2010 NFL Draft: Rolando McClain at No. 12 Would Be a Steal for Miami Dolphins

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay of ESPN both have the Miami Dolphins selecting Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain with the 12th overall pick in the draft. If he's there on draft day, the Dolphins can't possibly pass on an opportunity like that.
McClain has drawn comparisons to Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens and Patrick Willis of the San Fransisco 49ers. He was the "Mike" linebacker for the Crimson Tide since he was a freshman, and last season recorded 105 tackles with four sacks and two interceptions. Scouts Inc. gave him a grade of 95, tops for his position.
The guy is a tackling machine who dominates against the run. His instincts and recognition are elite, and at 6'3" 245 lbs, McClain packs a powerful punch. When he makes contact, he explodes into his opponent and makes them think twice about coming at him the next time around.
There are few opportunities to draft specimens like him. Linebackers of McClain's quality don't come around often and the chances of actual...

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