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T.J. McDonald - NFL Draft Profile

TeamSt. Louis (BUF)
Round3
Selection9 (71 overall)
PositionFS
SchoolUSC
YearSR
Born9/26/1991
Height6-3
Weight205
High SchoolEdison (Fresno, California)
Two-time Second Team All-Pac-12 selection (2010, 2012)...First Team All-Pac-12 pick in 2011...Played a hybrid safety/outside linebacker position as a senior, racking up 112 tackles, 6.5 TFL, a sack, two interceptions and a blocked kick...Combined for 156 tackles and six picks during the 2010 and 2011 seasons...One of the top safeties at the NFL Combine with 19 bench press reps, a 40-inch vertical leap, and a 131-inch broad jump...Punishing tackler...Physical both in the open field and in the box against therun...Above-average ball skills and impressive length...Coverage ability in question, especially considering his move closer to the line of scrimmage in 2012...Lack of recovery speed will leave him vulnerable in man-to-man...Son of former 49ers' Pro Bowl safety Tim McDonald.


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