Part II – The 2019 Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Combine Highlighted By Great Skill Players! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Part II – The 2019 Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Combine Highlighted
By Great Skill Players!

By Super Scout Max Emfinger

I was very Honored and Privileged Again on Saturday and Sunday of January 19 and 20, The Weekend Before The Annual College Football All-American Senior Bowl Game, to be a Super Scout again at The Eighteenth Annual Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Tryout Camp in Mobile, AlabamaCamp Director John L. Lestini Jr and his wife Mary Jo Lestini, who is The Camp Coordinator have been Putting-On this National Free Agent Tryout Camp and Super Combine for 18 Years.

This National Free Agent Tryout Camp and Super Combine gives Former College and Former Professional Players, who might be “Flying Under The Radar”  an Excellent Opportunity to show what they can do and Try To-Help them to get Themselves into or back into The NFL, Canadian Football League, Alliance Football League, World Football League, Europe Football League, Arena Football League, or Any Other of The New Professional Developmental Football Leagues which might be Starting To-Play in 2019.  There was Also a CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders Scout In Attendance and  Four Other Coaches and Player Personnel Representing The AFL Albany Empire Team.  

On Saturday Night, Some of These Free Agent Players Checked-In Early and were in The Hotel Lobby were able to meet Some of The Lestini Combine Super Coaches and I was able to meet a few of These PlayersTwo Really Good-Looking Players who were Sitting in The Hotel Lobby with their Player Agent and I was able To-Talk to Both of Them and Get some Vital Information on Them and Evaluate Their Personality and Abilities.

These Two Great-Looking Players who Checked-In Early and were with their Super Player Agent Calvin Williams were Wide Receiver Jazeric Peterson of Faulkner University and Cornerback and Kick Returner Dallin Finley of Southwest Minnesota State University. Calvin Williams also was Representing Super Linebacker Maurice Falls of East Carolina and Super Linebacker Trey Thomas (#24) of Eastern Kentucky University.

All of The Lestini Coaching Staff Family Would like To Give A Very Special Thanks to Two of Our Super Player Agents, including Super Player Agent Calvin Williams who Represented Those Four Lestini Super Free Agents and Super Player Agent Tony Mangini who Represented an Incredible Seven Lestini Super Free Agents, including Super Wide Receiver/Tight End Darius Clark of Newberry College; SLOT Receiver Marcus Campbell of LaGrange College; SLOT Receiver Evan Cain of Western New England University; Running Back Robert Catchings of Lincoln University; Running Back/Strong Safety Gerald Childs of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Super Tight End Benjamin Galbraith of Delta State; and Defensive Tackle Jacob Benegas of New Mexico State and Western Colorado University.

We had Around 50 Super Free Agent Players who Originally Signed-Up To-Attend The Lestini National Free Agent Tryout Camp and Super Combine, but due to the Terrible Weather Forecasts, including Freezing Weather, only 20 Players were able to Participate in the Event that was Highlighted by Four Players Who Broke  a 4.0 in The Pro-Shuttle and Two Other Players Who Ran in The 4.1’s of The Pro-Shuttle. 

Our Lestini Super Free Agents Combine Had The Great Privilege to Perform In This Incredible And Beautiful New University Of South Alabama Indoor Facility.

Although we were able to Use This Beautiful New University Of South Alabama Indoor Facility, The Weather Was Still A Huge Major Factor, because The Temperature was 35 Degrees when we Started The Lestini Super Combine at 10:00 A.M. When we had our Initial Team Meeting in The Center of The Indoor Facility Field, All of These Athletes were Fully-Covered with Long Sleeve Shirts and Coats. Then when we Started The Combine, with Coach Wes Courier Leading All of the Players in His Incredible and Spectacular Warm-Up Workout, All of The Players had to Disrobe “Down To Their Lestini Free Agent Combine Shirt with Their Player Number on it.

I, However, got to Keep-On Both of my Jackets, My Dallas Cowboys Wind Breaker and My Houston Oilers Winter Coat, because I was Really Cold.

The Lestini Professional Free Agents Had Some Incredible Speed Measurables!

In The Lestini Combine, Coach Ron Estay was The Coordinator of The Most Important Speed Measurable in The Pro-Agility Shuttle and he did another Amazing Job with his Pro-Shuttle Instruction as evidence that an Unbelievable Four Players Broke a “Mind-Boggling” 4.0 Flat and Another Incredible 7 of 13 Skill Players recorded an “Unbelievable” 4.2 Pro-Shuttle or Better and One Defensive End/Tight End Recorded an Incredible 4.31 Pro-Shuttle.

The Most Incredible Pro-Shuttle of The 2019 Lestini Super Combine was by #3 CB/KR Bradley Jefferson of Averett University with an “Unbelievable”
3.87 Pro-Shuttle and Another Amazing Pro-Shuttle was a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle
by #7 Defensive Back Kunle Ayinde of The University of Minnesota.

The Other Two Players who Broke The 4.0 Flat Pro-Shuttle Mark were #11 Slot Receiver Evan Cain of Western New England University with a 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and #2 Cornerback Dallin Finley, who I met on Saturday Night, in The Hotel Lobby, Ran an Outstanding 3.98 Pro-Shuttle.

Three Other Wide Receivers ran a 4.2 or Better Pro-Shuttle, including #1 WR Jazeric Peterson of Faulkner University with a 4.13 Pro-Shuttle; #6 WR Jeffery Barnett of Trine University with a 4.11 Pro-Shuttle; and #14 Jareth Embry of Belhaven University with a 4.15 Pro-Shuttle. These Three Outstanding Wide Receivers Would Join Slot Receiver #11 Slot Receiver Evan Cain With a 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and The Four Other Skill Players Who Recorded in The 3.9’s and 3.8 with Incredible Pro Shuttle in This Speed Measurable In The Super Combine.

Wide Receiver Embry Returned for his Second Lestini Super Free Agent Combine as he Recorded Some Incredible Speed Measurables, including a 4.37 Forty in The 2018 Lestini Super Combine

The Other Super-Star Athlete who had an Incredible Forty and Pro-Shuttle for his Position was #9 Tyler Affa and The Really incredible Fact About Affa is that he did not Play High School Football, but Walked-On at Seton Hill University and Lettered Two Years, after Staring at Lackawanna National Junior College. Affa is 6-1 and 235 and he Ran a 4.56 in The Forty and did a 4.31 in The Pro-Shuttle. He could Play DE, TE, FB, or Linebacker.

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I am going to Rate Affa (#44) as a Tight End, because he made several Great Catches in The One-On-One Drills and he Impressed all of Our Lestini Combine CoachesThe Tight End/Defensive End MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.8 in The Pro-Shuttle and so Affa Received The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS in The Pro-Shuttle.

The Wide Receiver MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.6, so all Four Wide Receivers were given The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS. The Cornerback MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.6 and so All Three Defensive Backs were given The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS!

The One-On-One Player Drills Competition Was Really   Outstanding!

As I Explained before! The Weather was Really Cold. So, It Was Really Cold when These Lestini Free Agent Athletes Were Running Their Forty-Yard Dashes and While I had My Two Jackets and Three Shirts on to Keep Warm.

It was a Lot More Easy to Run a Pro-Shuttle and Do a Standing Broad Jump, but Running a Forty-Yard Dash in 35 Degree Temperature, is not Easy, so I have Concentrated on These Great Athletes, Their Incredible Pro-Shuttles, and Outstanding One-On-One Player Drills Competition.

When we got through with The Super Combine Part of The Lestini Combine Camp, we realized that we had Three Wide Receivers, Three Slot Receivers, and Two Tight Ends, and all Eight were Outstanding in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition. Two of The Three Wide Receivers ran a 4.2 or Better Pro-Shuttle, including #1 WR Jazeric Peterson (6-0, 195) of Faulkner University with a 4.13 Pro-Shuttleand #14 Jareth Embry (6-0, 175) of Belhaven University with a 4.15 Pro-Shuttle.

The Other Outstanding Wide Receiver/Tight End was #4 Darius Clark (6-1, 220) of Newberry College who Recorded an Outstanding 4.29 Pro-Shuttle. I Will Rate and Rank Clark as a Potential Tight End, because he Would Rate and Rank Higher at That Position and He Could Become an Outstanding Tight End at The Next Level.

Slot Receiver #11 Evan Cain (5-9, 180) of Western New England University also Ran an Incredible 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and #6 WR Jeffery Barnett (5-7, 165) of Trine University Ran 4.11 Pro-Shuttle; and They Joined The Other Three Receivers Who Recorded Incredible Pro Shuttles in This Speed Measurable In The Lestini Super Free Agent CombineSlot Receiver#10 Marcus Campbell (5-9, 175) of LaGrange College Also Recorded a 4.34 Pro-Shuttle, and Campbell Made Some Great Catches in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.

Our Two Tight Ends were Incredible as they also ran Unbelievable Pro-Shuttles for a Big Tight End. Both Tight Ends were Also Unbelievably Impressive in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition as #31 Benjamin Galbraith (6-6, 255) of Delta State University Recorded an Unbelievable 4.29 Pro-Shuttle, while #9 Tyler Affa (6-1, 235) of Seton Hill University, Who Was One of The Most Impressive Players at The Lestini Combine, Recorded an Impressive 4.31 Pro-Shuttle.

We had Six Defensive Backs for our One-On-One Player Drills Competition against The Six Receivers, but we only had Three Cover Cornerbacks to Really Try and Attempt To Cover The Outstanding Wide Receivers, Slot Receiversand Tight Ends, but Those Three Cornerbacks had Incredible Speed Measurables.

The Most Incredible Pro-Shuttle of The 2019 Lestini Super Combine was Recorded by #3 Cornerback and Return Man Bradley Jefferson (5-7, 155) of Averett University with an “Unbelievable” and “Mind-Boggling” 3.87 Pro-Shuttle. Two Other Amazing Pro-Shuttles were a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle by #7 Defensive Back Kunle Ainde (5-11, 203) of The University of Minnesota and #2 Cornerback Dallin Finley (5-9, 189) of Southwest Minnesota State University, who I met on Saturday Night, in The Hotel Lobby, and who Ran an Outstanding 3.98 Pro-Shuttle

Although the Three or Four Cornerbacks Had Outstanding Speed Measurables and They Looked Extremely Fast in The Lestini Free Agent Super Combine  Forties, They Did Not Run Extremely Fast Forties, but They Were Extremely Quick and Extremely Aggressive in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.

Also, most of The Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs wanted To Play both Positions in The One-On-One Competition, which was Great, because I was able To Evaluate Their Speed and Quickness on Both Sides of the Football.

All of The Lestini Super Combine Coaches have helped John and Mary Jo Lestini to make this Super Free Agents Combine, The Greatest and Most Impressive Free Agents Super Combine in the Country,  for all 18 Years.

I would still have to say that the most exciting part for me as a Super Scout is to see all of these Great Athletes In Action and Showing Their Stuff” on Sunday in front of all of The Coaches and Scouts from various Professional Teams and Professional  Leagues. There were a Few Canadian Professional Teams at the Super Combine and Super Workout on Sunday.

THE MEARS RATING SYSTEM

When I was with The Dallas Cowboys in 1975-77, we had a Rating System and when I left The Cowboys in 1977, I developed a similar Rating System that we had used in the 1976 and 1977 NFL Draft. The 1977 NFL Draft was The Tony Dorsett Draft and we used this Rating System to conclude that Dorsett was The Dallas Cowboys #1 Player in that 1977 NFL Draft.

Although I developed My Rating System, when I left The Dallas Cowboys, I did not Start using The Rating System until 2001, when NIKE Sports developed a similar Rating System and called it The SPARQ RATING SYSTEM. I then decided to bring back my Rating System and I called it The MAX EMFINGER ASSET RATING SYSTEM or MEARS RATING.

ASSET stands for Agility, Strength, Stamina, Explosiveness, and Technique. These are The Essential tools for a Superior Athletic Performance in any Competitive Sport or Event. This new MEARS RATING SYSTEM or a similar Rating System, identifies overall Athletic Ability, and it can be used by Top College and Pro Coaches around the country as an initial indicator of the Athletic Potential on the Football Field.

Whether you are a College Football Coach and you only have One Scholarship Left to give in your current Recruiting Class or you are an NFL Team and you only have only One Draft Choice Left on your Current NFL Draft Board, there needs to be a Rating System that you can go to and based on the highest rated player, would give you the very best player available irregardless of position.

By 2001, all of the other High School Football Recruiting Services were using the Five-Star Rating System Method which does not Measure Anything. One year, at the start of The Spring, they had 45 Wide Receivers that were Rated a Four-Star. We went to bed one night and the next morning, they only had 25 Wide Receivers. Someone in The Scouting Service had decided that there could only be 25 Four-Star Wide Receivers in The Entire Country and he had demoted 20 of them to a Three-Star Rating.

My MEARS RATING SYSTEM or a similar type Rating System is very important for The NFL Scouts, and The NFL Scouting Combine is the first time that “Accurate Numbers” are recorded on these players. It’s easy to say someone can run a 4.4 or a 4.3 in The Forty, but before an Accurate Hand-Held Timing by a Professional Scout or either by a slower, but Accurate Laser Timing is done, most Forty Times are less than Accurate. Technique is also very important and that is why College Football Players entering The NFL Draft will hire a Sports Trainer to train and teach them how to do a Proper Vertical Jump, Pro-Agility Shuttle, and a Standing Broad Jump.

In this Lestini Super Free Agent Combine, The Lestini Group Coaches Tested all of These Free Agent Players with Two Speed Measurables, including Two Forties and Two Pro-Agility Shuttles; plus Two Standing Broad Jumps.

Quarterbacks, Offensive Linemen, and Kickers are always going to be Very Hard to Measure, because they do Extremely Poor at a Super Combine, so These Three Positions must Be Evaluated very carefully on film or in person and then their MEARS RATING will need to be Estimated and Given a MEARS RATING that their Evaluation Deserves.

You can get a very good idea about a High School Football Player if he participates in a Legitimate Super Football Combine, but many High School Football Players do not get a chance to participate in a Super Football Camp or Combine. If a High School Football Player is being recruited by 40 D-1 Schools, then you have to assume that he is an outstanding Football Player, but how can you give this player a MEARS RATING if he does not have Valid Measurables? The answer is Very Simple! You either have to make-up or approximate his Measurables based upon his Game Film Evaluation or Actual Game Evaluationgiving him The Maximum Points on most of his  Measurables for his Position.

Most High School and College Football Players do not even know what their Measurables are and you would think that they would, but they do not. Many times, a High School or College Football Player will list his best Forty Time as a 4.8 and then twenty minutes later run a 4.6 or Better. You must keep in mind that with a little instruction and training, most High School and College Football Players can improve on their Speed Measurables by Two and Three Tenth of a Second and on their Agility and Distance Measurables by as much as Six to Eight Inches.

