25-Year-Old Linebacker – Free Agent
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rolando McClain in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2013 ADP: –
Rolando McClain Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year deal with the Ravens in April of 2013.
McClain said that he is retiring from football, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Rolando McClain: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)McClain's rights still belong to the Ravens, who he signed for last offseason before deciding to retire mere months later to get his life in order. Now, apparently ready to play football again, McClain has successfully been re-admitted to the NFL's pool of players. However, following an awful workout with Baltimore earlier this week, it's likely McClain will be released by the team and hit the open market. The eighth overall pick in 2010, McClain is still just 24 years old, but with significant character concerns, any potential suitor would be wise to approach McClain with caution.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)McClain's rights still belong to the Baltimore Ravens, after the team signed him last offseason, only to watch the young linebacker "retire" a few months later. He took a year off to get his off-the-field life in order but is seemingly satisfied with his progress and ready to play again. While he never figures to justify his status as a former Top 10 pick, the 24-year-old McClain has all the raw tools to develop into a starting inside linebacker. Of course, whether he'll actually do so remains to be seen. With Daryl Smith slated to hit free agency, the Ravens could certainly use a cheap option at ILB.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Rolando McClain.
McClain has been a disappointment since the Raiders drafted him eighth overall in 2010, but at least he showed some signs of breaking out last season. His 99 tackles aren't impressive at a glance, but he was active in coverage (14 passes defended) and totaled 48 tackles (42 solo) and four sacks in the final six weeks of the season. McClain is on the hot seat entering his third year and has a promising defensive mind (new head coach Dennis Allen) calling the shots in Oakland, so 2012 might finally be the year McClain lives up to his talent – assuming he’s a free man. Shortly before press time, McClain was convicted of assault and battery and faces a 180-day prison sentence. He’s practicing with the team, pending appeal, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be available for the 2012 season and/or whether he’ll be suspended. As productive replacement linebackers are easy to find off the waiver wire, McClain is worth a late gamble so long as his case is unresolved.
After being selected eighth overall by the Raiders in last year’s draft, McClain was generally a disappointment, as he totaled just 85 tackles (59 solo) in 15 games. As weak as those numbers are, McClain pretty much has nowhere to go but up, and it’d be a huge disappointment if the former Alabama star failed to hit triple-digit tackles in each of his first two years in the league. Expect the Raiders to make a special effort to get more out of McClain in 2011.
Rookies tend not to be great IDP options, but in the average year there are typically one or two players — usually linebackers — who step right in and produce. McClain could be this year’s version of Brian Cushing or James Laurinaitis; a first-year player who starts from Week 1 and racks up 100-plus tackles. The Raiders had enough faith in McClain’s potential that they dealt incumbent starter Kirk Morrison to Jacksonville during the draft. McClain has good size at 6-4, 258, and should be able to consistently fight off blockers and get to ball carriers.