It's about time
Put Curry in for McClain and draft Teo for the other ILB draft a monster NT and finally step into the future with the 3-4 D!
Aaron Curry is a Much needed Improvement to the LB Core
But to your prior post - that some see Curry as a 'savior' - I certainly don't.
I see him as a probable improvement, albeit a tepid one, at best. I doubt Allen kept him on the shelf for this long if he was really going to be a massive upgrade.
I really thought McClain was the kind of player the Raiders needed - a good, solid starter who could be counted on to show up and play at a consistently high level. That didn't happen.
It's just another example of Al drafting a guy and putting him in a position to fail. It's clear now that RoMac was a 3-4 MLB in college and nothing else - he's not athletic enough to succeed as a 4-3 MLB in the NFL.
If the Raiders switch to a 3-4 defense next year -- and they have a few defensive linemen who could play 3-4 DE -- McClain would be worth keeping.
If not, he's not worth keeping around.