Vance McDonald was a versatile tight end during his time with the Rice Owls, often catching screens from the slot as well as being used as a lead blocker on outside pitches.
Here are some of the top plays from Vance McDonald's collegiate career.
This wasn't a flashy play from McDonald, but it's one NFL coaches will like.
On an off-tackle run to the left, the bulky tight end found a defender at the second level—albeit a small cornerback—and drove him out of bounds, blocking through the whistle.
McDonald often moves like a wide receiver and he certainly showed his route-running ability on this touchdown catch.
He executed a nasty jerk route to the outside before coming open over the middle.
There wasn't much to this play, and it may have been more of a blown coverage than anything, but McDonald's acceleration and fluidity in and out of his breaks were noticeable.
On this play, McDonald showed off his abilities as a YAC slot receiver.
Upon catching the quick screen, he made a move to the sideline, then cut back inside to evade a Baylor defender.
He then dragged his would-be tackler a few yards to pick up the first down.
A nice display of his receiver-like lateral agility and power.
McDonald executed the flag route from the slot often during his time at Rice and, usually, it got him open.
On this play, he was found for a game-winning touchdown against Houston, convincingly beating the defensive back to the corner of the end zone.