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Draft Scout Vance McDonald News
12/04/13 - TE Vance McDonald (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and is not expected to play against Seattle.
09/16/13 - TE Vance McDonald has a pair of catches through two games -- two more than former first-round pick A.J. Jenkins had his entire rookie season a year ago.
04/28/13 - With the departure of Delanie Walker to Tennessee in free agency, the 49ers filled the void with Rice tight end Vance McDonald with the No. 55 overall pick. They sent a sixth-round pick and the No. 61 pick to move up. McDonald, a converted wide receiver, often played in the slot. He caught 119 passes for 1,504 yards and 15 touchdowns in 48 games for the Owls. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 2/55 -- Vance McDonald, TE, 6-4, 267, Rice...Many had Zach Ertz pegged to the 49ers, but McDonald has a lot of similar traits. He's able to play in the slot and the converted wide receiver is a matchup nightmare for both corners and linebackers. - The Sports Xchange
03/25/13 - 2013 Rice Pro Day: Fast-rising prospect Vance McDonald doesn’t disappoint...A total of 40 representatives from 30 different NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Rice on Monday, where seven players through a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in 80-degree weather. All seven players who participated in the pro day were from coach David Bailiff‘s first recruiting class at Rice.
Vance McDonald, TE (6-foot-5 3/4, 268 pounds) - McDonald stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He did, however, participate in the positional workout, in which he started slowly. He had a couple of drops, but then caught everything. McDonald - who is explosive in the hips - also looked good in the blocking drills. It was a good show for the fast-rising tight end prospect, who has risen from virtual obscurity to likely being selected somewhere between picks No. 50-70 in the 2013 NFL Draft. This player could be very good in the NFL. It has been a long time since 30 teams were represented at Rice’s pro day. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com