At least that is what he’s said so far.
Linebacker Rolando McClain, the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, is saying and doing all of the right things at this point. “I’m not looking to sit out,” McClain told the Decatur Daily. He stressed that to be an effective member of the team, he needs to be in camp and participate in OTAs.
I’m impressed. Maybe McClain has a good head on his shoulders… or maybe he just knows that the Raiders’ GM/Owner Al Davis is bat-shit crazy and likes to grossly overpay his draft picks. You don’t have to go any further than last year to confirm this. If that is the case, he has nothing to worry about.
No draft picks from the first two rounds have been signed yet. Pick #75 (11th pick in 3rd round) is the highest pick signed so far.
Why do we care so much about a signing that may not happen for another few months? Because of the latest TMR Zoo featured contest: The First Picked/Last Signed Contest.
The First Picked/Last Signed Contest is unlike any other contest you’ve entered before. Entrants are given the opportunity to predict who will be the very last first-round draft pick from the 2010 class to sign with the team that drafted him. Once you have made your choice, you could call it a day and wait until there is only one first rounder unsigned… OR, you can come back tomorrow, and every day up until all but one of the first round draft picks are under contract, and submit your entry again.
That is correct, you can enter EVERY day until there is only one unsigned draft pick remaining. How you wish to enter the contest is your choice. If you think you know exactly who will be the biggest pain in the ass, you can stack the deck and pick the same player every day during the entry period, or you can can try every player still unsigned each day until the end date. Once there is only one unsigned draft pick remaining, we will pull all of the correct entries out of the pool and select an entry at random as the winner. The strategy is yours to decide.
What do I get when I win the First Picked/Last Signed Contest? The DVD 5-Pack shown below:
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Quantum of Solace: 2-Disc Special Edition, Surrogates, X-Men Origins – Wolverine: 2-Disc Special Edition w/ Digital Copy and Tenure. On top of that, the winner will have his or her choice of ANY prize up for grabs at the TMR Zoo at the time the contest ends.
Once a first round player is signed, we will scratch him from the entry list and limit the field. Keep checking the home or sports page for regular updates on draft pick contract signings.