Jeremy Maclin: NFL Draft Player Preview

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Published: March 13, 2009

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... in each of his two starting seasons in Columbia. A highly-touted prep prospect who turned down Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and other offers to sign with Missouri, Maclin appeared well on his way toward establishing himself as a starter as a true freshman, before suffering a horrific knee injury.

 

His success one year later certainly proved his health. Maclin tallied 2,776 all-purpose yards, which was an NCAA Division I-A single-season freshman record. It was the fifth-most ever by any player in a season in Division I-A history. He had an arm span of 32 1/4 inches, and a hand span of 9 1/4 inches at the combine.

 

With numbers like that, no one expected him to match his 2007 totals—and he didn't. He exceeded them, generating 2,833 all-purpose yards in 2008.

 

After accumulating more than 5,600 all-purpose yards in two years, Maclin is a threat to score on every carry. Maclin scored six career rushing touc...

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