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Vance "Big Mac" McDonald Thread

Originally posted by nothing03:
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
Originally posted by nothing03:
Originally posted by iLL49er:
my only question is why pick vance mcdonald over travis kelce

if anyone has insight on that greatly appreciated

More athletic higher potential better blocker. The only downside is his route running and catching ability. I believe the coaches could fix his flaws. He is like the white version of Delanie but taller.

agreed, Vance played in a hybrid offense at Rice, great fit to be the Niners #2 TE
People are forgetting that we are still a running team and we need a better and stronger blocker to run the O. I don't get why people are so down on this pick.

Most just don't know much about him … but trust the team ...
Originally posted by Allx9er:
Big strong inline blocker who can catch 2-4 passes/game. VD is now the move guy/h back.

Love it

no. he can't inline block -- or at least doesn't
lol @ people still doubting Harbaugh and Baalke's picks.
Originally posted by WINiner:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Let's Compare

Vance McDonald-6'4", 267 pounds, 10 1/8" hands, 34 3/8" arm length

Zach Ertz-6'5", 249 pounds, 9 5/8" hands, 31 5.8" arm length

Vance McDonald-4.69 40, 31 reps on bench press, 33.5 inch vertical, 119 inch broad jump, 7.08 seconds in 3 cone drill


Zach Ertz-4.76 40, 24 reps on bench press, 30.5 inch vertical leap, 111 inch broad jump, 7.08 seconds in 3 cone drill

Sold

he's stronger and faster than Ertz with much, much longer arms
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Allx9er:
Big strong inline blocker who can catch 2-4 passes/game. VD is now the move guy/h back.

Love it

no. he can't inline block -- or at least doesn't

Nothing says he can't learn or won't in the future
Originally posted by Allx9er:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by Allx9er:
Big strong inline blocker who can catch 2-4 passes/game. VD is now the move guy/h back.

Love it

no. he can't inline block -- or at least doesn't

Nothing says he can't learn or won't in the future

Hey if we can turn a defensive end into a Fullback, I think will be alright teaching this kid how to inline block!
I never realized how good McDonald's measurables are. faster, stronger, more explosive (jumping), much longer arms, bigger hands, good route runner -- he can play in the slot!

Crazy man, crazy.
Originally posted by 15crabtree:
jordan reed was a better fit or the te from stanford

Apparently the Niners FO doesn't agree with you.
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Hey if we can turn a defensive end into a Fullback, I think will be alright teaching this kid how to inline block!

Right. I'm just saying its listed as one of his flaws in the scouting reports...
Think this guy will be very versatile. From what I have seen he has a case of the dropsies from time to time, but we are used to that from Delanie.
Highest upside TE in the draft in my opinion. Perfect pick to replace Delanie really. Another Baalke-style selection.
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Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Think this guy will be very versatile. From what I have seen he has a case of the dropsies from time to time, but we are used to that from Delanie.

i hear he has good hands, is a very nice red zone target and there is nothing wrong with his blocking that can not be fixed. No on has worse hands than over rated walker. a very wise much needed pick by the niners. who cares he does not have the glittering resume of others. Our players are chosen for a reason and I am more than fine with what has been happening
Getting back to V McDonald... The guy is a terrific athlete and one of the fastest TEs in the draft. He also can change direction quickly. Plus, I heard him interviewed right after he was picked and he weighs 272 lbs. and runs a 4.6 40 yd. dash. He was running out of the slot at Rice because he was such a great athlete. Plus, he can jump. He is going to make an excellent red zone target. Yes, he will drop a ball on occasion. I seem to remember that a guy named Jerry Rice did the same thing his first year in the league. McDonald will compliment V Davis very very well. Again, the Niners did their HW on this guy.

McDonald was rising up draft boards before he was picked because coaches were impressed with him at the Senior Bowl. You zoners are gonna love this guy. Just give him a full training camp and he will contribute his first year. Great pick...

Cheers!
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Highest upside TE in the draft in my opinion. Perfect pick to replace Delanie really. Another Baalke-style selection.

Exactly, this pick is really starting to grow on me

4.68 and 31 reps, incredibly tall, long arms,

Raw, but Vernon will take him under his wing