Raiders take Bama's McClain with 8th overall pick

By: AP
By: AP

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have selected Alabama
linebacker Rolando McClain with the eighth overall pick in the NFL
draft.

The Raiders came into the draft looking to improve their
offensive line and run defense. With two offensive tackles already
off the board, Oakland went for the best inside linebacker with its
first pick.

McClain played a key role in helping Alabama win the national
championship last season. The Raiders hope he can have as big an
impact in Oakland. The Raiders finished 29th in run defense last
season, allowing 155.5 yards per game.

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