BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter the past two seasons, primarily lining up at defensive end. Senior totals included 74/6/1.5, intercepting one pass and breaking up three more. Junior numbers included 69/14.5/9.5 when he was awarded all-Conference honors.
POSITIVES: Smart, hard-working defender best making plays in the box or up the field. Takes good angles to the action, fluid scraping laterally and quickly locates the ball. Smooth changing direction, plays with good pad level and displays a closing burst of speed. Fast out to the flanks and makes plays in backside pursuit. Hustles and works hard.
NEGATIVES: Easily pushed from his angle of attack or blocked from the action. Struggles making plays in reverse and displays average skills in space.
ANALYSIS: McClain lacks top size/speed numbers yet possesses the instincts and competitive nature to be used as a backup inside linebacker for a 34 alignment.