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MT: McDonald Shines at Minicamp

Posted by Taylor Price on June 17, 2013 – 8:21 AM

San Francisco’s second-round draft pick caught the eye of many practice observers at 49ers minicamp.

Vance McDonald also caught several passes in the three days of mandatory camp. Some were high, some were low and some were even behind the 6-foot-4, 270-pound tight end. No matter, the former Rice standout showcased his soft hands throughout the minicamp with intermediate and downfield receptions.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee singled out McDonald’s play as one of the key takeaways from veteran minicamp.

“Vance McDonald may have been the biggest standout among the 11-man (rookie) draft class,” Barrows wrote. “He was a favorite for all the quarterbacks this spring, and he showed a real knack for catching passes that weren’t exactly on target… He also is quite agile for his size, and on several occasions was able to twist his body and reach back for passes that were thrown behind him. Quarterbacks love to see that, and it builds confidence that he is a safe and reliable target.”

More 49ers headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shared CEO Jed York’s social media comments on open training camp practices.

Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com relayed Pete Carroll’s glowing comments on the 49ers.

Barry Wilner of the Associated Press caught up with Jim Harabugh’s father.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle detailed the relationship Eric Reid has with his daughter.

49ers.com spoke with members of the team who wanted to share their Father’s Day memories.



A Niner is a Viner.

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10 Responses to “MT: McDonald Shines at Minicamp”

  1. By jesus mendoza on Jun 17, 2013 | Reply


  2. By okcniner on Jun 17, 2013 | Reply

    Would LOVE to see Vance McDonald turn into another valuable receiving option. Kaep is sure going to need some guys to step up with Crabtree out…

  3. By bigearl on Jun 17, 2013 | Reply

    It good to hear that the team has focus on the areas that needs attention and that we have people thats stepping up in the trenches GOoooooo 9errrrrrsssssss……

  4. By Rich De Martini on Jun 17, 2013 | Reply

    Seattle’s Browner says he wishes he could take on Harbaugh in a game and choke him first he would have to learne how to paly his position a lt better to start with…see you when we play you,you may have to eat crow

  5. By JParker on Jun 17, 2013 | Reply

    A two tight end offense with Davis and McDonald is going to give apposing defenses fits. Can’t wait.

  6. By bruce on Jun 17, 2013 | Reply

    With there first pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers select ??? Wide receiver from ?

  7. By Justin on Jun 18, 2013 | Reply

    Mike Tyson is a convicted forceful-sodomite.

  8. By dave g. on Jun 18, 2013 | Reply

    Keep it up Vance! I am liking what I am reading.

  9. By James on Jun 18, 2013 | Reply


  10. By tiny on Jun 19, 2013 | Reply

    rams are gona own the winers and chickenhawks and win that division get ready. tiny tim

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