Maclin was considered a top National Football League prospect following his second season at Missouri, and roommate Sean Weatherspoon hoped to convince Maclin to return for his junior year instead of leaving Missouri for the 2009 NFL Draft. Weatherspoon's efforts were unsuccessful, and on January 9, 2009, Maclin declared for the 2009 NFL Draft. Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projected Maclin to go to the Oakland Raiders with the tenth pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, but that was after Michael Crabtree, another highly regarded prospect at wide receiver, measured in at 6'1", two inches shorter than his published height. Crabtree also suffered a broken bone (Jones fracture) in his left foot prohibiting him from working out at the NFL Combine. Maclin's personal best in the 40-yard dash was 4. 31 seconds, but he wanted to lower that to 4. 29 seconds in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He tripped and fell during a passing drill at the NFL Scouting Combine on February 22, 2009, hyperextending his left knee, and wasn't running at full speed, but previously to his fall, unofficially ran the 40-yard dash in 4. 34 seconds and 4. 4 seconds that morning. He ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in 4. 45 sec. , but the earlier unofficial times conflicted with other reports that said he ran the dash first in 4. 34 seconds and then 4. 44 seconds. After originally believing he had to get an MRI on his injured left knee, it was reported he would not need one as the knee was healthy by the end of the Combine. He also had a sore right hip because of the fall, but that also proved to be minor. Maclin scored very high for a wide receiver on the Wonderlic Test with a score of 25, compared to the normal score of 18 for wide receivers.
Jeremy Maclin (born May 11, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Missouri , where he was a two-time consensus All-American , and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft .
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