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Alabama LB Rolando McClain Declares for the NFL Draft

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Yes, it's a little early for draft talk but this is a player I imagine will be talked about quite often at One Arrowhead Drive over the next three months.

Rolando McClain is an inside linebacker that will likely be selected in the top ten, possibly even top five if the Kansas City Chiefs are inclined to take a closer look.

He's an "admitted film junkie" and called the smartest player Nick Saban's ever coached. This ESPN article delves into a little more detail on his film-watching habits.

"Now, I watch film instead of watching TV," McClain said.

"McClain knows the Alabama defense inside and out. In fact, he knows the responsibilities of every player on the field. He made up his mind following his freshman season that he was going to do everything he could to help take his game to the next level."

He's been calling plays since he was a freshman.

He definitely appears to fit the mold of the "right 53" and I suspect he'll become a major part of the discussion. When Chiefs GM Pioli was last with the Patriots in 2008, they drafted a linebacker (Jerod Mayo) 10th overall.

(H/T The Face Of The Franchise)