Lol - The 47th pick was even worse. Michael Mitchell? The Sirius NFL radio guys said he wasn't even in their top 150.
But I don't want Al to die just yet...if nothing else, he makes the draft more exciting.
Yeah, that was pretty bad. I am on the fence about the Eagles' draft so far. Maclin is not a very big receiver (6', 200 lbs.), but he is insanely fast. Should help with field position as a returner, as well. LeSean McCoy is like a poor man's Brian Westbrook. Good insurance/rotation guy. We have a real fullback this year, which is nice. Would have liked Boldin, but McNabb has (probably) a better offensive line for him, and a couple of new, fast skill position guys. I'd like to see another TE taken in the 3rd/4th round.
Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"
Maclin is fast, but he's even better at football vision. Get him in space (like Westbrook) and he'll find the seam and make people miss. He is not very big though, that's true.
I don't know where this "inconsistent hands" thing comes from. I've watched every televised game he's played for two years and I don't remember many dropped passes. Someone must've said something about it without evidence and it got picked up and passed around by everyone else. The NFL is like a junior high sleepover at times.