2018 NFL DRAFT TOP 32 MEARS RATINGS

TOP 32 SUPER GOLD MEARS RATINGS

1 RB/RET Saquon Barkley 5-11, 230, 4.33, 40, 4.13, 132, 30 Penn State 2,810 MEARS
2 ILB Roquan Smith                  6-0, 225, 4.42, 36, 4.29, 126, 25 Georgia 2,680 MEARS
3 QB Lamar Jackson                        6-2, 211, 4.32, 36, 40, 126, Louisville 2,672 MEARS
4 DE Bradley Chubb 6-3, 275, 4.72, 30, 4.32, 116, 28 North Carolina St 2,668 MEARS
5 NG Da’Ron Payne                  6-2, 308, 5.19, 28, 4.99, 106, 36 Alabama 2,666 MEARS
6 OC Billy Price                       6-4, 312, 4.88, 32, 4.68, 110, 36 Ohio State 2,664 MEARS
7 OG
Quenton Nelson      6-5, 330, 5.08, 26, 4.88, 106, 36 Notre Dame 2,662 MEARS
8 L-OT
Connor Williams               6-5, 315, 5.1, 30, 4.56, 106, 29 Texas 2,660 MEARS
9 QB Baker Mayfield                   6-3, 220, 4.64, 28, 4.47, 112 Oklahoma 2,652 MEARS
9 CB Denzel Ward                5-11, 191, 4.23, 40, 3.88, 131, 15 Ohio State 2,652 MEARS
11 NG Maurice Hurst             6-2, 290, 4.82, 30, 4.47, 116, 32 Michigan 2,650 MEARS
11 RB Ronald Jones             6-0, 200, 4.28, 38, 4.08, 128 Southern Cal 2,650 MEARS
11 WR Calvin Ridley                  6-1, 190, 4.36, 40, 4.15, 120 15 Alabama 2,650 MEARS
14 QB Josh Allen                            6-5, 237, 4.62, 34, 4.42, 116 Wyoming 2,644 MEARS
14 DT Vita Vea                     6-5, 332, 5.01, 26, 4.87, 106, 36 Washington 2,644 MEARS
16 WR/RET
D.J. Chark                          6-3, 196, 4.32, 40, 4.02, 32 LSU 2,642 MEARS
16 FS Minkah Fitzpatrick    6-0, 201, 4.42, 38, 3.87, 126, 20 Alabama 2,642 MEARS
18 LB Tremaine Edmunds 6-5, 250, 4.62, 36, 4.38, 118 Virginia Tech 2,640 MEARS
18 OT Mike McGlinchey 6-7, 315, 5.15, 26, 4.95, 103, 30 Notre Dame 2,640 MEARS
18 OT Martinas Rankin  6-5, 320, 5.02, 28, 4.82, 106, Mississippi St 2,640 MEARS
21 RB Derrius Guice                    5-11, 218, 4.36, 36, 4.26, 120, 20 LSU 2,636 MEARS
22 R-OT Orlando Brown  6-8, 350, 5.34, 26, 5.14, 103, 30 Oklahoma 2,635 MEARS
23 QB Sam Darnold             6-3, 220, 4.64, 28, 4.47, 112 Southern Cal 2,632 MEARS
24 QB Josh Rosen                              6-4, 218, 4.87, 34, 4.25, 114 UCLA 2,626 MEARS
25 CB/RET Mike Hughes                 5-11, 191, 4.33, 40, 4.03, 130 UCF 2,625 MEARS
25 WR James Washington    5-11, 210, 4.4, 39, 4.16, 126, 20 Okla St 2,625 MEARS
25 WR/RET Christian Kirk  5-11, 200, 4.3, 39, 4.22, 128 Texas A&M 2,625 MEARS
28 LB Leighton Vander Esch 6-3, 240, 4.56, 36, 4.36, 120 Boise St  2,624 MEARS
28 SS Derwin James     6-2, 211, 4.42, 38, 4.22, 118, 20 Florida State 2,624 MEARS
30 TE Mark Andrews       6-4, 254, 4,56, 32, 4,32, 120, 25 Oklahoma 2,622 MEARS
31 OG/OC Isaiah Wynn         6-3, 308, 4.95, 26, 4.72, 110, 32 Georgia 2,616 MEARS
32 CB Josh Jackson                               6-1, 192, 4.4, 38, 4.14, 126 Iowa 2,614 MEARS

2019 18TH ANNUAL LESTINI FREE AGENT MEARS RATING

LESTINI GOLD CHIP MEARS RATINGS

1 DE/TE   Tyler Affa            6-1, 235, 4.56, 33, 4.31, 109, 25, Seton Hill U 2,685 MEARS
2 WR/TE Darius Clark       6-1, 220, 4.53, 36, 4.29, 118, 20, Newberry    2,610 MEARS
3 WR/FS Jazeric Peterson 6-0, 195, 4.48, 38, 4.13, 122, 12, Faulkner U 2,590 MEARS
4
 WR/RET Jareth Embry     6-0, 175, 4.37, 40, 4.06, 128 Belhaven Univ 2,580 MEARS
5 CB/RET Bradley Jefferson  5-7, 155, 4.43, 38, 3.87, 111, 10 Averett U  2,576 MEARS
6 TE       Benjamin Galbraith 6-6, 255, 4.7, 34, 4.29, 116, 22 Delta State 2,570 MEARS
7 SLOT    Evan Cain  5-10, 185, 4.44, 38, 3.97, 109, 8, W New England U 2,555 MEARS
8 CB            Dallin Finley 5-9, 189, 4.49, 38, 3.98, 119, 15 SW Minn Univ 2,543 MEARS
9 SS/CB     Kunle Ayinde   5-11, 203, 4.55, 36, 3.94, 120, 10, Minnesota  2,526 MEARS

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LESTINI BLUE CHIP MEARS RATING

10 OLB/ILB Trey Thomas 6-0, 235, 4.64, 36.5, 4.34, 117, 18, E Kentucky 2,485 MEARS
11 OLB/ILB    Maurice Falls   6-3, 240, 4.6, 36, 4.43, 114, 24, E Carolina 2,480 MEARS
12 DT           Jacob Banegas 6-2, 297, 5.05, 26, 4.58, 103, 32 W Colorado 2,476 MEARS
13 WR/RET   Jeffery Barnett     5-7, 165, 4.48, 44, 4.11, 106, 10, Trine U 2,470 MEARS
14 SLOT     Marcus Campbell 5-9, 175, 4.58, 36, 4.34, 111, 10, LaGrange 2,455 MEARS
15 SS/FS Chris Blanchard 5-10, 189, 4.63, 33, 4.52, 111, 10 MacMurray 2,400 MEARS   

10 OLB/ILB – Trey Thomas – Thomas, From Huber Heights Wayne High School in Ohio, is a Sensational Linebacker on his Highlight Film as he Makes Tackles from Sideline to Sideline. Thomas (#24) also Lines-Up as a Linebacker on The Outside and on The Inside and he Also Blitzes on The Outside.

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On his Highlight Film, Thomas Plays Strong-Side Linebacker and on at least Three Plays, Thomas Blitzed and Hit The Quarterback so hard, he Fumbled The Football and his Eastern Kentucky Team Recovered The Fumble. With these Amazing Plays on Defense, it was No-Secret That Thomas was Such a Tremendous Leader on The Great Eastern Kentucky Colonel Defense in 2014 and 2015.

In 2014, Thomas Recorded 73 Tackles, including 10 Tackles for a Loss, 3 Quarterback Sacks, 3 Caused Fumbles, 2 Recovered Fumbles, 5 Pass Breakups, and 3 Quarterback Hurries. Then, in The 2015 Season, after a (5-2, 4-0) Start, Thomas had Recorded a Team-High 39 Tackles, including 6 Tackles for a Loss, 3 Quarterback Sacks, and 3 Forced FumblesIn The Huge 45-21 Victory Over Tennessee State, Thomas Sealed The Victory, in The Final Minute with a Beautiful Interception.

At The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine, Thomas Recorded a Great 4.34 Pro-Shuttle and a Great 112 Standing Broad Jump. At The Eastern Kentucky Pro-Day, Thomas Recorded a 4.6 Forty, a 122-Inch Standing Broad Jump, and a Tremendous 36,5-Inch Vertical Jump. Thomas Recorded another 4.56 Forty at an NFL Combine and so I Averaged his Three Forties of 4.78 at The Lestini Super Combine; plus his Two NFL Forties of 4.56 and 4.6 and Gave him a 4.64 Forty. His 36.5-Vertical Jump at The Eastern Kentucky Pro-Day was Outstanding.

11 OLB/ILB –  Maurice Falls – Falls was an Incredible, Athletic Outside Linebacker in 2014 and he also was on The Pre-Season Dick Butkus Award Watch List for East Carolina University. In 2014, before his Senior Season, Falls was Clocked in an Incredible 4.47 Forty and he also did a Great 36-Inch Vertical Jump at a Summer Super NFL Combine.

These Speed and Agility Measurables For Falls were Fantastic, but his Strength Measurables were Mind-Boggling. Falls (With Muscles Rippling) Recorded an Incredible 645 Squat and Another Incredible 425-Pound Bench Press. These Incredible NFL Measurables Before his Senior Year at East Carolina were Unbelievable, but Falls was also one of The Fastest Outside Linebackers in The Country.

Falls has Always Been Known by The NFL Scouts as An Outstanding, Athletic Outside Linebacker with Great Ability and Falls Finished his Senior Season with 36 Tackles, including 5 Tackles for A Loss, and 2.5 Quarterback Sacks.

In The 2015-2016 Football Season, Falls Played With The Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins. His Player Agent, Calvin Williams, has Helped Many Great Professional Athletic Free Agents and he Helped Falls To Get Back into Football and in 2018, Falls Played for The NAL Carolina Energy.

At The Lestini Combine, with The Really Cold Weather, Falls Ran a 4.8 Forty, a 4.46 Pro-Shuttle, and a 108 Standing Broad Jump, but his Previous Measurables were Incredible and so I Averaged his Measurables. His Best Forty Were Two NFL Forties, including a 4.47 Forty and a 4.53 Forty and I Averaged those two Forties with his 4.8 Lestini Combine Forty and So I Gave him a 4.6 Forty. His Best NFL Pro-Shuttle was a 4,41 and his Lestini Pro-Shuttle was a Great 4.46 and so I gave him a 4.43.

12 DT – Jacob Banegas – Benegas is a Real Defensive Freak who has been Double-Teamed by Every Team that he has Played Against in his Football Career. In 2014, As a True Freshman at Pima Community College, after Graduating from Las Cruces High School in New Mexico, Benegas was an Unbelievable Defensive Force on Their Defense.

Banegas was So-Impressive, he was Offered a Scholarship to New Mexico State University, back in his Home Town. Then, in 2015, as a Sophomore at New Mexico State, although Banegas was still being Double-Teamed on Almost Every Single Play, he Still Recorded 20 Tackles, including 8 Solo Tackles, 2 Tackles for a Loss, 1 Quarterback Sack. 1 Interception, and he Recovered 1 Fumble.

Then in 2018, after Transferring to The Western Colorado University Owls, Banegas Recorded 31 Tackles, including 14 Solo Tackles, 1 Quarterback Sack, 2 Tackles for a Loss, and 2 Pass Breakups and was Invited To-Play in The All-American Bowl.

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In 2015, as a Sophomore at New Mexico State University, Banegas (Muscles Bulging) Recorded an Incredible 435-Pound Bench Press and a 550-Pound Squat in Two Strength Measursables at a Hudl Super Combine. In that Same Hudl Super Combine, Banegas also Ran a 4.9 Forty and Recorded a 26-Inch Vertical Jump, while Weighing 315-Pounds.

At The 2019 Lestin Super Combine, Banegas Recorded a 5.38 Forty and an Outstanding 4.58 in The Pro-Shuttle. He also Ran a 4.88 Forty at an NFL Combine, so I Averaged his 4.88, 4.9, and 5.38 and Gave him a 5.05 Forty.

13 WR/SLOT/RET – Jeffery Barnett – Barnett is an Unbelievable and Incredible D-III All-American Wide Receiver and Kick Return Man from Trine University. Barnett was also a Track All-American as he Broke The Trine University Long Jump Record as a Sophomore with a Fabulous 23-9.5 Long Jump. Barnett Recorded a Incredible 44-Inch Vertical Jump at NFL Camp.

Then at The Don and Riley Zimmer Indoor Classic, Barnett did a Phenomenal Long Jump of 24-Feet-11.75-Inches which was The Seventh-Best Division III Long Jump at An Indoor Track Meet in History. Barnett was Second in The Country For The 2018 Indoor Track Season and The Best in The History for Trine University.

Barnett Set a Meet Record at 23-8 To-Win The Long Jump at The MIAA Track Championships and he Was Recognized As The Most Valuable Track and Field Athlete. Barnett Finished Second with a 23-6.75 Jump at The NCAA Track Championships as The First Trine All-American in The long Jump.

As a Senior, Barnett was a Really Sensational Kick Return Man. I Spent about Five Minutes watching his Amazing Highlight Film with Two Ninety-Five-Yard Kick Returns for a Touchdown; Two Eighty-Five-Yard Returns for a Touchdown; and Several 80-Yards, 75-Yards, and 65-Yards for a Touchdown. As a Senior, Barnett (#18) Averaged an Incredible 39-Yards Per Kick Return and was Selected to The AP NCAA D-III First Team All-American as well as The AFCA All-American Team.

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As a Senior, on a Dominant Running Attack, Barnett Caught 27 Passes for 535-Yards, 2 Touchdowns and 19.8-Yards Per Catch; To Go with his 39-Yards Per Kick Return Yard Average. In The Lestini One-On-One Player Drills Competition, Barnett made Several Great Catches, including a Tremendous Out and Go Pattern and an Outstanding Catch Over The Middle. Barnett also Recorded an Outstanding 4.11 Pro-Shuttle in The Lestini Combine.

14 SLOT – Marcus Campbell – Campbell is From Athens Claarke Central, Georgia, and he is an Outstanding SLOT Wide Receiver who was Selected To The USA South All-Conference Team, as a Junior in 2017 as he Caught 65 Passes.Those 65 Passes was The Second Most Catches in a Single Season for The LaGrange Panthers in Conference Play in History.

Campbell also Led The Panthers in Receiving Yards for The Season with 807-Yards and 4 TouchdownsIn that Same 2017 Football Season, Campbell (#11) also Tied a School Record with an 80-Yard Catch for a Touchdown Against Brevard. In that Same Game Against Brevard, Campbell Set another School Record With 210-Yards Receiving with 7 Catches.

