Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
In my mind Kelce and McDonald are very similar prospects. We paid special attention to Kelce and ignored McDonald completely in pre-draft. Two possibilities right?
1. We liked McDonald all along and were trying to throw people off.
2. We wanted to like Kelce, but the visit didn't go so well, so Harbaalke opted for the similar prospect despite doing less diligence on him.
I think McDonald has a higher ceiling overall. Kelce is the more polished prospect but I see McDonald as a guy who can significantly improve and develop further. He really didn't play TE much and is only scratching the surface of his potential overall. McDonald is also more versatile overall.
To me I look at it as a Kaepernick/Dalton situation. Kelce is more game ready now, but if McDonald develops, he has the higher ceiling as a player.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Apr 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM ]