Commentary

WR Maclin impresses, QBs Pinkney and Johnson still need work

Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench broke down the film from the best matchups in Week 1 of college football and gives high marks to Alabama C Antoine Caldwell and Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin.

Originally Published: September 2, 2008
By Steve Muench | Scouts Inc.
Hitting or missing on a draft pick can mean the difference between making the playoffs and playing golf in January, so it should come as no surprise that scouts leave no stone unturned when evaluating players' skill sets. It's a grueling process that involves seemingly endless film sessions, but there are games that can make scouts sit up and pay particular attention.

These are the games that feature a prospect lining up against one of the best units or players in the nation, and/or playing in a game with substantial implications for his team. Here are five such matchups that caught my eye over the weekend and what I took from each performance:


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Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.