Image result for Marcus Campbell LaGrange College PhotosAs a Senior in 2018, Campbell Caught 44 Passes for 598-Yards and 4 Touchdowns and After The Season, he was Selected To Play in The All-American Bowl Game for Division D-II and D-III Players, as he Joined Super DE Tyler Affa, DT Jacob Benegas, SS Chris Blanchard, Super SLOT Evan Cain, RB Gerald Childs, Super WR Darius Clark, and Super TE Benjamin Galbraith.

Campbell Recorded a 4.83 Forty at The Lestini Super Combine, but he also Recorded a 4.45 at An NFL Pro-Day Camp and a 4.48 at another Combine. He also Recorded a 36-Inch Vertical Jump at The NFL Pro-Day Camp. With those Three Forties, of 4.45, 4.48, and 4.83, I averaged them and gave him a 4.58. At The Lestini Super Combine, Campbell Recorded Outstanding Speed and Agility Measurables with a Great 4.34 Pro-Shuttle and a Great 111-Inch Standing Broad Jump.

15 SS/FS – Christopher Blanchard – Blanchard is an Aggressive and Outstanding Safety, from Wiggins Stone High School in Mississippi and he can Play all Three Positions in The Secondary. In The Opening Game of his Senior Season in 2018, Against Rockford University, Blanchard Had his Best Game of The Season With a Career-High 8 Tackles, including 6 Solo Tackles and 2 Pass Breakups. Although his MacMurray Highlanders Team Lost This First Game, The Highlanders Won Their Next Six Games and Finished with a Tremendous 7-2 Record.

Image result for Christopher Blanchard MacMurray NFLOn his Senior Highlight Film, Blanchard Only Made Two Key Interceptions, but they both were Unbelievable and Incredible. His First Interception was Made at around his Own 20-Yard Line and He Then Started Up-Field Toward The Goal-Line and as he Started Toward The Goal-Line, he Broke-Away From Seven “Would-Be Tacklers” that “Put-Their-Hand-On-Him” and He Then Dived Into The End-Zone For a Touchdown. His Second Interception was a Beautiful Diving-Interception-For-The-Football, with Two Defenders on his Back.

In a 7-2 Senior Season, Blanchard Finished his Nine-Game 2018 Season With 35 Tackles, including 20 Solo Tackles, 2 Tackles for a Loss, 2 Interceptions, and 4 Pass Breakups. After The Season, Blanchard was Selected To The HMAC All-Conference First Team Defense and Then Selected To Play in The All-American Bowl Game With Affa, Benegas, Cain, Campbell, Childs, Clark, and Galbraith.

Although Blanchard is a Super, Strong and Super Aggressive Strong Safety, he is not a Sprinter. In The 35-Degree, Cold Temperature, Blanchard only Ran a 4.85 Forty at The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine, but he also Ran a 4.6 Forty at The Super Hudl Combine and he also Ran a 4.56 and a 4.53 at Two NFL Combines. So, I Averaged his Four Forties and Gave him a 4.63 Forty To-Go with his 33-Inch Vertical Jump and 4.42 Pro-Shuttle at The Hudl Super Combine, along with an Outstanding 300-Pound Bench Press and an Equally Outstanding 450-Pound Squat.

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Dallas Cowboys #1 Super Scout Gil Brandt Gets Hall of Fame Honors. By #2 Super Scout Max Emfinger

Dallas Cowboys #1 Super Scout Gil Brandt Gets NFL Hall of Fame Honors.
By #2 Super Scout Max Emfinger

I Would Like To Congratulate My Former Boss, Gil Brandt of The Dallas Cowboys on Being Selected To The NFL Hall of FameMy Former Boss, Gil Brandt, was The Original #1 Super Scout and he has just been Honored with an NFL Hall of Fame Award and We Want to Give Him All of The Congratulations That He Totally Deserves.

Gil Brandt was The Dallas Cowboys Vice President of Player Personnel from 1960-1988. Along with Head Football Coach Tom Landry and General Manager Tex Schramm, Brandt Helped The Dallas Cowboys To-Get to Five Super Bowls and Then Winning Super Bowl Championships in 1971 and 1977.

It has been a long time since I called The Dallas Cowboys my home, but I have kept up with The Cowboys and The NFL ever since I left in 1977. When I was working for Head Coach Tom Landry and Super Scout Gil Brandt, I felt that I was able to help The Dallas Cowboys to be a Little More Successful. I also Researched Really Hard To-Find a Photo of My Old Boss as I Knew him!

Gil Brandt Will Always be My Hero and Being Famous as Being The Father of The Innovative NFL Scouting Methods with The Dallas Cowboys. His Unbelievable Innovation Helped him To Identify More Information on a Potential Player in The NFL Draft, in The Format of More Skills in The Form of More Information and More Measureables.

Brandt is also Credited With The Unbelievable Philosophy of Drafting The “Very best Athlete Available” Rather than Drafting a Player of The Team’s Positional NeedBrandt Set Standards For The Dallas Cowboy Scouts To Evaluate Players for The NFL Draft and Various Other NFL Teams Found-Out About Them and Started Using Them.

Another One of The Most Innovative New Scouting Techniques Developed by Brandt was The Evaluations of Super Athletes in Other Sports than Football. Three of The Most Famous Super Athletes were Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Super-Star Bobby Hayes In Track; One of my Dallas Cowboys Scouting Best Friends, Cornell Green, In Basketball; and Toni Fritsch In Soccer.

Brandt took in Consideration These Two Great Athletes (Hayes and Green)  with Great Measurables in Other Sports for The Potential Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft ChoicesI will Never Forget Looking at The Bob Hayes Files and seeing that He Not only ran a 9.1 in The 100-Yard Dash, but he also had a 44-Inch Vertical Jump and something like a 3.91 Pro-Shuttle. Of Course, Hayes had never Caught a Touchdown Pass, but he Learned Really Quickly.

The Dallas Cowboys were The First NFL Team To-Sign a College All-American Basketball Player and then turn him into a Super NFL Player. Green was From Utah State, and he Was a Two-Time All-American Basketball Player in 1961 and 1962. Cornell Green was The First Brandt-Success with a Basketball Super-Star and in 13 Years with The Dallas Cowboys, Green was Selected To The NFL All-Pro Team 8 Times.

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My Good Friend, Cornell Green, Retired from Football with The Dallas Cowboys and then Cornell became a Dallas Cowboys Talent Scout With me in The Same 1975 Year and of course, Green  Never Played Football until The First Day of Practice in his Rookie Year, but Cornell Averaged an Incredible 28 Points and 13 Rebounds as a Senior and Recorded a Fabulous 43-Inch Vertical Jump.

I will Never Forget Laughing with Cornell when we talked about his First Day of Football Practice in The Summer Pre-Season Practice in 1962. Although he had Never Played A Down of Football before His First Summer Football Practice, Cornell Made The NFL All-Rookie Team in That Same Rookie-Year in 1962. Cornell and I Were Joined by Two Other Dallas Cowboys Talent Scouts in Reid Johnson and “Big John” Wooten.

Brandt and The Dallas Cowboys were also The First NFL Team To Use Mental and Personality Tests to Help To-Determine The Mental Capacity of High Potential NFL Draft Choices. Brandt was also Responsible For Helping To Create The Annual NFL Super Scouting Combine.

In 1974, after spending Two Years as a Graduate Assistant for Head Football Coach Hayden Fry, at The University of  North Texas, I got a call from Dallas Cowboys Super Scout Gil Brandt. Out of All of People in The Country, Gil Brandt told me that he had An Opening for a Talent Scout with The Dallas Cowboys. I Drove to Dallas and Interviewed for The Job and I was all set to take The Job when The Cowboys decided not to hire another Talent Scout.

In the meantime, I had Interviewed with Lanier Business Products to get back into Sales. Then, one day, I got a call from Lanier and Later that month, I took a job as a Salesman with The Lanier Business Products in Dallas, Texas.

As a Word-Processing and Dictating Machine Salesman, I became one of The Top Salesmen in The Dallas Sales Office and I was Already Being Groomed to become a Sales Manager or a National Sales Trainer. I also won Three Lanier Salesmen of the Month Awards.

Then, About a year later, I was in Garland, Texas, on a Sales Call, and I got another call from Gil Brandt. “Max, we are now ready to hire another Talent Scout and I was Wondering if you were still interested?” This was like a “Dream-Come-True For Me” so I became a Dallas Cowboys Talent Scout.

One of the reasons that Gil Brandt Hired Me was, because he was Impressed with My Innovativeness and Hard Work. In Fact, after In Helping my Graduate Assistant Coach, Billy Brashier, who was The Secondary Coach, and also The North Texas Recruiting Coordinator, Coach Fry Got a Special Ruling from The NCAA to Make Me The Recruiting Coordinator, as a Graduate Assistant in my Second Year.  

Gil Brandt Hired me to become his In-House Assistant Talent Scout. As his In-House Assistant Talent Scout, I Developed some Pretty Exciting Innovative Programs that The Dallas Cowboys were still using for a many years after I left.

One day, Gil Asked me To-Follow him Down The Hall, because he had a Huge Project for meAs I followed Gil down The Hall, we walked into one of The Coaching Staff Board Meeting Rooms where The Late NFL Hall of Fame Head Football Coach Tom Landry and The Late Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Coach Ernie Stautner were waiting for us.

Max, we want you to develop a Flip Chart For Our Coaching Staff,” said Coach Tom LandryThis Flip Chart that I Coordinated was The Rating and Ranking of Every Current NFL Player. I then Color-Coded Every Player in The NFL as to his Rating and Ranking.

GOLD = All-NFL
BLUE = Future or Past All-NFL
RED = Average NFL Player
GREEN = Rookie or Two-year NFL player.

I Developed This Huge Flip-Chart For Each NFL Team. Then, a Color-Coded Business-Card with The Name and Measuraeables of Each Football Player was placed in The Flip-Chart Sleeve For Each Position on The Football Field for Both The Offense and Defense For Each NFL Football Team.

These Late Legendary Coaches and NFL Hall of Fame Head Football Coach Tom Landry and Defensive Coordinator Coach Ernie Stautner used This Color-Coded Rating and Ranking System as Info For Their Weekly Scouting Report in Preparation for Their Next GameAfter Finishing This Dallas Cowboys Huge Scouting Project, Coach Landry Turned To Coach Stautner and Said:

Coach, I Think We Have Us A Real Super Scout!”

Another Dallas Cowboys Scouting Project that I Coordinated was The Development of a Texas Top 100 High School Football Recruiting List for College Football Coaches. We did this as a favor to College Coaches and we gave this list to Every College Team in The Country That Recruited Texas Players. That Included Almost Every Single College Team in The Country.

All of these Innovative Factors Combined to help Super Scout Gil Brandt, Head Football Coach Tom Landry, and Team President Tex Schramm To Build The Dallas Cowboys into The Most Dominant Franchise in The 1960’s and 1970’s. During this time period, Brandt Was In-Charge of The Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft of Several Franchise Players,including Emmitt SmithBob Lilly, Lee Roy Jordan, Randy White, Mel Renfro, Roger Staubach, Ed “Too Tall” JonesRayfield Wright, Harvey Martin, Tony Dorsett, and of Course Bobby Hayes and Cornell Green.

Another Unbelievable and Incredible Fact is that There Are 13 Dallas Cowboy Players in The NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame and Gil Brandt was The Super Scout That Helped Make All of Them a Dallas Cowboy. Then There Are 19 Players in The Dallas Cowboys Incredible Ring of Honor, and Gil Brandt was Involved in Making 15 of Them a Dallas Cowboy.

For All of These Contributions to The Dallas Cowboys Organization, The Dallas Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones made Gil Brandt The 22nd Member of The Ring of Honor in November. Now, The Hall of Fame Has Honored Gil Brandt at the highest Level possible.

With Gil Brandt as The Newest Hall of Fame Inductee, The 17 Dallas Cowboys Selected To The NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Include: Gil Brandt, Roger Staubach, Tom Landry, Tex Schramm, Bob Lilly, Tony Dorsett, Randy White, Mel Renfro, Troy Aikman, Rayfield Wright, Michael Irvin, Bob Hayes, Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Larry Allen, Charles Haley, and Jerry Jones.

Brandt and the rest of his Hall of Fame Class will be Officially Enshrined at The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, this Summer.

I loved being a Dallas Cowboys Scout, but Lanier Business Products was calling me almost every day to come back to work for them. Then one day, Lanier Offered Me a Job that I Could Not Pass-Up. They Offered Me The Job of Lanier Sales Manager in Midland, Texas.

This job would effectively Triple My Income! I really did not want to leave The Dallas Cowboys, but there was just too much money involved.

I decided to go talk to The Late Dallas Cowboys President and General Manager Tex Schramm (In Photo with Gil Brandt) and see if they could either match The Lanier Salary and Commission Figures or at least give me a raise. “Max, you have done a great job for us and we love you. Soon, you will receive a raise, but it sounds like you have a pretty fantastic offer that you can’t pass-up,” said Tex Schramm.

I was The Lanier Sales Manager in Midland, Texas for two years and then I was hired away by Micom Word Processing International to take over as their Micom Houston Branch Manager. After about a year, I left Micom To Found The First National High School Football Recruiting Service, in Houston, Texas.

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Sneak Preview – The 2019 Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Combine Was Highlighted By Great Skill Players! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Sneak Preview – The 2019 Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Combine
Was Highlighted
By Great Skill Players!

By Super Scout Max Emfinger

I was very Honored and Privileged Again on Saturday and Sunday of January 19 and 20, The Weekend Before The Annual College Football All-American Senior Bowl Game, to be a Super Scout again at The Eighteenth Annual Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Tryout Camp in Mobile, AlabamaCamp Director John L. Lestini Jr and his wife Mary Jo Lestini, who is The Camp Coordinator have been Putting-On this National Free Agent Tryout Camp and Super Combine for 18 Years.

This National Free Agent Tryout Camp gives Former College and Former Professional Players, who might be “Flying Under The Radar”  an Excellent Opportunity to show what they can do and Try To-Help them to get Themselves into or back into The NFL, Canadian Football League, Alliance Football League, World Football League, Europe Football League, Arena Football League, or Any Other of The New Professional Developmental Football Leagues which might be Starting To-Play in 2019.  There was Also an CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders Scout In Attendance and  Four Other Coaches and Player Personnel Representing The AFL Albany Empire Team.  

On Saturday Night, Some of These Free Agent Players Checked-In Early and were in The Hotel Lobby were able to meet Some of The Lestini Combine Super Coaches and I was able to meet a few of These PlayersTwo Really Good-Looking Players who were Sitting in The Hotel Lobby with their Player Agent and I was able To-Talk to Both of Them and Get some Vital Information on Them and Evaluate Their Personality and Abilities.

These Two Great-Looking Players who Checked-In Early and were with their Player Agent Calvin Williams were Wide Receiver Jazeric Peterson of Faulkner University and Cornerback and Kick Returner Dallin Finley of Southwest Minnesota State University.

We had Around 50 Free Agent Players who Originally Signed-Up To-Attend The Lestini National Free Agent Tryout Camp and Super Combine, but due to the Terrible Weather Forecasts, including Freezing Weather, only 20 Players were able to Participate in the Event that was Highlighted by Four Players Who Broke  a 4.0 in The Pro-Shuttle and Two Other Players Who Ran in The 4.1’s of The Pro-Shuttle. 

Our Lestini Super Free Agents Had The Great Privilege to Be Able To Perform In This Incredible And Beautiful New University Of South Alabama Indoor Facility.

Although we were able to Use This Beautiful New University Of South Alabama Indoor Facility, The Weather Was Still A Huge Major Factor, because The Temperature was 35 Degrees when we Started The Lestini Super Combine at 10:00 A.M. When we had our Initial Team Meeting in The Center of The Indoor Facility Field, All of These Athletes were Fully-Covered with Long Sleeve Shirts and Coats. Then when we Started The Combine, with Coach Wes Courier Leading All of the Players in His Incredible and Spectacular Warm-Up Workout, All of The Players had to Disrobe “Down To Their Lestini Free Agent Combine Shirt with Their Player Number on it.

I, However, got to Keep-On Both of my Jackets, My Dallas Cowboys Wind Breaker and My Houston Oilers Winter Coat, because I was Really Cold.

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After Doing Some Intensive Research on These Lestini Professional Free Agents, I Found-Out That Several of These Lestini Free Agents Played in Some Various All-American Games After Their Senior Seasons. Five Lestini Free Agents Played in The Prestigious CanAm All-American Bowl Game Between The Canadian All-Stars and The American All-Stars.

Image result for Tyler Affa ProfileTyler Affa (#44) Was Defensive MVP in The Annual CanAm All-American Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Defensive MVP Tyler Affa of Seton Hill University Led The Five Lestini Free Agents as The Only Defensive Player while The Four Other Lestini Free Agents Included Wide Receiver Darius Clark of Newberry; SLOT Receiver Evan Cain of Western New England University; SLOT Receiver Marcus Campbell of LaGrange College; and Tight End Benjamin Galbraith of Delta State University.

Bradley “Stick” Jeffersonwas Also a Member of The Team USA All-American Eagles Team, which Faced The Mexico All-Stars in Olympic Stadium.

The Aztec Bowl, along with The All-American Bowl and CanAm All-American Bowl, Are Annual All-Star Games That Features Players from NCAA Division I, II and III Schools Across The Country. Players arrived on in Mexico City on Tuesday and began practice Wednesday. Players also had the opportunity to visit Aztec Ruins.

In The Aztec Bowl Game, Jefferson Earned MVP Honors For Team USA after Returning a Kickoff 99-Yards for a Touchdown.

The Lestini Professional Free Agents Had Some Incredible Speed Measurables!

In The Lestini Combine, Coach Ron Estay was The Coordinator of The Most Important Speed Measurable in The Pro-Agility Shuttle and he did another Amazing Job with his Pro-Shuttle Instruction as evidence that an Unbelievable Four Players Broke a “Mind-Boggling” 4.0 Flat and Another Incredible 7 of 13 Skill Players recorded an “Unbelievable” 4.2 Pro-Shuttle or Better and One Defensive End/Tight End Recorded an Incredible 4.31 Pro-Shuttle.

The Most Incredible Pro-Shuttle of The 2019 Lestini Super Combine was by #3 CB/KR Bradley Jefferson of Averett University with an “Unbelievable”
3.87 Pro-Shuttle and Another Amazing Pro-Shuttle was a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle
by #7 Defensive Back Kunle Ayinde of The University of Minnesota.

The Other Two Players who Broke The 4.0 Flat Pro-Shuttle Mark were #11 Slot Receiver Evan Cain of Western New England University with a 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and #2 Cornerback Dallin Finley, who I met on Saturday Night, in The Hotel Lobby, Ran an Outstanding 3.98 Pro-Shuttle.

Three Other Wide Receivers ran a 4.2 or Better Pro-Shuttle, including #1 WR Jazeric Peterson of Faulkner University with a 4.13 Pro-Shuttle; #6 WR Jeffery Barnett of Trine University with a 4.11 Pro-Shuttle; and #14 Jareth Embry of Belhaven University with a 4.15 Pro-Shuttle. These Three Outstanding Wide Receivers Would Join Slot Receiver #11 Slot Receiver Evan Cain With a 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and The Four Other Skill Players Who Recorded in The 3.9’s and 3.8 with Incredible Pro Shuttle in This Speed Measurable In The Super Combine.

Wide Receiver Embry Returned for his Second Lestini Super Free Agent Combine as he Recorded Some Incredible Speed Measurables, including a 4.37 Forty in The 2018 Lestini Super Combine

The Other Super-Star Athlete who had an Incredible Forty and Pro-Shuttle for his Position was #9 Tyler Affa and The Really incredible Fact About Affa is that he did not Play High School Football, but Walked-On at Seton Hill University and Lettered Two Years, after Staring at Lackawanna National Junior College. Affa is 6-1 and 235 and he Ran a 4.56 in The Forty and did a 4.31 in The Pro-Shuttle. He could Play DE, TE, FB, or Linebacker.

I am going to Rate Affa as a Tight End, because he made several Great Catches in The One-On-One Drills and he Impressed all of Our Lestini Combine CoachesThe Tight End/Defensive End MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.8 in The Pro-Shuttle and so Affa Received The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS in The Pro-Shuttle.

The Wide Receiver MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.6, so all Four Wide Receivers were given The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS. The Cornerback MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.6 and so All Three Defensive Backs were given The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS!

The One-On-One Player Drills Competition Was Really   Outstanding!

As I Explained before! The Weather was Really Cold. So, It Was Really Cold when These Lestini Free Agent Athletes Were Running Their Forty-Yard Dashes and While I had My Two Jackets and Three Shirts on to Keep Warm.

It was a Lot More Easy to Run a Pro-Shuttle and Do a Standing Broad Jump, but Running a Forty-Yard Dash in 35 Degree Temperature, is not Easy, so I have Concentrated on These Great Athletes, Their Incredible Pro-Shuttles, and Outstanding One-On-One Player Drills Competition.

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When we got through with The Super Combine Part of The Lestini Combine Camp, we realized that we had Three Great Wide Receivers, Three Great Slot Receivers, and Two Tight Ends, and all Eight were Outstanding in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition. Two of The Three Wide Receivers ran a 4.2 or Better Pro-Shuttle, including #1 WR Jazeric Peterson (6-0, 195) (#13) of Faulkner University with a 4.13 Pro-Shuttleand #14 Jareth Embry (6-0, 175) of Belhaven University with a 4.15 Pro-Shuttle.

The Other Outstanding Wide Receiver/Tight End was #4 Darius Clark (6-1, 220) of Newberry College who Recorded an Outstanding 4.29 Pro-Shuttle. I Will Rate and Rank Clark as a Potential Tight End, because he Would Rate and Rank Higher at That Position and He Could Become an Outstanding Tight End at The Next Level.

Slot Receiver #11 Evan Cain (5-9, 180) of Western New England University also Ran an Incredible 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and #6 WR Jeffery Barnett (5-7, 165) of Trine University Ran 4.11 Pro-Shuttle; and They Joined The Other Three Receivers Who Recorded Incredible Pro Shuttles in This Speed Measurable In The Lestini Super Free Agent CombineSlot Receiver#10 Marcus Campbell (5-9, 175) of LaGrange College Also Recorded a 4.34 Pro-Shuttle, and Campbell Made Some Great Catches in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.

Our Two Tight Ends were Incredible as they also ran Unbelievable Pro-Shuttles for a Big Tight End. Both Tight Ends were Also Unbelievably Impressive in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition as #31 Benjamin Galbraith (6-6, 255) of Delta State University Recorded an Unbelievable 4.29 Pro-Shuttle, while #9 Tyler Affa (6-1, 235) of Seton Hill University, Who Was One of The Most Impressive Players at The Lestini Combine, Recorded an Impressive 4.31 Pro-Shuttle.

We had Six Defensive Backs for our One-On-One Player Drills Competition against The Six Receivers, but we only had Three Cover Cornerbacks to Really Try and Attempt To Cover The Outstanding Wide Receivers, Slot Receiversand Tight Ends, but Those Three Cornerbacks had Incredible Speed Measurables.

The Most Incredible Pro-Shuttle of The 2019 Lestini Super Combine was Recorded by #3 Cornerback and Return Man Bradley Jefferson (5-7, 155) of Averett University with an “Unbelievable” and “Mind-Boggling” 3.87 Pro-Shuttle. Two Other Amazing Pro-Shuttles were a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle by #7 Defensive Back Kunle Ainde (5-11, 203) of The University of Minnesota and #2 Cornerback Dallin Finley (5-9, 189) of Southwest Minnesota State University, who I met on Saturday Night, in The Hotel Lobby, and who Ran an Outstanding 3.98 Pro-Shuttle

Although the Three or Four Cornerbacks Had Outstanding Speed Measurables and They Looked Extremely Fast in The Lestini Free Agent Super Combine  Forties, They Did Not Run Extremely Fast Forties, but They Were Extremely Quick and Extremely Aggressive in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.

Also, most of The Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs wanted To Play both Positions in The One-On-One Competition, which was Great, because I was able To Evaluate Their Speed and Quickness on Both Sides of the Football.

All of The Lestini Super Combine Coaches have helped John and Mary Jo Lestini to make this Super Free Agents Combine, The Greatest and Most Impressive Free Agents Super Combine in the Country,  for all 18 Years.

I would still have to say that the most exciting part for me as a Super Scout is to see all of these Great Athletes In Action and Showing Their Stuff” on Sunday in front of all of The Coaches and Scouts from various Professional Teams and Professional  Leagues. There were a Few Canadian Professional Teams at the Super Combine and Super Workout on Sunday.

A Special Thanks To Talent Scout Special Agent Tony Mangini who Helped Get The Following Free Agents To The Lestini Free Agent Combine, including: WR #4 – Darius Clark; FS #5 – Christopher Blanchard; WR #6 – Jeffery Barnett;  WR #10 –Marcus Campbell; SLOT #11 Evan Cain; RB #12 – Robert Catchings;  TE # 31 Benjamin Galbraith; and DT #59 – Jacob Banegas.

2018 NFL DRAFT TOP 32 MEARS RATINGS

TOP 32 SUPER GOLD MEARS RATINGS

1 RB/RET Saquon Barkley 5-11, 230, 4.33, 40, 4.13, 132, 30 Penn State 2,810 MEARS
2 ILB Roquan Smith                  6-0, 225, 4.42, 36, 4.29, 126, 25 Georgia 2,680 MEARS
3 QB Lamar Jackson                        6-2, 211, 4.32, 36, 40, 126, Louisville 2,672 MEARS
4 DE Bradley Chubb 6-3, 275, 4.72, 30, 4.32, 116, 28 North Carolina St 2,668 MEARS
5 NG Da’Ron Payne                  6-2, 308, 5.19, 28, 4.99, 106, 36 Alabama 2,666 MEARS
6 OC Billy Price                       6-4, 312, 4.88, 32, 4.68, 110, 36 Ohio State 2,664 MEARS
7 OG
Quenton Nelson      6-5, 330, 5.08, 26, 4.88, 106, 36 Notre Dame 2,662 MEARS
8 L-OT
Connor Williams               6-5, 315, 5.1, 30, 4.56, 106, 29 Texas 2,660 MEARS
9 QB Baker Mayfield                   6-3, 220, 4.64, 28, 4.47, 112 Oklahoma 2,652 MEARS
9 CB Denzel Ward                5-11, 191, 4.23, 40, 3.88, 131, 15 Ohio State 2,652 MEARS
11 NG Maurice Hurst             6-2, 290, 4.82, 30, 4.47, 116, 32 Michigan 2,650 MEARS
11 RB Ronald Jones             6-0, 200, 4.28, 38, 4.08, 128 Southern Cal 2,650 MEARS
11 WR Calvin Ridley                  6-1, 190, 4.36, 40, 4.15, 120 15 Alabama 2,650 MEARS
14 QB Josh Allen                            6-5, 237, 4.62, 34, 4.42, 116 Wyoming 2,644 MEARS
14 DT Vita Vea                     6-5, 332, 5.01, 26, 4.87, 106, 36 Washington 2,644 MEARS
16 WR/RET
D.J. Chark                          6-3, 196, 4.32, 40, 4.02, 32 LSU 2,642 MEARS
16 FS Minkah Fitzpatrick    6-0, 201, 4.42, 38, 3.87, 126, 20 Alabama 2,642 MEARS
18 LB Tremaine Edmunds 6-5, 250, 4.62, 36, 4.38, 118 Virginia Tech 2,640 MEARS
18 OT Mike McGlinchey 6-7, 315, 5.15, 26, 4.95, 103, 30 Notre Dame 2,640 MEARS
18 OT Martinas Rankin  6-5, 320, 5.02, 28, 4.82, 106, Mississippi St 2,640 MEARS
21 RB Derrius Guice                    5-11, 218, 4.36, 36, 4.26, 120, 20 LSU 2,636 MEARS
22 R-OT Orlando Brown  6-8, 350, 5.34, 26, 5.14, 103, 30 Oklahoma 2,635 MEARS
23 QB Sam Darnold             6-3, 220, 4.64, 28, 4.47, 112 Southern Cal 2,632 MEARS
24 QB Josh Rosen                              6-4, 218, 4.87, 34, 4.25, 114 UCLA 2,626 MEARS
25 CB/RET Mike Hughes                 5-11, 191, 4.33, 40, 4.03, 130 UCF 2,625 MEARS
25 WR James Washington    5-11, 210, 4.4, 39, 4.16, 126, 20 Okla St 2,625 MEARS
25 WR/RET Christian Kirk  5-11, 200, 4.3, 39, 4.22, 128 Texas A&M 2,625 MEARS
28 LB Leighton Vander Esch 6-3, 240, 4.56, 36, 4.36, 120 Boise St  2,624 MEARS
28 SS Derwin James     6-2, 211, 4.42, 38, 4.22, 118, 20 Florida State 2,624 MEARS
30 TE Mark Andrews       6-4, 254, 4,56, 32, 4,32, 120, 25 Oklahoma 2,622 MEARS
31 OG/OC Isaiah Wynn         6-3, 308, 4.95, 26, 4.72, 110, 32 Georgia 2,616 MEARS
32 CB Josh Jackson                               6-1, 192, 4.4, 38, 4.14, 126 Iowa 2,614 MEARS

 

2019 18TH ANNUAL LESTINI FREE AGENT MEARS RATING

LESTINI GOLD MEARS RATINGS

1 DE/TE   Tyler Affa             6-1, 235, 4.56, 33, 4.31, 109, 25, Seton Hill U 2,685 MEARS
2 WR/TE Darius Clark       6-1, 220, 4.53, 36, 4.29, 118, 20, Newberry    2,610 MEARS
3 WR/FS Jazeric Peterson 6-0, 195, 4.48, 38, 4.13, 122, 12, Faulkner U 2,590 MEARS
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WR/RET Jareth Embry     6-0, 175, 4.37, 40, 4.06, 128 Belhaven Univ 2,580 MEARS
5 CB/RET Bradley Jefferson  5-7, 155, 4.43, 38, 3.87, 111, 10 Averett U  2,576 MEARS
6 TE       Benjamin Galbraith 6-6, 255, 4.7, 34, 4.29, 116, 22 Delta State 2,570 MEARS
7 SLOT    Evan Cain  5-10, 185, 4.44, 38, 3.97, 109, 8, W New England U 2,555 MEARS 
8 CB            Dallin Finley 5-9, 189, 4.49, 38, 3.98, 119, 15 SW Minn Univ 2,543 MEARS
9 SS/CB     Kunle Ayinde   5-11, 203, 4.55, 36, 3.94, 120, 10, Minnesota  2,526 MEARS

 

1 DE/TE – Tyler Affa – Affa of Seton Hill University Was One of The Most Impressive Players at The 2019 Lestini Professional Super Free Agent Combine and his Story is One of The Most Impressive Stories That I have Ever Heard-Of in my 45 Years as a Super Scout.

