He’s healthy, but has decided that working out wasn’t in his best interests.
There are widely ranging opinions about McClain, who is projected to go anywhere from the twelfth overall pick to the Dolphins to the start of the second round. McClain may not fit well on a 4-3 defense. In fact, McClain said he’d be more comfortable as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
(Pittsburgh at No. 18 is one fit that makes a lot of sense.)
McClain wasn’t the only inside linebacker to forgo running. Brandon Spikes of Florida was also expected to sit out the forty-yard dash.
UPDATE: Despite McClain saying he was healthy, McClain’s agent texted Mike Mayock of NFL Network to say that he’s been getting treatment on his hamstring and hopes to be ready for his Pro Day.