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Tight End Class of 2013

  • buck
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I thought it might be interesting to compare the numbers of Vance McDonald with the other tight ends drafted early in 2013.
The production numbers are career numbers.

Games Played

Vance McDonald 42
Gavin Escobar 39
Tyler Eifert 38
Zack Ertz 37
Travis Kelce 35

Height and Weight

Tyler Eifert 6-6 251
Zack Ertz 6-5 249
Gavin Escobar 6-6 254
Vance McDonald 6-4 267
Travis Kelce 6-5 255

40 Times

Vance McDonald 4.60
Travis Kelce 4.64
Tyler Eifert 4.65
Zack Ertz 4.68
Gavin Escobar 4.78

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/players.php?genpos=TE&draftyear=2013&sortorder=tsxpos&order=ASC

Receptions

21 Tyler Eifert 140
47 Gavin Escobar 122
55 Vance McDonald 119
35 Zack Ertz 112
63 Travis Kelce 59

Yards

21 Tyler Eifert 1840
47 Gavin Escobar 1646
55 Vance McDonald 1504
35 Zack Ertz 1434
63 Travis Kelce 875

Touchdowns

47 Gavin Escobar 17
35 Zack Ertz 15
55 Vance McDonald 15
21 Tyler Eifert 11
63 Travis Kelce 10

Production Grade (combined % of teams total receiving yards and touchdowns)

55 Vance McDonald 46.97
47 Gavin Escobar 41.34
35 Zack Ertz 31.50
63 Travis Kelce 26.78
21 Tyler Eifert 25.61

edit: Here are measurements and numbers I did not include.

Arms and Hands

Vance McDonald 34 3/8 10 1/8
Travis Kelce 33 3/4 9 5/8
Gavin Escobar 33 5/8 9 3/4
Tyler Eifert 33 1/8 9 1/8
Zack Ertz 31 3/4 9 3/4

VJ

Tyler Eifert 35.5
Vance McDonald 33.5
Zach Ertz 30.5
Gavin Escobar 32
Travis Kelce dnp

BJ

Vance McDonald 9'11
Tyler Eifert 9'11
Gavin Escobar 9'6
Zach Ertz 9'3
Travis Kelce dnp

Bench

Vance McDonald 31
Tyler Eifert 22
Zach Ertz 24
Gavin Escobar dnp
Travis Kelce dnp
[ Edited by buck on May 12, 2013 at 4:43 AM ]
Thanks Buck, it's good to see the comparisons. I like the pick and hope he can replace Walker, plus be a greater force for inline blocking.

For those who think McDonald won't be able to block...greater weight, strength would seem to counter that notion. I realize size is not the most important factor in blocking but the over reaction against this pick is not rational. The 9ers coaching staff will teach him the nuances of blocking.

If anyone watched Senior Bowl practices and don't like this pick, would you please explain? What I've read indicates he did very well during that week.
I'm also VERY happy w/the pick. He and Lattimore are the only 2 that I got right in my draft prediction.

It's difficult for a rookie to come in and be better than a VERY good guy he's replacing in the beginning of the season.

As the season progresses and with the good coaching we have; I'm confident Vance will have a very good rookie season.
Me hopes that "Vance the Lance" will carve-up defenses. Aka . Sir Vancealot.
[ Edited by highway49 on May 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM ]
U forgot to list their arm length measurements
[ Edited by kronik on May 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM ]
After reading this I am more comfortable with this pick. Vance produced in a mediocre offense and he has great athleticism. Can someone add arm length and bench press and vertical jump to this analysis of YEs
I wouldn't put too much weight on the numbers considering the difference in competition, but as far as measurables and potential, Vance McDonald compares very favorably to the other tight ends. I like the pick and expect big things from him in 2013.
  • buck
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Originally posted by kronik:
U forgot to list their arm length measurements

Whoops

Arms and Hands

Vance McDonald 34 3/8 10 1/8
Kelce 33 3/4 9 5/8
Gavin Escobar 33 5/8 9 3/4
Eifert 33 1/8 9 1/8
Ertz 31 3/4 9 3/4
  • buck
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Originally posted by JustinNiner:
After reading this I am more comfortable with this pick. Vance produced in a mediocre offense and he has great athleticism. Can someone add arm length and bench press and vertical jump to this analysis of YEs


I have added Arms and Hands, Bench, BJ, and VJ to the list.
I don't blame Kelce for not participating in the BJ competition.
I was thrilled with this pick and favored him over Kelce due to injury concerns. He is so raw, and stacks of favorably to everyone listed, yet he is experienced as a slot receiver.Perfect fit for what we needed to compliment Davis and fill the void left by Walker, with way more upside and more size than Delanie offered.
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Originally posted by AmpLee:
I don't blame Kelce for not participating in the BJ competition.


But, would he have participated in the broad jump?

Yeah, I know it would have depended on who the broad was.
So McDonald is bigger, faster and stronger then all the tight ends and played slot WR?

Sounds like a juiced up Delanie.
Buck, you must've used a different resource for 40 times. Walter's football lists Eifert's official 40 time as 4.68 and McDonald's as 4.69. And not to be a stickler, but they have Eifert at 250 not 251. The only reason I mention it is because I think it's weird how people can get different weight numbers from the same combine.

That's still great newsabout the 40 time considering Vance had 17 pounds on Eifert.
[ Edited by VPofCarnage on Jun 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM ]
Originally posted by VPofCarnage:
Buck, you must've used a different resource for 40 times. Walter's football lists Eifert's official 40 time as 4.68 and McDonald's as 4.69. And not to be a stickler, but they have Eifert at 250 not 251. The only reason I mention it is because I think it's weird how people can get different weight numbers from the same combine.

That's still great newsabout the 40 time considering Vance had 17 pounds on Eifert.

That's because McDonald's official time was 4.69, he was among the fastest TE's, but not the fastest. Best size to speed combination though.