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This Super-Star Athlete had an Incredible 4.56 Forty and an Impressive 4.31 Pro-Shuttle. These Speed Measurables Are Really Impressive  for his Position and The Really Incredible Fact About Affa (#44) is that he did not Play High School Football, but He Walked-On at Lackawanna Junior College, Lettered Three Years at Seton Hill University, and Then He Finished his College Career by Playing In The Annual All-American Bowl and Earning The Jim Marshall Defensive Player of The Game Award.

The Affa Story is Totally Mind-Boggling. He Did Not Play High School Football, because he had a 1.67 GPA. After his High School Graduation, he Continued To-Work in “Dead-End” Jobs with Absolutely No-Goals. Then, one day, It All Clicked and Affa Decided to Start Lifting Weights and Play College Football in College. And The Rest Is History!

Affa Walked-On at Lackawanna National Junior College in The Spring of 2014 and then Red-Shirted in The Fall of 2014. Affa, Then Played in 2015 and was an Outstanding Defensive Player and Earned a Scholarship To Seton Hill University where he Started for Three Years in 2016, 2017, and 2018After his Outstanding Senior Season, Affa was Invited To-Play in The All American Bowl Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota and by Recording 6 Tackles and 2 Quarterback Sacks, Affa Won The Jim Marshall Award for The Outstanding Defensive Lineman in The Game.

 Affa is 6-1 and 235 and he Ran a 4.56 in The Forty and a 4.31 in The Pro-Shuttle. He could Play DE, TE, FB, or Linebacker. I am going to Rate him as a Tight End, because he made several Great Catches in The One-On-One Drills and he Impressed all of Our Lestini Combine Coaches.

“It’s been a Very Interesting and An Exhilarating Run, but I’m not quite ready to hang up My Cleats Just Yet. I still believe I have a lot of growing and improving left to do, but with The Right Coaches, I know Anything is Possible,Tyler Affa

2 WR/TE Darius Clark – Clark (6-1, 220) Was an Outstanding Wide Receiver/Tight End of Newberry College Recorded an Outstanding 4.29 Pro-Shuttle. At First, I Thought That I would Rate Clark as a Tight End, but after Looking at his Highlight Film, and Seeing Him Make Two Absolutely Fabulous Deep Catches in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition, I Decided To Rate and Rank Clark as a Potential Wide Receiver, but Clark Can Definitely Play Both Positions. Although I Rated him as a Wide Receiver, as you can see in his Photo, Clark is a Real Physical Freak and he Could Also Become an Outstanding Tight End at The Next Level.

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Darius Clark was Selected to Play in The
CanAm All-American Bowl Game.

Darius Clark, From Wadmalaw Island St John’s High School in South Carolina. In his Newberry College Career, Clark Finished with 1,045 All-Purpose Yards, including 384-Yards Rushing, 264-Yards Pass Receiving, 397-Yards on Kickoff Returns, and 83-Yards Passing. He also Recorded 10 Tackles.

Walking into The Weight Room at Newberry College, Head Coach Todd Knight knew that a Huge Challenge was Getting Ready To ComeHis Football Team loves Neck Wrestling, a Grappling contest between Two Players that helps T0-Build The Neck Muscles, but while The Players Battle each other, Darius Clark calls out Knight. His Head Coach is The Best, and Clark wants The Crown.

Darius Clark Clearly Owns That Title of Being The Best on The Field“He’s never beat me, to be clear,” Joked Knight, a Former Assistant Coach at Charleston Southern. “But it just shows how much he wants to be The Best. Clark is Honestly The Most Competitive Player that I know.”

s a Super and Versatile Athlete, Clark was Selected to Play in The All-American CanAm Bowl Game. This All-American Bowl Game is Played Between The Canadian All-Star Free Agents and American All-Star Free Agents with Scouts From Both The NFL, CFL, and Various Other Pro Football Leagues in Attendance.

3 WR/FS – Jazeric Peterson – Peterson is an Absolute Wide Receiver Freak. On his Highlight Film, Peterson Made Some Incredible and Unbelievable Catches. I watched about 10 of his Plays and he made Several Incredible Catches, Including Two or Three Defenders on him and he made Several Deep Catches, including a Couple 75-Yard Touchdown Passes; One 85-Yard Touchdown Catch; and One 92-Yard Touchdown Catch.

Jazeric Peterson came up in the clutch last week as he caught the game winning TD to defeat Reinhardt 55-52!!! The eagles are now 4-0 & have started the season better than Faulkner ever has in their history. #faulkner #football #eagles #darkside #dial_it_up

Peterson (#13) also made an Unbelievable Game-Winning Touchdown Catch in a 55-52 Victory over Reinhardt as his Faulkner Football Team Started The Season with a 4-0 Record which was The Greatest Start in Their History.

In The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine, Peterson was One of The Most Impressive Players in The Combine and also The One-On-One Player Drills Competition. In The Lestini Combine, Peterson Recorded The Best Standing Broad Jump of The Combine with a Very Impressive 122-Inch Standing Broad Jump and he also Recorded an Outstanding 4.13 Pro-Shuttle.

Due to The 35 Degree Temperature, his Forty was not anywhere close to his Career-Best of 4.42 or his Hudl Best of 4.44. Peterson Recorded Two 4.62 Forties at The Lestini Combine, although I Actually Timed him with a 4.59 Clocking. I then Averaged his Best Two Forty Times and my 4.59 and Gave Him a 4.48.

In The Lestini One-On-One Player Drills, Peterson Might Have Been One of The Most Impressive Players as I had him with Five Outstanding Catches, including an Unbelievably Impressive 10-Yard Out Pattern with The Cornerback Covering him Extremely Close.

4 WR/RET – Jareth Embry –  Embry came-back for his Second Lestini Super Combine Camp, after Putting-Up Some “Mind-Boggling” Measurables at The 2018 Lestini Super Free Agent Combine with a 4.37 Forty, a 4.06 Pro-Shuttle, and an Outstanding 128 Standing Broad Jump. In The 2019 Lestini Free Agent Super Combine, Embry also Recorded Another Outstanding 4.15 Pro-Shuttle, but The Freezing Weather Probably Hindered His Best Measurable Efforts, but Embry is Still An Outstanding Player having some Incredible Speed and Agility Measurables. I have been in Scouting for over Four Decades and I have Occasionally Seen Players Record Some Measurables that Embry did at The 2018 Lestini Free Agent Combine. Embry as he ran the Fastest Forty with a 4.37 Forty and Tied with The Fastest Pro-Shuttle with a Fabulous 4.06 Pro-Shuttle.

In The 2018 Lestini Free Agent Camp Pass-Catching Drills, Embry made at least Three Unbelievable One-Handed Catches, with Absolutely “No-Drops” in The Passing Drills and then he made One of the Most Incredible and Most Incredible Catches of the Day in The Pass-Defense Drills against an Outstanding Cover Cornerback.

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In The 2019 Lestini Free Agent Camp Pass-Catching Drills, Embry  (#7) made Several Great Catches, Including One Incredible Post-Pattern, with a Great Cover Cornerback Covering-Him; another Incredible Go-Pattern; and a Tremendous 10-Yard-Out and Go for an Incredible  Touchdown.

Embry was an Outstanding Wide Receiver in The “Air-Raid” Passing Offense at Belhaven University and he is Unbelievable on his Highlight Film. Embry also Recorded an Outstanding 38-Inch and a 40-Inch Vertical Jump to go with his 23-Feet and 6-Inch Long Jump Record.

5 CB/RET/SLOT Bradley “Stick” Jefferson was The Highlight of The Lestini Pro-Shuttle with Two Incredible Pro-Shuttle Timings. His 3.87 Timing  was The Fastest of The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine and his other 4.13 was also Outstanding. His Best Pro-Shuttle at The Hudl Super Combine was a 4.2 Timing, but he also did an Outstanding 38-Inch Vertical Jump, a 4.41 in The Forty, and 10 Reps on The Bench Press. In his Lestini 40-Yard Dash, Jefferson Ran Two 4.47 Timings, Plus I Timed him in a 4.45, so I Averaged a 4.47, My 4.45, and his Hudl 4.41 and Gave Him a 4.43 Clocking.

Bradley JeffersonBradley Jefferson was a Member of The Team USA All-American Team, which Played The Mexico All-Stars.

Jefferson Played his High School Football at Washington-Wilkes High School in Washington, Georgia. In 2017, at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, Jefferson Blocked Two Kicks and in 2018, Jefferson and Two Other Senior Teammates Were Selected To Play in The Aztec All-American Bowl XLV in Mexico City. As a Cornerback and Return Specialist, Jeffersonwas a Member of The Team USA All-American Eagles Team, which Faced The Mexico All-Stars in Olympic Stadium.

The Aztec Bowl, along with The All-American Bowl and CanAm All-American Bowl, is an Annual All-Star Game That Features Players from NCAA Division I, II and III Schools Across The Country. Players arrived on in Mexico City on Tuesday and began practice Wednesday. Players also had the opportunity to visit Aztec Ruins. In The Aztec Bowl Game, Jefferson Earned MVP Honors for Team USA after returning a Kickoff 99-Yards for a Touchdown.

I Originally Rated and Ranked Jefferson as a Cornerback with a 2,515 MEARS RATING, but I then Rated him as a SLOT Back and Return Specialist with a 2,615 MEARS RATING and Averaged Both Ratings and Gave him a 2,565 MEARS RATING.

Jefferson finished his Averett Career as USA South All-Conference Selection and helped Averett To-Post an 8-2 Record and a 6-1 Record in League Conference Play. Jefferson made The All-Conference Team at Two Positions, as a Cornerback and Return Man, as he Set The USA South Record for The Longest Kickoff Return for Touchdown in The 2018 Season with a 100-Yard Kickoff Return in The Season Opener, Against Hampden-Sydney.

6 TE – Benjamin Galbraith – Galbraith From Olive Branch Lewisville High School, Mississippi and Delta State University, is an Outstanding Blocking Tight End, but he also has Great Hands as Demonstrated in The Lestini One-On-One Player Drills With Several Great Catches.

Although Galbraith Played in an “Air-Raid Passing Offense” Using Four Wide Receivers, at Delta State and he only Caught 11 Passes for 82-Yards and One Touchdown as a Senior, at The Lestini Super Combine One-On-One Player Competition, Galbraith Caught 8 Passes, including Two Outstanding Catches with Close Coverage by a Defensive Back.

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In The Lestini Combine, Galbraith Did an Incredible 4.29 Pro-Shuttle and an Outstanding 105 Standing Broad Jump, but with The Cold Weather, he only Ran a 5.09 Forty, so During a Break in The Combine, I asked him what his Best Forty and Vertical was and he Told me a 4.7 Forty and a 34-Inch Vertical Jump. He also said that he had done a 116-Inch Standing Broad Jump, and so, due to The Cold Weather, I gave him all Three Measureables.

Five Lestini Free Agents, Including GalbraithPlayed in The Prestigious CanAm All-American Bowl Game Between The Canadian All-Stars and The American All-Stars.

7 SLOT Wide Receiver – Evan Cain – Cain From Hudson High School in Massachusetts, West Field State University,and Western New England University is an Unbelievable, Versatile Receiver and Athlete who can play a Lot of Different Positions and he is Also a Great Leader, as he was Voted as a Senior Tri-Captain on his 2016 Western New England Team.

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On his Highlight Film, Cain was an Unbelievably Versatile Wide Receiver Freak. On his First Play on His Highlight Film, Cain Ran a Beautiful 10-Yard Stop-And-Go Pattern for a 60-Yard Touchdown. On his Second Play, he Ran a 10-Yard Out-And-Go for a 75-Yard Touchdown; and then on The Third Play, he Ran a Deep-Post Pattern for a 90-Yard Touchdown.

On Another Highlight Film, Cain Recorded Three 75-Yard Punt Returns For a Touchdown; a 95-Yard Kickoff Return For a Touchdown; and an 85-Yard Touchdown Catch. Cain Also Made Three Outstanding Catches in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.

In The Lestini Super Combine, Cain Ran an Incredible 3.97 Pro-Shuttle, but due toThe Cold Weather, he did not run his best Forty. His Best Forty at The Lestini Combine was a 4.59 Forty, but his Best Forty at The NFL Combine was a 4.44 and That is What I Gave Him.

In The CanAm All-American Bowl Game With Teammates Tyler Affa, Marcus Campbell, Darius Clark, and Benjamin Galbraith, Cain was The Prestigious “All-Out” Award Winner.

8 CB – Dallin Finley – Finley is a Great Two-Way Player who made several Great Plays on Offense and also on Defense. In the Passing Drills Player Competition, Finley (#7 In Photo) made at least Two Exceptional Catches and then in the Passing Defense, he again made at least Two Exceptional Pass Breakups and one Interception.

Finley Played his High School Football at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia where he was The Team MVP as a Senior in 2012 when he Recorded 61 Tackles, 3 Interceptions, and a Super Quarterback. Finley was also a Track Super-Star where he Ran a 10.8 in the 100-Meters and he also has Exceptional Strength (See Biceps in Photo) with an Unbelievable 375-Pound Bench Press.

In 2015, when Finley was a Sophomore, he Won The 100-Meters at The Red Raider Open with his 10.8 Clocking. His 4×100 Sprint Relay Team Clocked a 43.7 and Finished with a Second Place Finish.

