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Jeremy Maclin
SELECTED BY: Eagles Round 1 (19)
SI Grade
4.19
Position: Class:
Sophomore
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
Jun-00, 198
40 Time:
4.42

BIOGRAPHY: "Two-year starter awarded all-Conference and all-America honors as both a receiver and return specialist since his freshman season. Led Missouri in receiving last year, posting 102/1,260/13. Also averaged 11.7-yards on 23 punt returns with one score and 24-yards on 42 kick returns with a touchdown. Led the nation in all-purpose yardage in 2008, averaging 202.36 yards per game. Freshman totals included 80/1,055/9 as a receiver, with an average of 12.3-yards on 25 punt returns and two more scores. Also averaged 24.2-yards on 43 kick returns, bringing one back into the endzone."

POSITIVES: "Explosive, playmaking prospect who is a threat to score whenever he handles the ball. Plays much faster than his 40 time, can turn it on in one step, and runs away from defenders. Dangerous in the open field, and displays elusiveness as well as speed. Quickly gets off the line into routes, easily adjusts to the errant throw, and makes the reception in stride. Plays with good balance, body control, and uses his frame to shield away defenders. Gets vertical and extends to make the reception away from his frame, displaying good eye/hand coordination. Cannot be caught in the open field, and he strikes fear in opponents."

NEGATIVES: "Not a strong receiver, and struggles in battles with opponents. May have difficulty handling the jam at the next level. Posted disappointing 40 times at the combine."

ANALYSIS: "Maclin is a game-impacting skill player who could help a team in a variety of ways. He possesses solid receiving skills, and at the same time, he is dangerous returning punts or kicks. Maclin offers a tremendous amount of upside potential, and he will see immediate action on special teams as a rookie in the NFL while he develops into a number one receiver."

PROJECTION: First Round

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