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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Rolando McClain - Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ROLANDO MCCLAIN: Alabama, 6033 254 4.72. Junior entry. Three-year starter. Alabama’s defensive quarterback. Big inside linebacker that played in a 3-4 scheme but could play “Mike” in a 4-3. Understands the defense. Keeps leverage on the ball without over running the play on outside runs. Turns the play back inside. Plays square to the line of scrimmage and scrapes quickly to the off tackle holes. Quick recognition and reaction to run/pass. Nose for the ball. Reacts immediately to keys, play action, and misdirection. Good football aptitude. Calls the signals and makes the adjustments. Experience in man to man coverage. Can handle tight ends and backs in coverage. Can play the ball with timing and has the position to recover. Can blitz off the edge. Quick take off, use of hands, speed, quicks, and the ability to burst off the edge. Tough and hard nosed. Takes on the guard. Can see over the guard. Has good height. Passion for football. Good work ethic and communication skills. Did not work out at the Combine by his choice. First round. (A-33, H-9 3/8, BP-24, SS-4.45).