On his Highlight Film, Finley is Outstanding and he looks a lot Faster on his Film than his Two Official 4.56 Forties that he Ran at The 2019  Lestini Free Agent Camp. I actually Timed him in a 4.53 Forty. At The Hudl Super Combine, Finley Recorded a 4.45 in the Forty; a 38-inch Vertical Jump; and a 4.22-Pro Shuttle. I averaged his 4.45 with my 4.53 and came-up with an Official 4.49 for his Forty Time.

9 SS/CB – Kunle Ayinde – Ayinde From Blaine, Minnesota Might have been One of The Most Impressive Players at The Lestini Professional Free Agents Combine, but His Outstanding Feats Might Have Been “Under-The-Radar” except for his Unbelievable and Incredible 3.94 Pro-Shuttle. First of All, his Best Pro-Shuttle at The Minnesota Pro-Day was a 4.4 Pro-Shuttle, but he has been Working and Training-Hard To-Improve His Best by Over 4 Seconds.

At The Minnesota Pro-Day Combine, Ayinde Recorded Some Outstanding Measurables with a 36 Vertical Jump, a 4.52 Forty, a 120-Inch Standing Broad Jump, and 10 Reps of 225 Pounds on The Bench Press. At The Lestini Professional Free Agent Combine, he Recorded Two 4.6 Forties, but I Timed Him with a 4.58 Forty and so I Averaged his 4.52, 4.6, and my 4.58 and gave him an Official 4.55 Forty. He did a 119-Inch Standing Broad Jump, but I Gave him his 120-Inch Standing Broad Jump at his Pro-Day. And then, Of Course, his Incredible 3.94 in The Pro-Shuttle Gave him The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING Points.

Hard-Work and Complete Dedication has Helped Ayinde in His Career, Ever Since The Ninth Grade when he Came-Out For Football for The First Time. After Four-Years of Hard Work and Dedication, it Really Paid-Off when The Minnesota Gophers Offered him a Preferred-Walk-On Opportunity and his Hard Work and Dedication, Again, Got him a Full Scholarship. In 2016, as a Fourth-Year Junior, Avinde Helped Lead The Gophers To Win a Trip to The Holiday Bowl and then in That Holiday Bowl, Avinde Recorded an Unbelievable “Pick-Six” Touchdown To-Clinch a 17-12 Victory over Washington StateThe “Pick-Six” was Ruled Not To Be a “Pick-Six”, but it led to The Winning Touchdown For The Minnesota Gophers.

Then as a Fifth-Year Senior, Ayinde (#4) was The Defensive Veteran for The Gophers and With Great Versatility With The Ability To-Play All Three Positions in The Gophers Secondary. ThenLate in The Season, The Gophers Secondary was Stretched-Thin With Injuries and Ayinde was Moved From Strong Safety to Cornerback and He Recorded a Career-High 9 Tackles, Including 8 Solo tackles, 1 Tackle for a Loss, and 1 Pass Breakup in a Huge 24-17 Victory over The University of Illinois. Ayinde Finished his 2017 Senior Year with 51 Tackles, including 37 Solo Tackles, 2.5 Tackles for a Loss, 5 Pass Breakups, and 1 Interception.

In The Lestini One-On-One Player Drills Competition, Ayinde Made Several Outstanding Defensive Plays, including One Great Deep Pattern that he Batted-Down The Ball and Another Batted-Down Pass on a Crossing Pattern. I thought that he had Excellent Speed and Capable To-Play All Three Positions in The Secondary at The Next Level.

“I Wake-Up Everyday and Thank The Lord For All His Blessings and I Make The Most of all of my Opportunities and “Big-Breaks” that Happen in My Life,” Kunle Ayinde.

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Kyler Murray Decides To Declare For The 2019 NFL Draft! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Kyler Murray Decides To Declare For
The 2019 NFL Draft!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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We all Thought That The Oklahoma Sooners Quarterback Kyler Murray (#1) (5-10, 195, 4.32) was Probably Not Going To Play in The NFL, because he had Already Signed a Multi-Million Dollar Contract To-Play Major League Baseball with The Baseball Oakland Athletics, who Drafted him #9 in The 2018 Major League Draft.

“The Baseball Career for Kyler Murray had always had a “Very Defined Path” which included playing Football for The Oklahoma Sooners, but for only in The 2018 Football Season,” Said his Agent Scott Boras.

The Problem with This “Very Defined Path” for Kyler Murray was that he Might become One of The Greatest Quarterbacks To Ever Play Quarterback in College and The Same Might Also be said about him in The NFL.

Murray is one of The Best Athletic Dual-Threat College Quarterbacks that I Have Ever Seen. He just has The Unbelievable Athleticism, and there is a reason that he was one of The Most Sought-After Recruits in The Country, but he is more than just a Great Athletic Dual-Threat Quarterback, because Murray has an Incredibly Quick-Release and He Throws Really Impressive Darts past Defensive Backs.

So, my Question is this and Since Murray Is An Athletic Freak! What Would Happen if Murray Won The Heisman Trophy Award and then Decided to Play in The NFL in 2019?

After weeks of Speculation, we now know that Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray has now decided to Declare for The 2019 NFL DraftAlthough Murray has Declared for The NFL Draft, it is not The Official End Of His Baseball Career with The Oakland Athletics who Drafted Him #9 in The 2018 Major League Baseball Draft and had Already Signed him to a Multi-Million Dollar Contract To-Play Major League Baseball. 

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When Murray Signed With The Oakland Athletics about a week after The Major League Baseball Draft, he Signed with The Strict Understanding that he was Definitely going to play One More Football Season for The Oklahoma Sooners as The Replacement for The Heisman Trophy Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield. He also Stated that he would be at The 2019 Baseball Spring Training for The Athletics.

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What is Really Interesting is that The Arizona Cardinals Hold The NFL #1 Draft Choice and their New Head Football Coach, Kliff Kingsbury, has already been Quoted as Saying that he would Draft Kyler Murray as The #1 Overall Selection in The 2019 Draft, if given the Chance.

An ESPN Scout Adam Schefter has Reported that The Arizona Cardinals are Prepared to do just that, Although They Had Already Drafted Super Quarterback Josh Rosen in The#10 Overall Selection in The 2018 NFL Draft.

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Coach Kingsbury has Made a Fabulous Reputation in Coaching Great Quarterbacks to Stardom as he has Already Coached Such Super-Stars Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M and Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech. It is also Pretty Obvious that Coach Kingsbury would love to be able to Coach Heisman Trophy Award Winning Quarterback Kyler Murray in his First Football Season with The Arizona Cardinals.

After Hearing About The Kyler Murray Decision, There was an Interesting Response from The Major League Baseball Response, as they Decided To Waive a Rule, at The Athletics Request To Prohibit Teams From Offering Draftees a Major League Contract.

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The Athletics were already prepared To Place Their Prize Draftee, Kyler Murray (In Photo), on Their 40-Man Spring Roster, and Essentially Fast-Tracking Him into The Baseball Major Leagues, in an Huge Effort to Convince Him to Stay With His Baseball Contract. The Athletics also Sent Some of Their Top High-Ranked Officers, Including Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane and General Manager David Forst in an Attempt to try to Convince him To Continue his Baseball Career.

Even after The Oakland Athletics Top Brass and The Top Major League Executives Efforts to get Murray to Change his Mind about going to The NFL instead of going to The Major League Baseball, Murray has Continued To Keep His Decision to Declare for The NFL.

The Difference In-Money is not that much, because Rookie Deals in The NFL Could Actually Duplicate his Baseball Signing Bonus and his Salary Could be Gigantic for a Heisman Trophy Winner. Also, as a #1 NFL Draft Choice, Murray Could Actually Be Guaranteed a Bigger Salary and Make More Money in Football.

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In The 2018 Heisman Trophy Season, Kyler Murray ( #1) Broke Two Of The Oklahoma School Records of The 2017 Heisman Trophy Winning Quarterback Baker Mayfield, as he Recorded a School Record of Total Offensive Yards With 5,362-Yards and Total Touchdowns Accounted For with 54 Touchdowns. Murray broke those School Records with One Fewer Games than Mayfield.

The Football Bowl Series had Never had a Quarterback in History who had Averaged 300-Yards Passing and 60-Yards Rushing, but in 2018, Heisman Trophy Winning Oklahoma Quarterback Kyler Murray Averaged an Incredible 311.5-Yards Passing and 71.5-Yards Rushing for The Entire Football Season.

 
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CHAPTER FIFTEEN – Most Unbelievable Facts To Remember About The Brownwood Texas State Championship!

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

Most Unbelievable Facts To Remember
About The 1960 Brownwood High School Texas State Championship!
By Max Emfinger

One of the Most Unbelievable Facts to Remember about The Brownwood High School 1960 Texas State Championship Team was that some of these Players, who had NEVER Played on the Varsity had Incredible Seasons. Everyone Expected the Six Returning Letterman to Play Extremely Well, including Seniors Strong End/DE Lawrence Elkins, OT/DT Ronney Moore, OT/DT Mike Greer, Fullback/Linebacker A.D. Carnes, QB Jimmy Herman, and Junior Tailback/Safety Max Emfinger, but some of the Other Starters were just Plain Mind-Boggling, because No Other Players had any Experience on the Varsity.

In Finishing The 1960 State Championship Season, I Rushed for 1,363-Yards and had 2,623-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage, Scored 10 Rushing Touchdowns, Threw Two Touchdown Passes to Elkins (San Angelo and Mineral Wells), Had Two 90-Yard Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns (Killeen and Weatherford), Had One 65-Yard Interception for a Touchdown (San Angelo), Had 4 Two-Point Conversions, Accounted-For 98-Points and Threw Two Touchdown Passesand Recorded 6 Interceptions on Defense, including Four Interceptions in One Game Against San Angelo and One Interception (Waco University and Graham).

In The 1961 Co-District Championship Season, I Rushed for 674-Yards and had 1,056-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage, Scored 9 Rushing Touchdowns, had Three Two-Point Conversions, 60-Points Scored and One Interception (Weatherford).

In 1959, As a Sophomore, With 177-Yards Rushing, 606-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage, Three Touchdowns, and One Two-Point ConversionMy Three-Year Varsity Career was as Follows:

2,214-Yards Rushing – 4,285-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage – 178-Points Scored – Two Touchdown Passes – 4 Interceptions in One Game – 7 Interceptions – 11.1 Yards Per Touch – 386 Touches –

Ben Elledge was a Super-Star Quarterback who was Fabulous as he led the Brownwood “B” Team to a Great 8-1 Season, Losing only to San Angelo Central, but then Beating Breckenridge Twice.

With the New Offense, using the 1-4 Cutback and 2-8 Cutback as Their Most Dominant Plays, it was of Vital Importance that the Two Offensive Guards and Center Needed to be Extremely Quick and Athletic and Senior Gerald Pitts at 149-Pounds and Junior Bobby Staudt at 162-Pounds were Incredible, to go with a 149-Pound Center David Smith in Pulling And Leading Through The HoleSpeedy Junior Wingbacks John Cadenhead at 152-Pounds and Junior Charles Coffey at 140-Pounds and Senior Strong End Lawrence Elkins at 178-Pounds would Double-Team the Defensive End. Junior Quarterback Ben Elledge, at 178-Pounds would join Fullback A.D. Carnes at 171-Pounds, and All Seven of These Super-Stars would Lead-Me around the Right End 1-4 Cutback or Left End 2-8 Cutback and then I would “Cutback” behind all of them for Huge Gains.

With Senior Ronney Moore at Strong Tackle, he would also be Blocking in the Cutback and Senior Mike Greer, who was the Weak-Side Tackle would go Downfield and Join Junior Quick End Eddie Daniel in making Key-Blocks in the Middle of the Field, after I had Broke-Away from all other Would-Be Tacklers.

On Defense, Juniors Ronnie Davis at 161-Pounds, Charles Coffey at 140-Pounds, and Terry Dummer at 165-Pounds were Extremely Great Defensive Players and Sometime Offensive Stars. Sophomores James Crow at 154-Pounds, Doug Young at 168-Pounds, Dale Wheelis at 184-Pounds and Grayson Wetzel at 150-Pounds were Outstanding Defensive Players, but Remember that all of the Starters played on Both Sides of the Line of Scrimmage.

Senior Quarterback Jimmy Herman at 149-Pounds and Senior Quick End Donnie Gersbach at 156-Pounds also made Great Offensive Plays as did Juniors Jimmy Thompson at 144-Pounds and Ronnie Middleton at 150-Pounds.

The 4-AAA 1960 All-District Team Included Several Brownwood Lions, including Quarterback Ben Elledge, Running Back Max Emfinger, Strong End Lawrence Elkins, and Quick Guard Gerald Pitts on Offense and on Defense with Tackle Ronney Moore, Linebacker A.D. Carnes, and Linebacker Eddie Daniel.

In that 1960 State Championship Game, I Rushed for 107-Yards on 16 Carries, had Two Pass Catches for 29-Yards, and a 46-Yard Kick-Off Return and Finished with 182 All-Purpose Yards and a 9.6-Yards Per Touch Average.

As a Football Player, in the Games that I Played-In, My High School Football Record was 28-2-1 in The Three Years on the Varsity Including a 1960 Football State Championship and then In Track, I was a Member of Two Regional Championships in 1960 and 1961 and a State Championship in 1962. I was the Only Three-Year Letterman in my 1962 Graduating Class in Both Football and Track.

After The 1961 Football Season, I was Selected All-District, All-Area, All-State, and All-American by Wigwam Wisemen of America. I was Very Excited about making The All-American Team as I joined Five other Brownwood High School Lion Legends, including some of my Heroes: QB Leondous Fry and OT Ben Woodson in 1952; RB Ray Masters in 1953; QB Tommy Butler in 1958; and End Lawrence Elkins in 1960. All of these Players have been Selected to The Gordon Wood Hall of Champions.

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The Incredible Drew Brees Story is The Most Incredible Story in History! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

The Incredible Drew Brees Story is The Most Incredible Story in History!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

January 13, 2019

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Forty-Two Years Ago, in 1976, I was living in Dallas, Texas and I was a Talent Scout for The Dallas Cowboys. Then, Twenty Years Later, I was living in Houston, Texas and I was in The Astrodome and Scouting a High School Senior from Austin, Texas. I’m positive that I lost you in those first two Sentences, so let me explain.

Twenty Years after 1976 was 1996 and I was living in Houston, Texas. I had just Founded The First High School Football Recruiting Service in 1979 and I was getting ready to go to The Texas 5A Semi-Finals Football Game in The Astrodome. I will always remember that this 5A Semi-Finals Game was going to be a really great game between a Very Talented Local Aldine High School Team against an Undefeated Austin Westlake TeamAt this Game in The Astrodome, I found out that the Austin Westlake Chaparrals had an Incredible Passing Quarterback and he was in Total Control of the Game from Start to Finish and the Chaps won that Game 42-21, sending them to The 1996 5A State Championship Game, again in The Astrodome on the Following Saturday, against another Super Football Team, Abilene Cooper.

