2011 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE OVERVIEW – Wide Receivers

Super Wide Receiver Julio Jones

2011 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE OVERVIEW – WIDE RECEIVERS
By
Super Scout Max Emfinger
February 29, 2011
 

In the four-day NFL Scouting Combine, there were six wide receivers who tested exceptionally well and they certainly have the talent to become a high draft choice, if not a #1 Draft Choice. My guess is that three or four of the six will become #1 Draft Choices. There were also six or seven other wide receivers who did not test as well, but are great “Playmakers” and who will be drafted in the early rounds.
 
Thumbnail Julio Jones (6-3, 220, 4.34) of Alabama did phenomenal in the Combine and then we find out that he had a broken bone in his foot. With a 38.5-inch vertical jump; a 4.25 in the pro-shuttle; a 135 Standing Broad Jump; and 17 Reps on the 225 bench press; I don’t see how he could have done too much better if he was well. Jones finished with the second highest MEARS RATING with 1,975 MEARS RATING.
 
  Jon Baldwin of Pittsburgh had the second best MEARS RATING of all of the wide receivers. Baldwin (6-4.5, 228, 4.49) did an amazing 42-inch vertical jump; did a 129 Standing Broad Jump; did a 4.34 in the shuttle; and did 20 reps of 225 in the bench press to finish with a 1,956 MEARS RATING.One of the biggest shocks in the wide receiver group was Edmund Gates (6-0, 192, 4.31) who is from Abilene Christian University really put-on a show as he recorded a 4.31 in the forty; did a 40-inch vertical jump; did a 131 Standing Broad Jump; and did 16 Reps of 225 on the bench press to record an unbelievable 1,949 in the MEARS RATING.

The #4 wide receiver was Torrey Smith (6-1, 204, 4.41) of Maryland who recorded a great 41 vertical jump; did a 4.13 in the shuttle; a 126 Standing Broad Jump; and 19 reps on the 225 pound bench press. With this outstanding effort, Smith recorded a great 1,938 MEARS RATING.

If you would have told me that I wasn’t going to talk about Georgia Wide Receiver A.J. Green (6-4, 211, 4.48, 34.5 VJ, 4.21 SH, 126 SBJ, 18 Reps) until now, I would have thought that you were crazy. Green is a Freak and he may be the first wide receiver taken in the Draft, but he did not score but a 1,932 MEARS RATING.

One thing to keep in mind is that his 1,932 MEARS RATING would have been the #1 player in the country for the last six years in high school and it was not that Green did poorly, it’s just that the other wide receivers were completely off the charts in this Super NFL Scouting Combine.

Greg Little (6-3, 220, 4.63) is the sixth wide receiver who had a mind-boggling day as he recorded a 40.5 Vertical Jump; a 4.21 in the shuttle; had a 129 Standing Broad Jump; and did 27 Reps of 225 in the bench press. Little did not play this year, but he really looked good in the drills and he recorded a 1,909 MEARS RATING.

A half dozen other wide receivers who are great “Playmakers” and will be high draft choices include Niles Paul (6-1, 224, 4.45) of Nebraska; Leonard Hankerson (6-2, 209, 4.4) of Miami; Terrance Toliver (6-4, 212, 4.52) of LSU; Randall Cobb (5-10, 191, 4.46) of Kentucky; Titus Young (5-11, 174, 4.43) of Boise State; Denarius Moore (6-0, 194, 4.43) of Tennessee; and Tori Gurley (6-4, 216, 4.53) of South Carolina.

SUPER SCOUT DANDY DOZEN WIDE RECEIVERS

1. Julio Jones – Alabama
2. A.J. Green – Georgia
3. Jon Baldwin – Pittsburgh
4. Torrey Smith – Maryland
5. Edmund Gates – Abilene Christian
6. Greg Little – North Carolina
7. Niles Paul – Nebraska
8. Leonard Hankerson – Miami
9. Terrance Toliver – LSU
10. Randall Cobb – Kentucky
11. Titus Young – Boise State
12T. Denarius Moore – Tennessee
12T. Tori Gurley – South Carolina

 
Click their Current MEARS RATINGS:
 
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My mission and goal is to search for that hidden high school football talent that has not been found yet. I then evaluate him and try to help him to get some publicity. In 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2006, I hosted my Annual 7on7 National Championship. My goal was to get great athletes to one area where I could evaluate them and then help them with college coaches. The only drawback was that college coaches wanted to see the hidden gems in a game-type highlight film and so the college coaches suggested to me that I host a real All-American Bowl Game so that they could view these talented players in a highlight film, playing against other talented players. It's noted that the NCAA doesn't allow the college coaches to attend All-American Games or practices and so the Game Film is a great tool for the college coaches. In 2005, I hosted my 1st Annual All-American Bowl Game. In nine games in nine years, my wife and I have helped 549 HS football players to get a scholarship that came to our first Bowl Game practice without a single scholarship offer. This also does not count over 1,000 players who we have helped that did not play in our game, including over 100 players in the 2010 Recruiting Season. My Super Elite Top Gun Camp idealogy, is of course, to get as many Top Football Players to a Top Gun Camp so that all of my coaches and I can evaluate them, rate them, rank them, and promote them. There will always be "Diamonds in the Rough" to be found. My First Annual Max Emfinger's Super Elite Top Gun Camp was in July of 2010. The Camp was amazing and loaded with unknown and known talent. Many of them were invited to play in our 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In 2007, in my 3rd Annual All-American Bowl Game, a player by the name of Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer. Jackson decided to come out early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.
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