The Oakland Raiders have selected Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft.
The Raiders came into the draft looking to improve their offensive line and run defense. With two offensive tackles already off the board, Oakland went for the best inside linebacker with its first pick.
McClain played a key role in helping Alabama win the national championship last season. The Raiders hope he can have as big an impact in Oakland. The Raiders finished 29th in run defense last season, allowing 155.5 yards per game.