Oklahoma Offensive Tackle Trent Williams was Sensational at the 2010 NFL Super Combine!
THE MEARS RATING SYSTEM
SUPER SCOUT MAX EMFINGER
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 one Draft Choice left in your current NFL Draft, 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 regardless of position.
Over the years, the Dallas Cowboys Football Club has seemed to always be a step ahead in State of the Art ideas, concepts, and practices. One of the reasons that the Dallas Cowboys have always been successful in the NFL Draft is because they probably have more information on each and every player and they are able to make more valid decisions on each player, based on that information. Their philosophy has always been that the more information you can get on a player, the more valid the decision as to whether to draft him or not.
When I left the Dallas Cowboys in 1976, I developed a similar rating system that the Cowboys had been using and I incorporated that rating system into my high school recruiting service, but the recruiting world was not quiet ready for that rating system, so I shelved that rating system for a few years.
A few years ago, NIKE developed a similar rating system and called it The SPARQ Rating and after a few years, the SPARQ Rating System became very popular.
Although the SPARQ Rating System has become popular, it still had some flaws, because the SPARQ Rating System was not based on a player’s position. It was based upon his weight. So in all fairness to NIKE and their SPARQ Rating, they tweeked their Super Combine tests. They actually did away with the bench press reps and replaced it with a power ball throw to measure the strength of a player.
If the rating system is not based on the position that you are evaluating, then how are you going to be able to decide who the best player is at each position? If the Rating System is based on the player position, then you will know how a player relates to his position.
If you have only one Draft Choice left or one scholarship left, the MEARS INDEX will give you the highest rated player regardless of position. To get this MEARS INDEX, more information, including his height, weight, forty time, vertical jump, pro-shuttle, standing broad jump, and 185 pound bench press reps are put into the formula and all of this is based upon his position. Then there are levels of film evaluation points that are added at the end of the evaluation.
The NFL is getting ready to start their NFL Super Elite Scouting Combine and they will be testing these super elite athletes that have been invited to attend. Three of our former All-American Bowl Game players, Lamarr Houston, Kareem Jackson, and Trent Williams rated the three highest MEARS RATINGS that I have ever given in ten years and they did it at the 2010 NFL Super Combine.
OT Trent Williams
(#71) recorded a 2,035 MEARS and DT Lamarr Houston
recorded a 2,000 MEARS RATING. Kareem Jackson
did exceptionally well with a 1,862 MEARS RATING. Williams
were #1 Draft Choices and Houston
was a #2 Draft Choice. This should prove our MEARS RATING
to be totally accurate and impressive. Williams
with a 2,035 MEARS and Houston
with a 2,000 MEARS were the first two players in history to receive a 2,000 MEARS RATING
.ASSET stands for Agility, Strength, Stamina, Explosiveness, and Technique. These are the essential tools for superior athletic performance in any competitive event. This new ASSET RATING SYSTEM identifies overall athletic ability and the MEARS INDEX RATING
will be used by top college coaches and trainers around the country as an initial indicator of the athletes potential of an athlete on the football field.This Formula is based on each individual position and is based on a MEDIUM STANDARD for that position for every test or measure in a Super Combine. So each position has a standard for each test and measure. A player will get plus points for every tenth of a second over the position standard, but a maximum of 400 points. Example: Trent Williams
ran a 4.78 in the forty and the standard for an offensive lineman is 5.3, so he received the the maximum points.Forty-Yard Dash
– The Forty-yard dash (40) is a test of raw speed, stamina, and explosiveness. It is a test of pure speed from Point A to Point B. Technique is also very important. This is a very good test of measure for all skill players who may have to run 40-yards in a football game.Vertical Jump
– The Vertical Jump (VJ) is a test of leg explosiveness, power, and quickness. Technique is also very important in this test. This test is a good measure for wide receivers, cornerbacks, and safeties. The standard for an offensive lineman is a 24-nch vertical jump. Each inch over the standard, a player gets 20 points. Trent Williams
did an incrdible 35-inch vertical jump and received 220 points. Lamarr Houston
did a 34-inch vertical and received 200 points. The standard for a cornerback is a 28-inch vertical jump and Kareem Jackson
did a 38-inch vertical jump and he also received 200 points for his vertical jump.Pro-Agility Shuttle
– The Pro-Agility Shuttle (SH) is a test of agility, speed, lateral quickness, change of direction, and overall body coordination. Technique is also very important is this test. An athlete should be able to do this test in about two tenths of a second faster than he can run a forty-yard dash. Example: Trent Williams
did a 4.51 in the pro-agility shuttle and the medium standard for an offensive lineman is a 5.1. The maximum points that is given in this test is 400 points, so Williams
got the maximum points in this event.Standing Broad Jump
– The Standing Broad Jump (SBJ) is a test that is similar to the Vertical Jump in that it measures how far you can jump instead of how high. It is also similar to the long jump in track, except the player will not get a running start, but rather jump from a standing position. It measures explosion, power, quickness, and lower body strength. This test is a great measure for running backs, linemen, tight ends, and linebackers.
Bench Press – The Bench Press (BP) is a test of pure strength and stamina. The test measures how many bench press reps an athlete can do of 185 pounds. Technique is also very important. This test is a good measure for every player on the football field although quarterbacks, wide receivers and cornerbacks do not need to excel in this event. College and pro athletes use 225 pounds on the bench press instead of 185 pounds. The points do not change. Example: Lamarr Houston did 30 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.
Technique – Technique is also very important in every single event, especially in the running events. The pro-agility shuttle and Standing Broad Jump is all technique. Getting a bad start in the other running events can make the difference in a great timing or a poor timing.
We have 31 former players in our All-American Bowl Game that are getting ready for the 2011 Draft.
Click this Link to see who they are and my initial MEARS RATING on them. All of their MEARS RATINGS are subject to chance once they have been tested.