Jeremy Maclin remembers his draft process

April, 16, 2014
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Jeremy Maclin was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. 19 overall pick in 2009 NFL draft.

After missing last season with a torn ACL, the wide receiver signed a one-year deal to return in '14.

Before Maclin steps on the field again in a regular-season game, he’ll almost certainly keep a close eye on the draft like every other member of the Eagles. It wasn’t that long ago when Maclin was wondering who would pick him in the draft.

“I did the whole ESPN thing at the house,” Maclin told Philadelphiaeagles.com. “It was a day that I was looking forward to for sure. I thought I wasn't going to be waiting very long and, in reality, I wasn't. But for when I thought I was going -- I definitely thought I was going top 10 -- the one thing I can say from that is this has been the best thing that's ever happened to me because this is by far one of the best organizations in the NFL and I couldn't ask to be part of a better organization.”

Before the draft even took place, Maclin recalled his experience at the NFL combine.

“At the combine, when you get there, you have a day when you go see every team's doctor, and I guess there are, I want to say five or six teams in each room, and you lay on this table and each team's doctor gets a chance to pull on you and, say you have a hurt ankle, they get to twist the ankle,” Maclin told Philadelphiaeagles.com. “The Ravens are done and now it's the Bills turn. It's a long process. And then on top of that, you have to do X-rays and MRIs, so that was definitely something that stuck out for me.”

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