After Austin Westlake easily beat an Always Tough Aldine Team, I decided to do some Research on This Westlake Super-Star, but Short, Quarterback. I knew that Drew Brees was not on my National High School Football Recruiting List or on any other College Football Recruiting Lists, but I also found-out that Brees had an ACL Injury as a Junior, but by leading his Team to a 15-0 Record and into The 5A Texas State Championship, this guy needed to be Recruited and Recruited by a Lot of Major College Football Teams.

I Immediately put Brees on my National Recruiting Top Players List and into the Max Emfinger’s National Recruiting Newsletter. With what I had already seen him do to a Powerful Aldine Team, I Rated and Ranked him as one of the Top Five or Six Quarterbacks in the Country and I could not wait until The 5A State Championship Game in The Astrodome.

In The 5A State Championship Game, I was on the Austin Westlake Sideline and I watched Brees with Great Interest on every single play and he was Incredible as he led his Chaps Team to an Unbelievably, Convincing 55-15 Victory over another Powerful Abilene Cooper Team and The Texas 5A State Football Championship.

In this 5A Texas State Championship Game, I also noticed that Brees had a Knee Brace on his Left Knee and after the Game, as I was leaving The Astrodome, I saw Brees and I was about to ask him how his Knee was doing, but some of his Teammates came-up to him and I decided not to try to ask him.

My 1996 December Recruiting Newsletter was Mailedthe next weekend and I put hisFinal Passing Stats in it that included 211 of 333 Attempts for 3,528-Yards and 31 Touchdowns. This was Impressive, but his 64% Completion Record was just as  Impressive. The Max Emfinger’s National Football Recruiting Newsletter was sent to Around 12,000 Individual Recruiting-Buffs and about 75 College Football Teams, including Purdue and Texas. Later, in December, I got another Call from Purdue Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator Jim Chaney and he asked me about this Quarterback named Drew Brees.

Purdue had just hired Head Coach Joe Tiller (In Blue Shirt) and Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator Jim Chaney (In Burgundy Shirt) from Wyoming and they were a little behind in their Recruiting and they were looking for some “Recruiting Steals” on some Super-Star Players that might have been “Flying Under the Radar” to most College Teams. I Never talked to Coach Tiller, but I had talked to Coach Chaney a couple times and I knew that they were looking for Players like Drew Brees, Andy Dalton, and Kliff Kingsbury for Their Unbelievable Passing Spread Offense.

Image result for Drew Brees and Jim Chaney PhotosI then got another call from Coach Chaney in January and he told me that he and Coach Tiller both really liked Drew Brees and that they were going to have him in for an Official Visit on the Final Weekend in January before National Signing Date on the First Wednesday in February.

While at Purdue, Chaney, along with Head Coach Tiller, (Both in the Photo Below, became known for using the “Spread Offense” which was Famously “Dubbed” as “Basketball-On-Grass” at a Time in College Football History when Almost all of The Great Football Teams were Using The Running-Game and The Passing-Game was Considered a Huge Novelty and The Passing-Game was not even-being used. Later, it became The Air-Raid Passing Attack Offense with My Good Friend and Coach Mike Leach.

The Purdue Offensive Game Plan Relied on a Strong Passing-Game and The Chaney Offense was one of The Most Successful Offenses in the Country. This was evidenced by the fact that Their Future Super Bowl Winning Quarterback, Drew Brees, was His Starting Quarterback from 1997-2000 and this Unbelievable Passing Offense Broke Numerous Purdue, Big-10, and NCAA Passing Records.

New Georgia Head Football Coach Kirby Smart made his first big hire as The Georgia Head Football Coach when he made Coach Jim Chaney The New Bulldog Offensive Coordinator and Leader of his Georgia Offense. While Chaney has spent six of the last seven years of his career in the SEC, Many of the Bulldog Fans may not know much about the Long-Time Incredible Offensive Coordinator.

New Orleans Quarterback Drew Brees put up Fabulous Stats under Jim Chaney at Purdue With 11,560-Yards and 90 Touchdowns.

Coach Jim Chaney Gets New Job

After Three Incredible Years as The Georgia Offensive Coordinator, Coach Jim Chaney (In Photo Below) Has Agreed to a Three-Year, $4.8 Million Contract, with The Rival Tennessee Vols, that runs through January 31, 2022. In his New Contract, Chaney will Earn $1.5 Million in The 2019 Season, with an $100,000 Increases in each of the Next Two Seasons.

One huge Ironic Fact was the Fact that although Drew Brees Lived in Austin, Texas and only a Few Miles away was The University of Texas, but he was not Recruited by the Longhorns, because they had already Recruited Two Quarterbacks and had Verbal Commitments from both of them. The Longhorns thought that both of these Commitments Were Outstanding.

At that time, one of The Longhorn Recruits was a 6-1 Athletic Quarterback Named Major Applewhite of Baton Rouge Catholic, Louisiana, and I saw him play in Baton Rouge and I Thought He Was One Of  The Top Quarterback’s in the Country.

The other Longhorn Quarterback Recruit was a 6-4 No-Huddle Passing Quarterback Named Greg Ciero of Anaheim Servite, California. He also was a Top Quarterback and he had a lot of Raw PotentialAs Freshmen, neither of these two Great Longhorn Quarterbacks would have to play, because they would both be playing behind Senior Super-Star James Brown.

Then, As a Sophomore, Applewhite became a Texas Super-Star, while Ciero Transferred to Polomar Junior College and then was Selected Junior College All-American before Transferring to Baylor University. The Irony was that all Three Quarterbacks that could have ended-up as a Texas Longhorn Became Super-Stars in 2000.

Although the ABC Quarterback Club of Applewhite, Brees, and Ciero were Highly Successful; only one of those Three Quarterbacks was Sitting in New York at both the 1999 and 2000 as Finalists for The Heisman Trophy Award.

Brees did not have an Eye-Popping Freshman Campaign, at Purdue, but Coach Chaney gave him a chance to be the Starting Quarterback for The Boilermakers Spread Offense as a Sophomore. Brees, then was so Unbelievably Impressive, as a Sophomore, Brees was Selected by his Teammates as the Boilers Team Captain in both his 1999 and 2000 Seasons.

After Finishing Fourth in the 1999 Heisman Trophy Voting, Brees had a chance to Come-Out Early for The 1999 NFL Draft, but he Decided to Stay With Coach Tiller and Coach Chaney and he decided to Come-Back for his 2000 Senior Season. In that Senior Season, Brees led The Boilermakers to Last-Minute UPSET Victories over both Ohio State and Michigan, giving Purdue, Coach Tiller, and Coach Chaney their First Big-10 Championship in Three Decades.

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a Trip to Pasadena!

Boilermaker Fans, had you ever thought we could be going to The Rose Bowl,” Brees Shouted to the Fans as he Accepted the Big-10 Championship Trophy. “This is, by far, The Greatest Moment of my Life, so Far,” Brees Further Said.

In that Game Against Indiana and Against Another one of my Long-Time, Good Friends, Head Coach Cam Cameron, Brees threw for one Touchdown and ran for another Touchdown. He Completed 20 of 29 Passes for 216-Yards and ran for another 85-Yards, giving him 301-Yards of Total Offense as he became the First Quarterback to lead The Boilermakers to Pasadena since Bob Griese. It was their First Big-10 Championship in 34 Years.

2000 Heisman Trophy Finalists L to R: QB Drew Brees, Purdue; Heisman QB Chris Weinke, FSU; RB LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU; and QB Josh Heupel, Oklahoma.

After another Fabulous Season, Brees was again Selected as a Finalist for The Heisman Trophy Award. The Top Four in the Heisman were Heisman Trophy Award Winning QB Chris Weinke of Florida State; QB Josh Heupel of Oklahoma; QB Drew Brees of Purdue; and RB LaDainian Tomlinson of TCU.

These Four Super-Star College Football Players were Sitting in New York City on December 9, 2000 for The Heisman Trophy Award.

The 2000 Heisman Trophy Award Re-United Two Great Football Players from Texas, including Brees from Austin Westlake and Tomlinson from Waco University, just  a few miles apart on I-35. In Fact, I lived in Austin, twice for Two Years and Waco twice for Six Years.

Brees and Tomlinson had both played together in a Texas High School All-Star Football Game and had become Great Friends after their High School Football Season and now these Two Great Texas Football Players were together again in New York City as Finalists for the Heisman Trophy. “Wouldn’t it be Great if we could both play on the same NFL Team,” Tomlinson told Brees in New York City.

Brees left Purdue with “Mind-Boggling” Stats and one of the Most Impressive Quarterbacks in Big-10 History as he broke Two NCAA Passing Records, 13 Big-10 Records, and 19 Purdue Passing Records. Some of these Records are still standing, including his 1,026 Completions for 11,815-Yards Passing, and 90 Touchdown Passes. His 12,692-Yards of Total Offense was also a Record. He also had Seven 400-Yard Games and Sixteen 300-Yard Games.

So now it’s time for The NFL Draft, but before the 2001 Draft, Brees attended The 2001 NFL Scouting Combine where he did much better than most NFL Scouts had expected. All of The NFL Scouts knew that he was about Six-Foot, but they did not know that he was so Quick as he Shocked them when he ran an Amazing 4.21 in the Pro-Shuttle and Ran a 4.83 Forty at the Scouting Combine, but on Pro-Day, he improved that Forty Time to a Great 4.67Also Remember that a lot of NFL Passing Quarterbacks can not run a 5.0 Forty.

I will NEVER forget The Night on The Dan Patrick Show when Brees Laughingly read his NFL Draft Profile on the Air: “There is a Question about Drew Brees ability to throw the Deep Pass; but his Accuracy is a Question, and of course, his Height is a Question.” – Brees Laughingly Said.

Although Brees did not have Great Height, he had Incredible Passing Stats and Shockingly Great Measurables for a Passing Quarterback; but he was not Drafted until The San Diego Chargers took him in the First Pick of Round Two in the 2001 Draft which was the #32 Overall Selection.

Sometimes, The Lord works in Strange Ways his Miracles to Perform. In The 2001 NFL Draft, The San Diego Chargers selected RB LaDainian Tomlinson as their #1 Draft Choice.

Everyone thought that Drew Brees would be Drafted in the First Round of the 2001 NFL Draft, but too many NFL Teams believed that he was Too Short to become a Great Passing Quarterback in the NFL, but if he was Drafted in The First Round, he Would Have NEVER Been able to Play onThe Same Team with his Good Friend, From Texas.

The San Diego Chargers Got Two Incredible Texans in The 2001 NFL Draft Picks That Were Both Heisman Trophy Award Candidates in RB LaDainian Tomlinson and QB Drew Brees!

The Miracle that was Performed was that the San Diego Chargers were able to Re-Unite these Two Texans, Brees and Tomlinson, as they were able to Select Brees in the First Draft Pick of the Second Round of the NFL Draft to go with their #5 Overall Selection of Tomlinson in The First Round. The Chargers were able to get an Unbelievable Two Super-Star Players that were both in New York City for the Heisman Trophy Award.

With the help of The Miracle of Re-Uniting with his Texas Friend LaDainian Tomlinson, Brees began his NFL Career in 2002, with The San Diego Chargers. Then Two Years Later, with My Friend and Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron, Tomlinson, and Brees helped lead The Chargers to a Division Championshipwhile Tomlinson was Selected All-Pro and Brees was Selected to the 2004 NFL Pro Bowl.

These Two 2001 NFL Super Draft Picks (#9 QB Drew Brees) and (#21 RB LaDainian Tomlinson) Of The San Diego Chargers Helped The Chargers in 2004 To Win Their First Divisional Championship In A Decade And Both Players Are Future NFL Hall Of Fame Players!

Then Nine Months Later, in 2005, after suffering a Really Bad Shoulder Joint Dislocation and a 360 degree tear of his Labrum and Rotator Cuff, Brees became an NFL Free Agent.

In the last game of the 2005 Season, Brees should not have been playing in the Game. The Chargers were 9-6, but they had absolutely no chance of improving their NFL Playoff Seeding as the Game started. However, General Manager A.J. Smith and Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer had already started a War that would eventually lead to the Departure of Schottenheimer from The Chargers, because of the Quarterback Position War.

In his Rookie Season, Philip Rivers, although he was seen as the future Chargers Franchise Quarterback, was named as the Third Team Quarterback on The Chargers Roster behind Brees and Doug Flutie.  By not Starting Rivers, in the Last Game, it looked like it was a Punishment for Rivers, because he was a Hold-Out and missed part of The Training Camp. In this Last Game of the Season, Schottenheimer made the decision to start Drew Brees in a Meaningless Game so that the fans would not see their Young Future Super-Star Philip Rivers.

So, here is what happened. Standing in his own End-Zone, Drew Brees was Sacked by a blitzing John LynchHe fumbled The Football when he was hit, and when he dove back on top of the Football, Brees was Crushed by Gerald Warren in a Bone-Rattling Tackle. Brees left the Football Game in obvious pain and he then handed the team over to Philip Rivers.

As Brees became a Free Agent after that 2005 Season, he was not expected to return to The Chargers, because they had already Committed a Lot of Money to Quarterback Philip Rivers. The Chargers eventually designated Brees as their Franchise Player, giving him a One-Year Contract that quadrupled his pay to $8 Million for the 2005 Year. Under the terms of a Franchise Player Contract, Brees would then be Eligible to be Traded or Sign with another NFL Team, but The Chargers would then Receive two future #1 Draft Choices in return. Brees was not traded and continued as Starting Quarterback for the remainder of the 2005 Season.

At this time, there were Two NFL Teams that needed a Quarterback and those Two Teams were The Miami Dolphins and The New Orleans Saints. The Saints were coming off of a Horrible 3-13 Record, and Dealing with Hurricane Katrina, but they had just hired a new Head Football Coach named Sean Payton and Brees wanted to Sign with a Team that would Guarantee him a Starting Quarterback Spot.

The Dolphins wanted to Sign Brees, but The Dolphins did not want to offer him as much money as The Chargers and they would not Guarantee him a Starting Quarterback Spot. With new Head Football Coach Sean Payton, The Saints Offered The Same Salary as The Chargers, but Coach Sean Payton (In Photo Below with #9 Brees) was willing to Guarantee him a Starting Quarterback Spot if he could get Healthy before coming to The Saints Training Camp.

It only took Brees one trip to Katrina Stricken New Orleans to know that he Could make a huge difference in The Saints Football Team and also the People of New Orleans. So he Signed with The New Orleans Saints, got Healthy before Training Camp, and then led them to an Unbelievable 10-6 Record in his First Season.

