The Oakland Raiders announced on Thursday that they have signed their top draft pick, Rolando…
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I am not usually one for outlandish claims or bold predictions, but I just might have to break from the norm for this article. Rolando McClain will be the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010. You can blame it on Head Coach Tom Cable and his inability to say anything disparaging about his new first round pick. So far, all the talk has been about how smart the guy is, how hard of a worker he is on and off the field, and his willingness to be a leader in the locker room despite his youth. Like a proud father gushing to friends and strangers alike about his first born, Tom Cable is finding it hard to control his enthusiasm over the kid in the middle, Rolando. But can you blame him? Cable is now entering what is essentially his third year as head coach, second to start a season. Since he took the job during the 2008 season, he hasn't really had the privilege of having his first round rookie ready to go from the get-go. Darren McFadden has shown brief flashes, but injuries and...
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