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What Can We Expect From Maclin In Year 2?

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was one of the premier rookies in the NFL last season with 56 catches for 773 yards and four touchdowns. The first-round pick was part of the first trio of teammates in NFL history (Brent Celek and DeSean Jackson were the others) to be 24 years old or younger and each post at least 50 catches, 750 yards and four touchdowns in a single season.

In his first career playoff game, Maclin set a franchise postseason record with 146 receiving yards as he also became the youngest player (21 years old) in NFL history to catch a touchdown pass in the playoffs.

It has been said many times by coaches that a player's biggest jump in terms of improvement is more often than not from the player's first season to the second. What can we expect from the 6-0, 198-pound Maclin in his sophomore season? Let's take a look at how some recent players improved from year one to year two.

First-To-Second Year Jump
Player Second Season /- More Rec. /- More Yards /- More TDs
DeSean Jackson, PHI 2009 0 244 7
Pierre Garcon, IND 2009 43 742 4
Calvin Johnson, DET 2008 30 575 8
Steve Breaston, ARI 2008 69 914 3
Marques Colston, NO 2007 28 164 3

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:00 a.m., June 26

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