After Signing with The Saints, Drew Brees Earned Nine Trips to The Pro Bowlwas a 2006 NFL All Pro Team Selection; was 2006 Walter Payton Player of the Year; was 2008 and 2011 Offensive Player of the Year; and was Super Bowl XLVI Super Bowl Game MVP Against The Indianapolis Colts. Brees was also Selected 2004 Comeback Player of the Year; and was also Selected in 2011 by Sports Illustrated as Sportsman of the Year.

After Playing in 17-Years in The NFL; Playing Five Years with The Chargers and Twelve Years with The Saints. His Hall of Fame Career Stats in 249 Games, included 6,222 Completions out of 9,294 Attempts for 70,445-Yards Passing and an Incredible 488 Touchdown Passes.

Brees takes Great Pride in his On-The-Field Performances, but he also takes Great Pride in his Community Service Endeavors. Drew and his Beautiful Wife, Brittany, Established The Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 and since then have Contributed and Committed almost $25,000,000 to help improve the quality of life for Cancer Patients and To-Provide Care, Education, and Other Outstanding Opportunities for Children and families in need. Brees has also proudly participated in five USO Trips to Kuwait, Iraq.

Afghanistan, Germany, Turkey, Djibouti, Dubai, Okinawa, and Guantanamo Bay.

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Drew Brees and Beautiful Wife Brittany!

This Special Drew and Brittany Brees Couple was Married in 2003 and Their First Baby BoyBaylen Robert Breeswas Born on January 15, 2009, which was Drew’s 30th Birthday.

Then, Their Second Baby Boy was Born in 2010 and he was Named Bowen Christopher Brees. Their Third Baby Boy was Named Callen Christain Brees and was born in 2012.

The Drew Brees Family got even bigger in 2014 when Brittany gave birth to Their First Baby Girl and Daughter, in Rylen Judith Brees.

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 This Special Brees Pair Announced the Special Arrival of Their First Daughter with a Tweet on Twitter,  just before they Announced Her Arrival to The Media, just before Practice.

It Melted My Heart To Watch My Daughter Being Born Last Night,” said Drew Brees. “I got to take the snap so to speak and catch her on her way out and That Memory will be a Memory that I will Have Forever.”

THE INCREDIBLE DREW BREES CAREER!

Brees led his Austin Westlake High School Football Team to The Texas 5A State Football Championship; led his Purdue College Team to The Big-10 Football Championship; led his San Diego Chargers NFL Team to a Divisional Football Championship; and led the New Orleans Saints NFL Football Team to The Super Bowl Football Championship.

What more can I say about Drew Brees?

 

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Clemson Tigers Win CFP National Championship! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Clemson Tigers Win College Football Playoffs National Championship!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

In The 2018 National Championship Game between The Alabama Crimson Tide and The Clemson Tigers, The Tigers Produced One of The Most Impressive and Dominant CFP National Championship Performances in College Football History in The Amazing 44-16 Clemson Tigers Victory over The Alabama Crimson Tide

This Game was going to be an Unbelievable History-Making Championship Game. First of all, both Teams had Posted a 14-0 Record for The 2018 Football Season and The Winner of The Game Would Become The First Team in College Football History to Finish The Football Season with a Perfect 15-0 Record. This was also The Fourth Season In-a-Row that Both Alabama and Clemson would Play in The CFP National Championship College Football Four-Team Playoffs, and The Third Time that these Two Teams would Play in The National Championship Game.

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With this 2019 College Football National Championship Trophy, Coach Dabo Swinney has been Awarded This Trophy Two Times, out of The Five Trophies that have been Awarded since 2015 and Second Trophy in Three Seasons

“We are gonna enjoy this one,” said Swinney. “We’ve got a Nice-Spot to put our New National Championship Trophy in our Facility, right next to that other Trophy. We’ve got Twins,” said Swinney.

With this Impressive 44-16 Clemson Victory on Monday, The Tigers have now Won Two of The Three Games, as they Added Another National Championship to Their 2016 National Championship. The Tigers, With Head Coach and Long-Time Friend, Coach Swinney, looks-like the only Football Program in The Country that Dares to Disrupt The Incredible Alabama College Football Dynasty. The Tigers also look-like The Only College Football Team that has The Overall Football Talent To-Challenge The Crimson Tide and any other College Football Team for The National Championship.

The Crimson Tide still have Won Five National Championships since The 2009 Football Season, but in the Last Three Seasons they have Lost Two National Championship Games to Coach Swinney and The Clemson Tigers.

Image result for Trevor Lawrence PhotosTrue Freshman Quarterback Trevor Lawrence (#16) Passed for 347-Yards and 3 Touchdowns and Justyn Ross (#8) Caught Six Passes for 148-Yards and 2 Touchdowns as The #2 Ranked Clemson Tigers Defeated The #1 Ranked Alabama Crimson Tide by a 44-16 Score on Monday Night in The Fifth College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

If you Watched This National Championship Game, you would Understand how Impressive The Football Talent is for The Clemson Tigers and Their Unique and Unbelievable Camaraderie between The Tiger Players and Coaches. Many of The Clemson Defensive Super-Stars Came Back for Their Senior Year to Help Head Coach Dabo Swinney and Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables To Win The National Championship.

I have been Evaluating Football Players for 48 Years and I have Never-Seen a better Quarterback Prospect than Trevor Lawrence. He has a Super Strong Arm and he Throws a Really Hard and Accurate Pass that his Talented Wide Receivers Can-Catch Quickly and Head To The End-Zone.

Lawrenceis a#1 Overall NFL Draft Selection in The 2021 NFL Draft and his Freshman Wide Receiver Teammate, Justyn Ross, will Join-Him in The 2021 First Round Draft, as he was Also Sensational in This Game as he made Several Incredible Catches, Including a Couple One-Handed Catches. Sophomore Wide Receiver Tee Higgins also made Several Incredible Catches and he will be a #1 Draft Choice in The 2020 NFL Draft.

TheTwo Clemson Super Stars are Still Teenagersjust out of High School. Lawrence Turned 19 in October and Ross Turned 19 a Couple Months Later in December. Think about what Lawrence at 6-6 and with The Unbelievable and Incredible Poise of Another Drew Brees, Tom Brady, or a Peyton Manning and Throwing Passes to Ross at 6-4, who is a Wide Receiver With Uncanny Athleticism and Acrobatic with Numerous One-Handed Catches.

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Ross (#8) Caught Six Passes for 148-Yards and 2 Touchdowns in The CFP Semi-Finals Game Against Notre Dame and with Those Numbers, he was Selected to The Super Scout All-American Bowl Game Team. Then, with his Six Catches for 153-Yards in The National Championship Game, Ross Joined Lawrence and was Selected to The All-American Bowl Team for The Second TimeIn Both Games, Ross Recorded his Best Two Games of The 2018 Football Season. Also Remember that Both Ross and Lawrence were in High School Last Football Season.

The Unbelievable Ross made an Incredible Juggling Catch, another Incredible One-Handed Catch, and then Broke For Still Another Mind-Boggling and Incredible 74-Yard Touchdown about Midway through The Third Quarter that Gave The Tigers a Tremendous 37-16 Lead and then we saw Coach Swinney High-Stepping Up-And-down the Sidelines.

Then, they will Also have help from Super Sophomore All-American Running Back Travis Etienne who also was Very Impressive as he Rushed for 86-Yards, including a 17-Yard Touchdown Run and a 1-Yard Touchdown. Etienne also Caught a Short 5-Yard Touchdown Pass, from Lawrence, giving him 91-Yards of All-Purpose Offense and 3 Touchdowns in The Victory.

Many of The Clemson Tigers Top Talented Players in The National Championship Game were Freshmen or Sophomores Skill Players, including Freshman Quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Freshman Wide Receiver Justyn Ross, Sophomore Wide Receiver Tee HigginsSophomore Running Back Travis Etienne, Sophomore Cornerback A.J. Terrell, Sophomore Outside Linebacker Isaiah Simmons, and Junior Cornerback Trayvon Mullen.

Those Talented Underclassmen Players were Sensational Skill Players, but The Junior and Senior Players who Came-Back for their Senior Seasons, after Considering The 2018 NFL Draft are just as Talented and they will be High 2019 NFL Draft Choices. I would Say that at Least Three of These Clemson Super Stars will be #1 Draft Choices in The 2019 NFL Draft.

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The Clemson Super Stars Include Defensive Tackle Christian Wilkins (# 42), Defensive End Clelin Ferrell, EDGE RUSH End Austin Bryant, Inside Linebacker Kendall Joseph, and Cornerback Mark Fields.

The Amazing Wilkins Earned All-American Honors in each of his Four Seasons for Clemson. As a Senior, Wilkins Recorded 50 Tackles, Including 15 Tackles for a Loss, 6 Quarterback Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Blocked Kick, 2 Pass Breakups, and 6 Quarterback Sacks.  Wilkins also Rushed for an Amazing Two Touchdowns.

Wilkins was Honored By Receiving The Prestigious Campbell Award Trophy as The National Scholar Athlete of The Year. He Graduated last December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a Great 3.33 Grade Point Average and became The First Clemson Scholarship Football Player To-Complete a Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 Years. Wilkins has also Received his Masters’s Degree in Athletic Leadership and Wanting To-Make a Difference off The Field, Wilkins became a Certified Substitute Teacher During The 2018 Off-Season.

The Incredible Junior and Senior Clemson All-American Players Include The Following Players:

DT – Sr Christian Wilkins (6-4, 315, 4.82) All-American, #1 Draft Choice 
DE – Jr Clelin Ferrell (6-5, 265, 4.62, 32, 4.4) All-American, #1 Draft Choice 
DT – Jr Dexter Lawrence (6-4, 350, 5.0) Frosh All-American, #1 Draft Choice
EDGE – Sr Austin Bryant
(6-6, 268, 4.71, 33, 4.31) All-American, #1 Draft Choice
OG – Sr Mitch Hyatt 
(6-5, 310, 4.93, 30, 4.59) All-American, #1 or #2 Draft Choice
OLB – Jr Tre Lamar
(6-4, 250, 4.6) Butkus Award Finalist, #1 or #2 Draft Choice
ILB – SR Kendall Joseph 
(6-0, 235, 4.62, 32, 4.32) #2 or #3 Draft Choice
CB – Jr Trayvon Mullen (6-2, 190) Championship D-MVP#2 or #3 Draft Choice
CB – Sr Mark Fields
(5-11, 190, 4.33, 38, 4.13) #3 or #4 Draft Choice

“We are 15-0, Beat The Best Team Ever, and nobody is Taking That Away from us,” said Clemson All-American Defensive Tackle Christian Wilkins

Clelin Ferrell (#99 )led Clemson with 55 Tackles, Including 20 Tackles for a Loss, 11.5 Quarterback Sacks, 3 Forced Fumbles, 1 Fumble Recovery, and 13 QB pressures. Ferrell also was Selected to The Prestigious Ted Hendricks Trophy Award as The Top Defensive End in The Country. In The Championship Game, Ferrell Recorded 1.5 Tackles for a Loss and Made One of The Most Impressive Individual Defensive Plays of The Game as he Dragged-Down Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoaas he Escaped To The Left on a Fourth Down Play Inside The Red Zone in The Third Quarter.

Image result for Clelin ferrell PhotosJust minutes after The Clemson Tigers Stunned The Alabama Crimson Tide in The CFP National Championship Game, The Recruiting Season Started.  

Following The Incredible 44-16 Clemson Victory, The Tigers All-American Defensive End Clelin Ferrell grabbed the microphone and delivered a quick, “Suge” Knight-Inspired Promo to all The Highly Recruited, Touted High School Football Players Across The Country.

“For any recruits out there, if you wanna come to a Football Program where you gotta worry about your Head Coach all up in the locker room, and Dancing, come to Clemson Death Valley!”

“Our guys had The Eye of The Tiger and I’m so proud for our Seniors to be able to go out with a 15-0 Record and Truly be The Best Team Ever,” said Coach Swinney. There was a lot of talk about The Best Team Ever all year long,” Swinney said in talking about Alabama.

“We were never in that Conversation. But tonight, there’s No Doubt. First 15-0 Team, and we had to beat Notre Dame and to beat Alabama. This team won 13 games by 20 points or more and were led by an Unbelievable and Amazing Group Seniors. I‘m just thankful to be a part of it, said Swinney.”

The Incredible Freshman and Sophomore Clemson Future High Draft Choices Include The Following Players:

QB – Fr Trevor Lawrence (6-6, 205, 4.73) Bowl Game MVP, 2021 #1 Draft Choice
WR – Fr Justyn Ross (6-4, 294, 4.41) 2 Bowl Game Teams, 2021 #1 Draft Choice
RB – So Travis Etienne
(5-10, 200, 4.42, 38, 4.13) All-Amer, 2020 #1 Draft Choice
WR – So Tee Higgins (6-4, 210, 4.33, 40, 4.08) 2020 #1 Draft Choice
LB – So Isaiah Simmons
(6-4, 225, 4.64) 2020 #2 or #3 Draft Choice
CB – So A.J. Terrell
(6-2,190, 4.42, 37, 4.13) All Bowl Team, 2020 #2 Draft Choice

Image result for Travis etienne Photos Against AlabamaClemson had Five Players Voted to The Atlantic Coast Conference All Conference Team and Travis Etienne Led The Conference in VotingIn The National Championship Game, Super RB Travis Etienne (#9) Rushed for 86-Yards, including a 17-Yard Touchdown Run and a 1-Yard Touchdown. Etienne also Caught a Short 5-Yard Touchdown Pass, from Lawrence, giving him 91-Yards of All-Purpose Offense and 3 Touchdowns in The Victory.

Etienne, From Jennings, LouisianaWas a First Team ACC All-Conference Player, and was Selected First Team All-American by ESPN and Second Team All-American by The AP and Walter Camp. In The 2018 Season, Etienne Rushed for 1,658-Yards and 24 Touchdowns and an 8.1 Yards Per Carry Average. The NFL is Projecting Etienne as a 2020 #1 Draft Choice

Image result for Tee Higgins Photos in Alabama GameTee Higgins(#3) is an Unbelievable Wide Receiver who was The Top-Rated High School Recruit in The 2017 Recruiting Class After he Caught 68 Passes for 1,044-Yards and an Incredible 18 Touchdowns at Oak Ridge Tennessee High SchoolHiggins (6-4, 210, 4.33, 40, 4.08) Recorded Some Fabulous Measurables With a 4.33 Forty, 40-Inch Vertical Jump, and a 4.08 Pro Shuttle.

 “Tee Higgins is one of The Most Talented Kids I’ve ever seen on a Football Field,” Said Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney on watching Higgins play in high school.

Do you think that all of these Clemson Super Stars have Coach Swinney Drooling about More CFP National Championships in The Very Near Future.

Now is the Time.

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