2004 (Freshman): Played in 11 games … Notched 11 tackles and recovered one fumble … Tied for fourth on the team with six special teams tackles … Played on the punt protection and punt return teams … At Buffalo and against Rutgers, tallied a career-high three tackles … At West Virginia and Boston College, had one tackle … Against Connecticut, recorded the first fumble recovery of his career and two solo tackles … Recorded one tackle against Georgia Tech in the Champs Sports Bowl ... Played primarily on special teams this season.
Personal: Born July 25, 1985 … Son of Barbara Flood and Ralph McClain … Four brothers and one sister … Recruited by assistant coach Chris White … Majoring in communications and rhetorical studies.
High School: SuperPrep All-Region and the No. 26-rated player in Pennsylvania … Rivals 100 Pennsylvania 30 … All-Southeastern Pennsylvania … Recorded 111 tackles, three sacks, forced four fumbles, and had five fumble recoveries as a captain in his senior season … Recorded 230 tackles, 22 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and 13 fumble recoveries in his career … Team’s defensive MVP … All-conference, all-area, all–Northeast, all-state and Big 33 Game nominee as a senior … Teammate of fellow SU recruit Kyle Bell at George Washington
The good: Versatile senior defender is a good athlete who has performed well playing as an end and as a linebacker. He is one of the more versatile defenders in this class. He has a quick first step that allows him to gain an advantage and use his agility and good functional strength to win matchups. He is a physical hitter who can finish strong. He may be best-suited to play inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense where his size, strength and instincts could earn him a starting role in time. He gives good effort as a pass rusher with the combination of quickness and power to be effective in that role. The bad: Lacks great range and change-of-direction skills. He has marginal pass coverage skills, instincts and speed and does not always break down well when tackling in space. He has only marginal speed to get outside and make plays at the sidelines or in the open field. Outlook: McLain has the athletic ability and big-play capability to be a factor as a pass rusher. Good late pick with talent to surprise and become a quality role performer and tough special teams player. Likely fourth or fifth round selection.
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