2010 NFL Draft: Rolando McClain Fits Jacksonville Jaguars’ Redesign

March 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Most speculation in the weeks leading up to April's 2010 NFL Draft will revolve around value boards and teams' needs, with analysts ranking prospects in search of the "best player available" and probing holes in depth charts for clues.
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, though, one of their best options with the draft's 10th overall pick—Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain—might not fit either of those methods, despite having a consensus first-round grade.
Firstly, McClain doesn't have much positional value. Just ask James Laurinaitis or Rey Maualuga, accomplished collegians and two of last year's top-ranked middle linebackers who slid into the second round, passed over for a slew of down linemen and offensive weapons.
Even Aaron Curry, perhaps 2009's most promising prospect, fell a few spots to the Seattle Seahawks' fourth overall pick. By and large, teams aren't fighting over players who don't impact the passing game on every down anymore.
At 6'3" and 254 po...

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