Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain’s Pro Day got off to a fine start with an expected time in the forty.
He didn’t finish his drills, however, after getting ill. After the workout, he disclosed he has fought Crohn’s Disease since his
freshman year in high school. It’s treated through medication.
We’re amazed this information wasn’t out already, but it clearly hasn’t prevented McClain from producing. David Garrard was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease during his career and it hasn’t slowed him down.
Still, we wonder if this will cause teams to look at McClain any differently – positively or negatively. Perhaps the biggest knock on McClain is his inconsistent motor and effort.
Maybe his Crohn’s plays into that, maybe it doesn’t. It’s just one more piece to the puzzle for teams to figure out by April’s draft.