Sunday, January 3, 2010
McClain, Jackson expected to turn pro
By ESPN.com staff
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Linebacker Rolando McClain isn't the only Alabama junior who's expected to declare for early entry into the NFL draft.
The latest buzz among people close to the situation is that junior cornerback Kareem Jackson will also likely come out.
McClain is a probable top 15 pick. He said Sunday that he has submitted his paperwork to the NFL draft advisory committee, but said he was unaware of what kind of projection he received.
"That's not my focus. We'll deal with it after the game," McClain said.
It had already been reported that Jackson submited his paperwork. He's not a first-rounder, but could go in the second or third rounds. Jackson started all 13 games this season and was second on the team with 12 pass breakups.