Raekwon McMillan is an intimidating run stuffer
Another big hitting linebacker who dominates against the run is for Ohio State Buckeye Raekwon McMillan. He’s not as fast as Foster, but he is a potential long term answer at inside linebacker for the Cardinals.
McMillan is solidly built, and knows how to use his size and strength to his advantage. He sheds blockers competently, and manages to get into gaps to meet ball carriers head on. Once he’s there, he is a sure tackler, sure to bring the runner down. He doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, as he’s in possession of terrific instincts.
The passing game is McMillan’s weakness, and why he’s not in the discussion inside the first 20 picks. He doesn’t move as well laterally as he does when moving forward, and thus he can be beaten in coverage. This could keep him from being an every down linebacker as a professional.
If the Cardinals want to select McMillan, they’ll have to hope he slips to them in round two. Workouts can change things, but as of now, it looks like he’ll be picked late in round one, or early in round two. He might not be around long enough, but if he’s there, he could be selected.