Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles
|WR - #23||68.63||PHI||Probable||6 years||26||6'0||198||@jmac_18|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-04-2014 by Rob Warner
COMEBACK CANDIDATE: Maclin (26 years old) is returning from a torn ACL, which kept him out for the entire 2013 season. From 2010-2012, he averaged 67 catches for 893 yards (61 YPG) and will take over the Eagles' No. 1 wideout with DJax in Washington. His first 80 catch, 1,000-yard season is a real possibility. He remains an injury concern though, but an increased role in an up-tempo Eagles' offense is worth the risk. Maclin has 26 touchdowns over four seasons and should be considered a solid WR2, provided he doesn't suffer any setbacks in training camp.
Editor's note: We here at FFToolbox project Maclin to really outperform his ADP (69.68 or a mid- to late sixth-round pick). With our current WR projecction/ranking at No. 18, this places Maclin ahead of guys like DeSean Jackson, Victor Cruz and Percy Harvin.
As good as the Eagles looked Thursday night against the Steelers, they came this close to two helpings of really bad news.
First, star running back LeSean McCoy left during the first quarter with a thumb injury. He had the digit X-rayed and came away with no broken bones or torn ligaments. It's just a sprain, and McCoy should be fine soon.
Later in the first half, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin went down in a heap while coming out of a route. He immediately grabbed his right knee, the same knee in which he tore his ACL last year. However, after a minute or two, Maclin walked off the field under his own power and actually re-entered the game on the next drive, catching a pass on its first play.
McCoy looked like his usual self before the thumb injury, racking up 50 yards and a touchdown in less than a quarter. He showed no effects from his "small version of turf toe." He remains an easy top-three pick.
Maclin's value is more nebulous. He should be Philly's No. 1 WR this year, but the Eagles had the league's most effective running game last year and will not be going away from that philosophy. Also, in five pro seasons, Maclin has never reached 1,000 receiving yards and has played a full 16-game schedule only once. He is just a WR3 in all formats.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/22 - Eagles RB LeSean McCoy, WR Jeremy Maclin have injury scares on Thursday night
8/18 - Eagles WR Riley Cooper goes through first full practice in more than 2 weeks
8/13 - Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin is 'toasting' CB Darrelle Revis at joint practices
8/2 - Eagles WR Jordan Matthews having troubles in camp
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|6.02||FFToolbox - Scott - Was hoping he'd fall. My choice for Comeback player of the year. In the Chip Kelley offense it's highly efficient, lots of Touchdowns to be scored. With DJax gone somebody has to pick things up and it starts with Maclin.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|6.02||Dr. Roto - Love Maclin's speed. Foles will love having him back|
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