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Vance "Big Mac" McDonald Thread

Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
Guys , in case no one noticed, I believe Vance (272)outweighs at least 3 of Our LBs. Also if you go back to the Baylor game against Longhorns...you will see one DB missing from the picture. You guessed it ....Vaccaro. That was a great pick NOT to make on the "best" FS.

Back to Vance, if he has long arms, was 2nd in TEs in the 40, blocks well,and the sucker is smart....unnnhh....how in the world is this not a huge improvement over Delanie?

Pasodoc9er is in good company. Gil Brandt picked 9, second day selections that would make an impact as a rookie.

Vance McDonald, TE, RiceSan Francisco 49ers, Round 2, No. 55 overall

McDonald is a great steal. He should step right in and contribute from Week 1 as the Niners' second tight end, out-producing the departed Delanie Walker in that capacity. He has the speed and coordination to play the position and possesses very good hands, though he must learn to block better.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000167903/article/tyrann-mathieu-montee-ball-among-key-picks-beyond-round-1
The more I read and look into this guy, I like the pick more and more. A knock on Davis coming in was his blocking. He worked extremely hard at his blocking skill and now he is one if not the best in the league at it. McDonald will need time with the jug machine thou, his drop count does concern me. We have the best coaches and vets to help him perfect his "skills".
[ Edited by Albinorhino49 on May 13, 2013 at 8:19 AM ]
this joto is burning our starting safety?? We're in for a long season.
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
this joto is burning our starting safety?? We're in for a long season.

Or we stumbled onto the next Gronk / Jimmy Graham. Always two sides to that coin.
Rice is a private school especially for ultra smart kids. Back a million yrs ago in high school in Houston, they were part of the SWC, now extinct, but it included all the big schools, Tex A& M, Longhorns, Baylor, SMU (before the death penalty), Oklahoma, OK State, etc. Rice routinely got shellacked but we followed them anyway. I assure you that picture of Vance looking like a take off off of paler Vernon, is NOT what those Rice footballers used to look like. This guy looks like you wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley. My guess is he is 4X smarter than i am(ok, that isn't saying much), and I don't think we have to worry about our #2 TE not knowing his plays. I was a fan of Delanie, and when we passed on Ertz, I was surprised. Now i am excited as all get out to see what vance can do. This could be one of the real steals of the draft, not quite like Kap at #2 when we drafted him, but certainly in that group. He is not going to outplay our all pro #85, but i think he will compliment vernon and actually make vernon have a better yr when the D realizes this kid can catch, run, block, and move the chains. Worst thing that could happen to vernon is they start single covering him...which will be a bad idea for opponent's D. Best thing that could happen is we have two really great TEs. Not saying vance is anywhere near vernon, but he could end up that way and we could ground and pound or let 'er rip against Ds, just with our two TEs. That is where I think Vance is heading.

From Rice, no less....who would've thunk it?
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
this joto is burning our starting safety?? We're in for a long season.

Should a drafted Rhodes instead...
And I'm new to the forum, but homosexual remarks aren't very respectable. I for one am not one, but if there were any on this forum I'd be ashamed.
And I'm not trolling... Just being politically decent..
Originally posted by bdub2588:
And I'm new to the forum, but homosexual remarks aren't very respectable. I for one am not one, but if there were any on this forum I'd be ashamed.

Don't worry. Chaz is gay so he can say stuff like that.
Vance McDonald is the upgrade of Delanie walker(Swiss army knife)
looks like he's signed. nice.
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i have high hopes for the 2nd half of DOUBLE V.
Originally posted by Garcia:
i have high hopes for the 2nd half of DOUBLE V.

For some reason this sounds highly erotic to me.
Originally posted by 49ersHeroine:
Vance McDonald is the upgrade of Delanie walker(Swiss army knife)

This, but he's actually more of a TE than Walker was. He's got a critical size advantage that will help make him a weapon in the red-zone, he's also going to be tough as hell to bring down in the open due to his combination of size and great body control, do you want to be a 200 pound safety and see that 270 pound monster running right at you with a full head of steam? I think not.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 49ersHeroine:
Vance McDonald is the upgrade of Delanie walker(Swiss army knife)

This, but he's actually more of a TE than Walker was. He's got a critical size advantage that will help make him a weapon in the red-zone, he's also going to be tough as hell to bring down in the open due to his combination of size and great body control, do you want to be a 200 pound safety and see that 270 pound monster running right at you with a full head of steam? I think not.

Add in the fact he was actally very good as a slot WR. Meaning he can run routes... think about it, technically he is faster than Boldin yet weighs 260-270 and runs great routes. After the Crabtree loss, I gotta feeling our offense is gonna look just like the one from harbaughs last year at stanford. 3 TE sets, with BOTH VD and Vance able to split out wide. If the defense brings in run personnel, we throw, if they bring in light personnel we run.