Originally Posted by nobodyinparticular
You realize Rolando McClain was considered a coach on the field when he was coming out, right? McClain was EXACTLY what Te'o is, except better. Bigger, taller, longer. Leadership and maturity beyond his years--in spades.
But speed. Speed speed speed. That was always my big concern with McClain, he looked slow in college. Teo is much faster than McClain.
McClain didn't dispell his speed issues either by ditching the combine and running a poor 40 on his pro day.
Lack of speed is the death of any defender who wants a career in the NFL.