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Name: *Rolando McClain 
College: Alabama     Number: 25
Height: 6-3   Weight: 254
Position: ILB  Pos2: OLB
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2010

40 Low: 4.58
   40 Time: 4.68
  40 High: 4.79
Projected Round: 1  Stock:   High: Early1  Low: Late1
Rated number 1 out of 124 ILB's     11 / 1990 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6033
Weight: 254
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 24
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
No workout, choice

Dates: 03/10/10 03/23/10 03/30/10
Height: 6033
Weight: 254
40 Yrd Dash: 4.68
20 Yrd Dash: 2.72
10 Yrd Dash: 1.62
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 09'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.38
3-Cone Drill: 7.16

   40 Time Range: 4.67-4.76
 Data Scout Notes: AP1st/WCamp1st/DPOY/1stC/1stM/APDPOY/LambertWinner/AFCA/LottFinalist/ButkusFinalist/PButkus/PLombardi/PNagurski/PBednarik/P1stM/P1stC/1stC/1stM

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
08/16/15 - LB Rolando McClain could miss the entire preseason as the Cowboys slowly rehab him from offseason knee surgery. The Cowboys are taking their time because they can. If defensive end Greg Hardy was eligible to play in the season opener Sept. 13 against the Giants, he could play in Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' mind. But Hardy will be sidelined for the first four games because of an NFL suspension. So the Cowboys are bringing him along slowly in camp. He remains on the physically unable to perform list but is rehabbing daily. "His health is at a situation that we could have him ready to play against the Giants," Jones said. "I think he's working toward that and conducting his conditioning and conducting his rehab as though he could play if he were eligible." Asked if McClain needed to play in the preseason, Jones said: "I don't think that's necessary, not in his case. We know what he can do. That has not been diminished in terms physically what he's able to do. Then you say, ‘Well, why do you have preseason?' "In his case, just really get in good shape, get a plan in shape so he can be mentally prepared when we start having him in meetings in regular season when he comes back."
08/10/15 - LB Rolando McClain is making progress. He is going through rehab exercises with an oxygen depravation mask, but there is no timetable for his return. And he remains in the physically unable perform list because of off season knee surgery. "The big thing with him is the conditioning part, then putting your cleats on and doing the on the field work," coach Jason Garrett said. "He hasn't practiced, didn't really practice very much throughout the offseason, hasn't practiced up to this point in camp, but we do think he's making progress.
07/30/15 - LB Rolando McClain (knee) failed his physical with the Cowboys Thursday (July 30) and opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list. He still counts against the 90-man roster.
07/06/15 - LB Rolando McClain has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the policy on substances of abuse. McClain missed voluntary OTA workouts this spring while rehabbing a knee injury before reporting to the Cowboys for minicamp. He came to Dallas last July in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens and finished the 2014 season with 108 tackles despite missing four games. The 25-year-old McClain will be eligible to return to the active roster after a Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints. "I apologize to my family, the Cowboys organization, my teammates and Cowboys fans for my mistake," McClain said in a statement. "I will not break the rules of my profession in the future, and I regret my error. I look forward to returning to the field on Week 5, when I hope to help my team beat the Patriots."
06/16/15 - LB Rolando McClain showed up for the mandatory minicamp after missing the OTAs while he was in Alabama rehabbing from offseason knee surgery. McClain would have been fined if he had not reported for minicamp. The Cowboys are still being cautious with his knee. He did some light walk-through stuff, but did not do any team or individual drills. Garrett also expressed optimism that McClain will be a full-go when training camp starts late next month in Oxnard, Calif. "I don't want to make any projections," Garrett said, "but certainly he's made a lot of progress and we feel good about where he is." Garrett believes McClain will build on last season's campaign when he returned to the game after sitting out the 2013 season. McClain played in 13 regular-season games for the Cowboys, racking up 108 tackles with nine tackles for loss, five quarterback pressures and five passes defensed. "We tried to create an environment for him to come be his best," Garrett said. "And I think he just embraced the opportunity. He was at the right place in his life to focus on football again."
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