Originally posted by niner4life21:
Don't understand the love for McDonald....the dude has like 2 career sacks and gets owned against the run......
maybe its the name? seems like some fans like guys with "cool" names...( i.e ziegler)
WORD! My first thought when I read all the love for this guy was to post a "you guys know he isn't very good" reply.
When we drafted him, I thought maybe we had a great mid-round pick. He was kind of a tweener of sorts for a 3-4 D.
In 46 games at Florida, McDonald started 36 times. He collected 137 tackles (85 solos) with 11 sacks for minus-64 yards and 25½ stops for losses totaling 103 yards. He added six pressures with two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also deflected seven passes and blocked one kick.
The HUGE downside to Raymac is his injury history. Knee issues have held him back for several years.
2005: Underwent surgery in September to repair a partially torn right knee ACL. Started the first three games of the season before having to sit out the next three following surgery … Reappeared in the lineup vs. Louisiana State and Georgia before sitting out the remainder of the season after having a second
and season-ending surgery on his injured right knee.
He underwent knee surgery AGAIN this off-season and one has to wonder if he'll ever live up to his potential.
Also, like Lawson, I think Raymac would fit much better into a 4-3 D. But that's just my opinion. Either way, he needs to stay healthy....
[ Edited by AKfanster on Aug 27, 2009 at 5:34 PM ]