2.23 San Francisco 49ers Vance McDonald, TE, Rice (6-4, 267)
Vance McDonald was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 23rd pick of the 2nd round in the 2013 NFL Draft. Jim Harbaugh sure does love his tight ends, he loses Delanie Walker to free agency and goes out and gets McDonald. He’s a tall athletic player who will present match up problems in the passing game. He needs...
The San Francisco 49ers have filled another big need, trading up to select Rice tight end Vance McDonald with the 55th selection of the NFL draft.
The NFC champions acquired the pick from the Green Bay Packers on Friday, giving up the 61st choice in the second round and a sixth-round pick at No. 173.
San Francisco lost Delanie Walker, the backup to Vernon Davis, to the Titans last...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013
Needing a secondary tight end after Delanie Walker left for the Titans in free agency, the 49ers filled the hole by drafting Rice tight end Vance McDonald with the 55th pick in the second round of the draft Friday.
The Niners moved up six spots to make the pick after relinquishing the 61st (their original second round pick) and 174th (sixth round) selections to the Packers.
McDonald, the son of a former Texas Longhorns linebacker, did not receive the attention of large collegiate programs out of high school. One reason could be his hometown of Winnie, Texas, which has a population of less than 3,500 people. Even though he comes from a small town, McDonald has big-time talent and displayed plenty of that during Senior Bowl...
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The first round of the NFL Draft is this Thursday, April 25th, at 8 PM ET. Because of this, starting today I am going to post a NFL Draft sleeper piece every morning until the draft. There is very little chance that any of these guys are selected in the first round on Thursday, they will probably be picked somewhere in rounds 2-7, that take place...
By Contributor Steve Shoup, Fanspeak.com:
One of the position groups that I was least excited about seeing this week was the tight ends. Not only was there no early round talent among this group, but there was even a question if some of these guys would get drafted. Many of the guys seemed one dimensional and weren’t highly touted, and could leave them undrafted at a position that...
Rice postgame quotes from the Nov. 5 game against UTEP. Quotes from head coach David Bailiff, quarterback Nick Fanuzzi, wide receiver Vance McDonald and cornerback Bryce Callahan.