"Smooth, adept runner after the catch with vice hands. The rub is that he lacks explosiveness and isn't exactly a monster of a blocker."
Smooth, athletic receiving TE with stick hands and an angry streak. Threatens the seam with solid speed. Adept runner after the catch has deceptive open field breakaway ability.
Ball skills are a plus and he rarely drops catchable passes. Effective route runner with deceptiveness. Puts in work as a blocker with experience inline and in space.
McBride was the clear number 1 receiver at CSU and dominated with the ball in his hands. If he's able to carry that playmaking into the league he'll be more a Delanie Walker type than another Austin Hooper.
Doesn't fire off the line and lacks quickness in and out of his breaks. Isn't a killer inline as a blocker and takes his share of L's in pass pro and the running game.
McBride is an athletic, versatile TE with the ability to be effective at the los and out wide as a receiver. He's deceptively fast and has good talent as a runner in space. He's a reliable hands guy that can consistently win in a crowd.
While he's got solid speed he's not especially quick or explosive and can be lethargic in and out of his breaks. He's a capable blocker for a receiving TE but he's not pancaking many guys out there.