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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Linebacker Rolando McClain: A physical force and a natural leader on a defense that has ranked 29th, 31st and 31st over the past three years. A common sense pick at No. 8 overall to address a major weakness.
A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 1/8 -- Rolando McClain, LB, 6-3, 254, Alabama, With tackles Trent Williams and Russell Okung off the board, the Raiders made McClain the highest selected linebacker in franchise history. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout *Rolando McClain News
10/02/14 - LB Rolando McClain practiced full Wednesday for the first time since injuring his groin against the Titans. He missed the game against the Rams the following week and had a limited role against the Saints last Sunday. He will certainly get more action against a run oriented Texans team this week. Also look for him play in the nickel defense with linebacker Bruce Carter out with a strained quad.
09/25/14 - LB Rolando McClain has yet to practice since suffering a groin injury against the Titans two weeks ago and is expected to miss his second straight game.
09/24/14 - LB Rolando McClain (groin) remains sidelined with a groin injury and is likely to miss his second straight game after leading the team in tackles the first two weeks
09/19/14 - LB Rolando McClain (groin) is doutbful for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.
09/18/14 - LB Rolando McClain missed practice with a groin injury for the second straight day and is questionable for the Rams game. He will need to do something Friday or Saturday to be cleared to play. McClain leads the Cowboys in tackles with 22.