• • • Declared Underclassmen • • • 2015 Senior Bowl Preview • • • • • • NFL Games: • • • Seattle 20 Atlanta 36 (FINAL) • • • Houston 16 New England 34 (FINAL) • • • Green Bay 34 Dallas 31 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Pittsburgh 18 Kansas City 16 (FINAL) • • • • • • • • • NCAA Games: • • • New Mexico 23 UT San Antonio 20 (FINAL) • • • Houston 10 San Diego State 34 (FINAL) • • • Appalachian State 31 Toledo 28 (FINAL) • • • Arkansas State 31 UCF 13 (FINAL) • • • Southern Mississippi 28 Louisiana Lafayette 21 (FINAL) • • • Central Michigan 10 Tulsa 55 (FINAL) • • • Memphis 31 Western Kentucky 51 (FINAL) • • • BYU 24 Wyoming 21 (FINAL) • • • Idaho 61 Colorado State 50 (FINAL) • • • Eastern Michigan 20 Old Dominion 24 (FINAL) • • • Louisiana Tech 48 Navy 45 (FINAL) • • • Ohio 23 Troy 28 (FINAL) • • • Hawai'i 52 Middle Tennessee 35 (FINAL) • • • Miami (OH) 16 Mississippi State 17 (FINAL) • • • Maryland 30 Boston College 36 (FINAL) • • • NC State 41 Vanderbilt 17 (FINAL) • • • Army 38 North Texas 31 (FINAL - OT) • • • Temple 26 Wake Forest 34 (FINAL) • • • Minnesota 17 Washington State 12 (FINAL) • • • Boise State 12 Baylor 31 (FINAL) • • • Pittsburgh 24 Northwestern 31 (FINAL) • • • West Virginia 14 Miami 31 (FINAL) • • • Indiana 24 Utah 26 (FINAL) • • • Texas A&M 28 Kansas State 33 (FINAL) • • • South Florida 46 South Carolina 39 (FINAL - OT) • • • Arkansas 24 Virginia Tech 35 (FINAL) • • • Oklahoma State 38 Colorado 8 (FINAL) • • • Georgia 31 TCU 23 (FINAL) • • • Stanford 25 North Carolina 23 (FINAL) • • • Nebraska 24 Tennessee 38 (FINAL) • • • South Alabama 21 Air Force 45 (FINAL) • • • Michigan 32 Florida State 33 (FINAL) • • • LSU 29 Louisville 9 (FINAL) • • • Georgia Tech 33 Kentucky 18 (FINAL) • • • Washington 7 Alabama 24 (FINAL) • • • Ohio State 0 Clemson 31 (FINAL) • • • Western Michigan 16 Wisconsin 24 (FINAL) • • • Florida 30 Iowa 3 (FINAL) • • • USC 52 Penn State 49 (FINAL) • • • Auburn 19 Oklahoma 35 (FINAL) • • • Clemson 35 Alabama 31 (FINAL) • • • • • •
Rolando McClain

Rolando McClain
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Inside Linebacker

Alabama


College Position: Inside Linebacker
School: Alabama
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-4
Weight: 255
Birthdate:
Draft Projection: Top 10
Overall Rank: 6
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Inside Linebacker (1)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Oakland Raiders in Round 1 with the #8 pick.

Strengths

  • Highest football IQ of any player at any position in the draft. McClain makes adjustments at the line of scrimmage and does an excellent job of communicating. Most teams drafting in the top 10 are craving this type of leadership.
  • A big hitter in pass defense
  • Hard to block when blitzing. Not only a big target, but also has a great understanding of how to time a blitz
  • Runs through ballcarriers and rarely misses a tackle
 

Weaknesses

  • This is a unique weakness: Can McClain play in a 4-3? Spent entire college career in a 3-4 and might be too big to play 4-3 MLB
  • Must improve sideline to sideline quickness
  • Not as consistent as you would expect from a top player

News

2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
2010 Pre-Season All Defensive Rookie Team - Aug 22 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE Pre-Season All-Rookie Team - Defense - May 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: AFC West - May 9 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC East - Apr 29 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Winners, Losers and More Through Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: 10 Can't-Miss Prospects - Apr 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams - Apr 15 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Late Round Sleepers - Inside Linebacker - Apr 12 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Pro Day Re-Cap: March 3rd - March 12th - Mar 13 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: BCS National Title Championship Game - Jan 7 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Alamo Bowl - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
Feeling a Draft: Sam Bradford at a Crossroads - Oct 20 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Ndamukong Suh a Candidate for #1 Overall? - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 LB Prospects - Jul 27 (Dan Wernery)

Mock Draft Results

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