Tag:Rolando McClain
Posted on: March 10, 2010 3:04 pm

Early results from Alabama Pro Day

I'm still waiting to get all of the results from Alabama's Pro Day, but I was sent Rolando McClain's 40-yard dash times and wanted to pass those along.

McClain, who measured in at 6-3, 254 pounds at the Combine, was clocked at 4.71 and 4.74 seconds in his two attempts at the 40-yard dash.

The times aren't so good as to improve McClain's stock, but considering that most teams feel he fits best as a 3-4 inside linebacker, the times are fine.

Cornerback Javier Arenas through his agent had informed scouts that he would not be able to perform today due to the pulled hamstring he'd suffered while at the Combine.

Also, I have been informed that Alabama, like Rutgers, offered their Pro Day live over the internet, as well.
Posted on: March 1, 2010 1:37 pm

ILB McClain, DE Morgan pull out of some drills

Alabama inside linebacker Rolando McClain did not run the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis today and will instead wait until his Pro Day, March 10.

Though he informed the media that he would not be working out, scouts were nonetheless disappointed by the Butkus-award winner's decision. While quarterbacks and other "skill" position players often elect to put off their workouts until their Pro Days, linebackers generally participate at the Combine. McClain did participate in the bench press, posting 24 repetitions, but it isn't his strength that teams are potentially concerned with -- its his speed.

Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan, on the other hand, elected not to participate in the bench press drill.

Morgan was one of the few highly touted prospects to not make it into the media room for interviews prior over the weekend. The NFL generally herds as many of the nearly 330 players into the media room as possible and does a good job of getting almost all of the first round prospects before reporters began leaving Sunday.

Because he was not interviewed and given a chance to explain why he wasn't working out at the Combine (or at least doing the bench press), I, for one, was surprised by the news that he wasn't participating. In an interview I conducted just two days before the Combine began, Morgan told me he was planning on working out in Indianapolis...
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