Thursday, June 19, 2014

Former UConn DB continues to impress

Among the UConn alums in the NFL there may not be a better story than that of Robert McClain.

Taken by Carolina in the seventh round in the 2010 draft, McClain managed a total of 16 tackles in 16 games as a rookie before being let go. He went into camp with Jacksonville the following year but was cut once again. When the Atlanta Falcons signed him, few expected him to be little more than training-camp fodder or perhaps a special-teams performer.

Instead, McClain started nine games over the last two seasons as he recorded 126 tackles and broke up 15 passes. Well, he is continuing to impress folks down in Atlanta.

In a blog posted on the Falcons' official site McClain was named the "Standout of Day 3" as blogger Jay Adams wrote "he truly put together a strong veteran minicamp."



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