I'm only half joking. No reason why we can't move P Willy around to the outside if we have McClain doing a great job holding down the center on long passing downs. I mean, I hope we get someone other than McClain but we might end up with him. He looks like a real solid middle linebacker. Why not have Willis screaming towards the QBs blind side? The guy runs like a receiver!
Originally posted by miked1978: McClain's a good pass rusher himself. We'd truly have 4 linebackers that could rush thus causing mass confusion for the opposing teams OL. If McClain is there we should take a hard look.
I could see him falling. I caught most of Alabama's games this season and I just didn't see the pursuit skills that previous 1st rounders had. Guys like Willis and Mayo have DB-like speed and quickness. Articles have said that McClain will run around a 4.5-4.55, but he doesn't seem to play that fast. He has excellent size for a TED/ILB, but many scouts are expressing concerns about his ability to take/shed blockers. While he may have all the intangibles that teams crave, I'm not on the bandwagon and I think there will better players on the board when we pick.
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