Height:6-0 Weight: 198
Season: 6th College: Missouri
Strengths: He is athletic and a natural playmaker. Maclin has taken over as the Eagles’ top threat since they parted ways with DeSean Jackson in the off-season. He has good body control and good leaping ability. His arm span is 32 1/4 inches, while his hand span is 9 1/4 inches. He has game-breaking ability with 16 catches of 20-plus yards this season, including five of 40-plus. He has been a perfect fit in Chip Kelly’s offense with his ability to line up at several spots and read coverages.
Weaknesses: Maclin has played an entire 16-game season only once. He missed all of 2013 after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in training camp. It’s the same ACL he tore before his freshman year at Missouri. Maclin’s versatility is what attracted scouts, as he excelled in college as a receiver, returner and occasional runner. He has not stood out as a returner at the NFL level as he has only returned 15 punts in his career, including only two this season for a 12.5 average.
Last week: He caught six passes for 59 yards in a 43-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Who has to stop him? The Cowboys rank 19th against the pass. Brandon Carr has allowed 34 completions on 56 targets for 593 yards and four touchdowns, according to STATS. Orlando Scandrick has allowed 25 catches for 270 yards and no touchdowns.
Notable: Maclin has 980 yards, seventh-most in the NFL. He has never had a 1,000-yard season. ... The Eagles have had 23 1,000-yard receiving seasons in their history. The franchise record for yards receiving in a season is the 1,409 Mike Quick had in 1983. ... Only four players in the NFL have 900 yards receiving and nine touchdowns — Maclin, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown, Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson and Denver’s Demaryius Thomas.