team. His growth will be one of the keys going into the 14-15 season along with the health of our core players.