According to Pro Football Focus, Maclin was fourth in the NFL this week in yards per route run (3.29).
The most productive receivers in the NFL on a per snap basis this week pic.twitter.com/fzzFF41l6f— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 11, 2017
For example, the average yards per route run were 1.61 yards. The only other receivers that outranked Maclin were Tyreek Hill (4.16), Antonio Brown (4.92) and Danny Amendola (6.67).
Despite just seeing four passes his way against the Bengals, Maclin made the most of his touches. He caught two passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown came on a 48-yard drag route, executed by a read made between himself and his quarterback, Joe Flacco. Maclin also had 14 receiving yards per target and 28 yards per reception.
Maclin suffered from a groin injury with the Kansas City Chiefs last season. He missed four games and had 44 receptions for 536 yards and just two touchdowns. Just in 2015, Maclin finished with 87 catches for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns. If Maclin can stay healthy, it looks like he can still be the explosive receiver that he once was.