Rolando Mcclain Scouting Report
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Rolando Mcclain Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: SEC
School: Alabama Crimson Tide
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #25
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 256 lbs.
Drafted 1.8 in 2010 by OAK

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Rolando Mcclain, ILB, Alabama

McClain was a consistent force for Alabama ever since arriving on campus in 2007. He played in all 13 games as a freshman, and started eight before really exploding into prominence as a sophomore. McClain led the team with 95 tackles in 2008 and was a finalist for the Butkus Award (given to the nation's best linebacker). He did even better last season, winning the Butkus Award after leading National Champion Alabama with 105 tackles (14.5 for loss) while also recording four sacks and two interceptions. He was generally considered to have been "the best player on the best team" in college football. The Atlanta, GA product was well-respected as one of the biggest hitters and most feared defenders at the college level, and why not? McClain stands in at 6'4' and 256 pounds and he reportedly runs a 4.6 in the 40-year-dash. That's a scary combination of size and speed to say the least. He has had some minor off-the-field problems in the past, but nothing that has developed into a major red flag or any kind of cause for real concern. Plus, he is an Honor Roll student in the classroom and he earned rave reviews from Alabama coaches regarding his work at spring practices. McClain, as expected, declared for the 2010 NFL Draft following his standout senior campaign. He did not run the 40 at the combine, but he will at Alabama's pro day. Unless he runs a lot slower than people think, McClain is a lock for the first round and will almost certainly be the first linebacker off the board. A Top 10 selection would come as no surprise whatsoever.

Last Updated Feb-28-2010 by Ricky Dimon

11 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

He's the top inside linebacker in the draft, a million times better than that Spikes guy! Top 15 talent

Posted by:
sterling22 11/18/09 10:27 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

YEAH HE GOOD BUT I LIK MATTLET QB OUT OF AR WE NEED A ARM IN DENVER ORTON TO LIMITED OR SOMETHING HE IS NOT GOIN TO TAKE OUR TEAM TO THENEXT LEVEL

Posted by:
yusuf112 12/31/09 06:39 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Denver can get by w/ Orton. Defenses win championships and Denvers fell off outside of Dumerville. Kinda a deep QB draft.

Posted by:
flock53 01/01/10 12:09 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

3 words NEW YORK GIANTS with the #15 pick they might be able to snagg him but they would be more than willing to trade up for him

Posted by:
destroyer12211221 01/05/10 04:36 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Goes to the dolphins with the 12th pick. Gonna be better than Urlacher.

Posted by:
dolfan420 01/21/10 04:17 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

this guy is a ray lewis with the mind of a brian urlacher...scary? yes i believe...he wont be to far from the top five if he doesnt go there he is top five talent but nobody there needs an ilb but...he will not go lower than 15...i wish he would go to the saints who dat!!!

Posted by:
youngsmallz985 01/24/10 01:39 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

McClain is from Decatur, AL, not Atlanta.

Posted by:
keithdhodges 01/26/10 01:37 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

the dolphins will pick him up at 12. but brandon spikes out of florida is not that far behind him.

Posted by:
mrnipples 01/30/10 04:35 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Get real nipples! Spikes could be a bust! McClain will be a perrenial pro bowler! You got eyes?

Posted by:
B atch 02/16/10 12:14 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

We all know this draft is very deep but if MIa. gets this dude at 12 its an absolute steal as far as Im concerned!! I hope they do dont get me wrong Im just sayin how deep the draft is and how good this guy is and is going to be in the NfL.....I hope he has good luck during his career and ends up winning a ring one day. I really dig how this guy plays on the field and he (for those that dont know) is a very very loud vocal leader on the field which is hard to find and the Dolphins need that with Porter being gone...... Really hope they get him! i think he fits in perfect and is a Parcells kind of guy with his hard work, blue collar style!

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detlions76 03/08/10 09:15 AM

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