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49ers signed Darcel McBath

  • Kolohe
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Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Looks like he is a CB for us, at least how 49ers.com has the article listed as CB Darcel McBath. And roster section has him as a CB.

Wasn't he always a Safety though?? They must have some confidence in him if its true.

He may of played some CB, but I swear mostly Safety. Maybe Donatell gave brass some info we don't know about.

Nevermind AB he said he has played some CB in college.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Looks like he is a CB for us, at least how 49ers.com has the article listed as CB Darcel McBath. And roster section has him as a CB.

Wasn't he always a Safety though?? They must have some confidence in him if its true.

He may of played some CB, but I swear mostly Safety. Maybe Donatell gave brass some info we don't know about.

Nevermind AB he said he has played some CB in college.

Gotcha, thanks for the update. I wasn't 100% sure, I thought he played some CB at Texas Tech.
4.5 speed... 6' - 200 pounder... good bench reps for a DB... nice vertical... and he gets an endorsement from Donatell.

Sounds pretty good... will be interesting to see him compete in TC and preseason.

Between all of these unproven S options, we may just have Goldson's replacement on the roster already!
worth reading, IMHO...

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/darcel-mcbath?id=71391

Having to practice against a top offense -- namely sophomore WR Michael Crabtree -- is sure to help any DB hone their coverage skills. McBath, a former CB, was the Red Raiders' secondary anchor at the demanding free safety position since shifting there as a sophomore, going on to start his final 39 games. The opposition, often playing from behind and passing on most every day, challenged the middle of Tech's defense last season. McBath more than stood up to the challenge, pulling in seven INTs that included a school season-record tying two returns for TDs. Six of his seven pass deflections came on third-down plays.

During his rehabilitation, McBath bulked up to the point that the coaches felt his speed and hitting ability would be best at FS in 2006. The move was a total success

AnalysisPositives: Centerfielder with the build of a strong safety and good upper-body development. Comes downhill in a hurry, diagnosing the run and attacking receivers over the middle. Solid last line of defense and secure tackler in space. Reads the QB's eyes and has the speed to jump routes. Good hands for the INT. Finds his way through trash to the ballcarrier when near the line. Became a more vocal leader as a senior, and has always tried to lead by example. Directs the defense from the deep secondary. Contributes on special teams and should do so in the NFL due to his size and speed.




Originally posted by oldman9er:
worth reading, IMHO...

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/darcel-mcbath?id=71391

Having to practice against a top offense -- namely sophomore WR Michael Crabtree -- is sure to help any DB hone their coverage skills. McBath, a former CB, was the Red Raiders' secondary anchor at the demanding free safety position since shifting there as a sophomore, going on to start his final 39 games. The opposition, often playing from behind and passing on most every day, challenged the middle of Tech's defense last season. McBath more than stood up to the challenge, pulling in seven INTs that included a school season-record tying two returns for TDs. Six of his seven pass deflections came on third-down plays.

During his rehabilitation, McBath bulked up to the point that the coaches felt his speed and hitting ability would be best at FS in 2006. The move was a total success

AnalysisPositives: Centerfielder with the build of a strong safety and good upper-body development. Comes downhill in a hurry, diagnosing the run and attacking receivers over the middle. Solid last line of defense and secure tackler in space. Reads the QB's eyes and has the speed to jump routes. Good hands for the INT. Finds his way through trash to the ballcarrier when near the line. Became a more vocal leader as a senior, and has always tried to lead by example. Directs the defense from the deep secondary. Contributes on special teams and should do so in the NFL due to his size and speed.




Pretty good safety play in college. That's why he was 2nd round pick. But mixed NFL career so far with injuries. Maybe getting back with Donatell can help him in a revival. Seems like he does have some talent.
Originally posted by cools:
Seems were loaded with strong safety types, not a true center field ball hawk with speed and coverage skills

Robinson could be that guy, McBath seems like that type too, we shall see

If they keep 5 Safetys, he has a shot, but he would probably have to beat out Jones in the ST department


I think he has a better shot at making the team at CB.

Locks: Rogers, Brown, Culliver

Fighting: Brock, Cox, Holocomb

While as S

Locks: Goldson, Whitner, Spillman

Fighting: Robinson, Jones