This guy is actually not that good. I can't believe I'm saying this but I would rather have Blackburn than McClain.
Let me pose this question... how does everyone know how good McClain is or isn't?
I find it hard enough to keep up with the NFC East let alone the NFC. I never see the Raiders play nor have the time to watch every team play on Rewind.
I dont see what we have to lose by grabbing the guy? Why not try anyway?
The negative to drafting players out of Alabama: Everyone around them is good, they cover up each others mistakes.
Apparently, he's not half bad against the run when the defense allows him to find the ballcarrier without too much traffic to deal with but he was so bad against the pass that the Raiders pulled him for rookie Miles Burris on obvious passing situations. If he somehow isn't claimed by another team in the waiver process (which I doubt), I'd be all for bringing him onto the team next offseason at a vet min contract to see if he's still a salvageable player.
I'm down. Wouldn't hurt to see if he could contribute. I remember these boards begging for us to draft him.
Close or you hit the bricks