Brit saying he'd seen enough from McBride to "see" he was going to be a good player does not equate any statistical or logical proof that this was or is the case. Early in this thread was your typical blame Kyler for everything approach.
Any old hack can look at a stat sheet and say "This guys good, he has stats".
His physical talent was obvious both from college and his early games for us. Which was why I had no concerns about him long term. Talent will always win out.
You can argue we shouldn't have drafted a tight end and I agree. I said so at the time. But in regards to McBride himself I never had any concerns he would be worth the pick long term.