Alabama LB Rolando McClain said on Tuesday the he suffers from Crohn’s Disease, an intestinal affliction that he controls with medication.
McClain made the announcement at the Alabama Pro-Day workout, where he ran the 40-yard dash (right) in 4.6 seconds, but then became ill when running other agility drills.
Whether this has an effect on how he’s viewed by teams β like the Chiefs β in next month’s NFL Draft remains to be seen. But McClain said he has dealt with Crohn’s since his freshman year in high school. If that’s the case, then it should not be a concern to teams because of how McClain played during his college career with the Crimson Tide.
He’s considered a top half of the first-round draft choice and certainly should be someone the Chiefs will consider at the No. 5 pick, although that may be too high for McClain.
McClain also revealed that he played most of the last month of the season with a hamstring injury that was never revealed, even to his teammates.