Life After Rolando McClain: Reviewing the New York Giants’ Draft

April 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL draft is one of the most schizophrenic times of the year for fans. One round they love the pick their team made. The next they’re convinced the front office has absolutely no idea what’s going on.
On top of that, for some reason or another fans become attached to players before the draft even begins, with the hopes that their team will select them. 
This is exactly what happened to me with Rolando McClain in this past year’s draft.
After watching the Giants turn in one of the most embarrassing performances in their storied history during the end of the 2009 season, it was obvious that defense was the number one concern heading into the draft. 
Making matters worse, the Giants had a gaping hole at middle linebacker after releasing veteran Antonio Pierce earlier in the off season. 
Enter my pre-draft infatuation with the best middle linebacker available, Rolando McClain. Not only was he the unque...

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