McClain was not used as much of a rushing threat during his career, as he has just 37 carries in his career. He was utilized quite a bit as a receiver though. As a sophomore in 2004, he caught eight passes for 55 yards and three touchdowns. As a junior, he hauled in 18 balls for 140 yards and two touchdowns. In 2006, McClain had 19 receptions for 166 yards and three touchdowns.
McClain is a built like a tank. He isn’t really short, but he has a massive frame, topping 260 pounds. He is a load to bring down in short yardage situations because of his girth and power. As a blocker, he shows the ability to pick up a defender and seal off the hole for his RB. McClain’s best asset is his ability out of the backfield as a receiver. He shows soft hands and could provide quite a boost as a outlet receiver.
Although he is tough to bring down, he is not a great rushing threat. He lacks the speed and quickness to hit a hole, and in the NFL, will not be able to just steamroll defenders to pick up the yardage.
McClain is a solid fullback prospect. He doesn’t have very good agility or speed, but he is a load and has excellent hands out of the backfield. He’s only a day two prospect, but he could provide a role as a receiver and blocker in the NFL.