Once again, the Raiders made a surprising first round pick.
But this time around, it looks like a good one.
Instead of swinging for the fences, the Raiders took one of the safest picks in the draft in Alabama linebacker Rolondo McClain. Oakland badly needs help with their rush defense, so it fills an immediate need.
McClain, known for his leadership and instincts can play inside in a 3-4 defense and at middle linebacker in a 4-3. The Raiders may show more multiple looks this year.
Kirk Morrison may not be long for Oakland now.