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.
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