Rolando McClain: A First Round Pick Raider Nation Can Embrace…Finally!

April 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"...the Oakland Raiders select, Rolando McClain-ILB, University of Alabama."
"Oh thank God!" I uttered to myself! I was so worried that I was going to hear Bruce Campbell, Jason Pierre-Paul, or Taylor Mays!
The breeze you felt immediately following the pick was a collective sigh of relief from Raider Nation!
It appears that Al Davis has finally given Raider Nation something to rejoice about in the first round of the NFL draft—unlike previous years when the sales of antacids and heart-burn medication skyrocketed in Oakland moments after the Raider's first round selection was announced.
I know that I have been critical of McClain in recent weeks, citing a couple of videos I saw of him taking plays off, merely jogging in pursuit, and taking some bad angles. All of this is true, but it is also correctable.
One day of getting called out by veterans like Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly, plus getting chewed up and spit out by coach Tom Cable and defensive coordi...

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