Things I Think I Think

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May 02, 2010

1 I think no one's sure if Rolando McClain(below), selected by Oakland as the eighth overall pick in last week's draft, is a three-down linebacker (several teams don't think he's fluid enough to cover backs and tight ends), but everyone knows he's a great leader and sideline-to-sideline playmaker. Plus, for the Raiders to get a fabulous athlete like Bruce Campbell at 106—that's the right place to take a boom-or-bust pick. Good weekend for Oakland.

2 I think I love what Bill Belichick did at tight end over the last five weeks: signing free agent Alge Crumpler (maybe a one-year bit of glue), then drafting Rob Gronkowski at 42 and Aaron Hernandez at 113. Hernandez was thievery. I think he looks like a bona fide NFL tight end right now.

3 I think the Chargers paid too much (two picks in the top 40) for Ryan Matthews, a productive but not explosive running back as the 12th pick. We'll see.

PHOTOGARY BOGDON (MCCLAIN)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)