Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain announced to the college football world on Monday that he would be entering the 2010 NFL Draft. Most likely as Coach Saban put it, he would be entering the Draft as a first-round pick. He's a hot player that any team would kill for. This playing style to me, is that of an NFL linebacker, and he's got the guns to prove it.
To give everyone a little history about Rolando McClain, he rose to be a potent leader, even as a freshman, for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football program. His toughness caught the eye of Coach Nick Saban and his staff and McClain was soon starting as a linebacker. Everyone soon learned that his skill and talent was no mystery. In his junior year he helped lead Alabama to their thirteenth BCS National Championship win against the Texas Longhorns. Without him there would have been a severe gap in the Alabama defensive side.
Being a long time Packer fan, I think this young man will be one of few certain stars in the NFL. Rolando McClain has proven that nothing can stop him, and praise from Nick Saban for entering the Draft as a junior is hard to come by. McClain would be a major player I feel, on the Packers' defensive side. Green Bay has a very talented team led by Aaron Rodgers.
Rolando would definitely be a player that Green Bay would need to consider if they want to beef up their defense and make it through the playoffs next year. With their loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the first game of the NFL post-season, their defensive staff might need to look at a few candidates that seem ready to take on the task of playing against some of the best teams in the league.