The Super Twenty Linebackers from the 2012 NFL Draft! By Max Emfinger

Luke Kuechly is a Super Tackling Machine and he was only the third linebacker in five years to reach the 2,000 MEARS plateau with an incredible 2,009 MEARS RATING. The Boston College player was the #1 Draft Choice of the Carolina Panthers.

The Super Twenty Linebackers from the 2012 NFL Draft!
By Max Emfinger

The 2012 NFL Linebacker Crop looked to me to be an outstanding crop. It would be difficult to say that it was the best Linebacker Crop ever, but it is safe to say that when you have nine linebackers Drafted in ther First Two Rounds, it is an exceptional crop of linebackers. The next eleven linebackers were also Drafted in the next four Rounds.

Luke Kuechly (6-3, 242, 4.49) was one of the most impressive players at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. He was not only a Super Combine Freak; he was also one of the most impressive players with great leadership skills. Then, when you record a 38-inch vertical jump; a 4.12 in the pro-shuttle; and a 123 Standing Broad Jump; you are going to get Special Attention from the NFL Scouts.

Kuechly is one of the most decorated defensive players in college football history as he finished his college career with an amazing school-record 532 tackles, including 299 solo tackles, in 38 games. Kuechly also ranked among the NCAA career leaders in several other defensive categories, including second in career tackles with 532; and first in career average tackles per game with 14 tackles; sixth in career solo tackles with 299 tackles; and second for career solo tackles per game with 7.87 tackles.

In the third game of the 2011 season, Kuechly recorded an amazing 23 tackles in a 20-19 loss to Duke. Kuechly twice captured the NCAA Championship for tackles per game. In 2010, he averaged 14.1 tackles per game and in 2011, he averaged 15.9 tackles per game. Kuechly also recorded at least 10 tackles in 34 of 38 career games that he played in, including a 33-game ten-tackle streak from October 3, 2009 to November 19, 2011.

In 2011, Kuechly started all 12 games for Boston College at middle linebacker and he recorded a school-record 191 tackles, including 102 solo tackles. This earned him the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the national defensive player of the year. Kuechly also earned the Dick Butkus Award given to the nation’s most outstanding linebacker and  the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation’s lineman or inside linebacker of the year

Kuechly also earned the Lott Impact Trophy given to the defensive player of the year and he was a consensus First Team All-America from the Associated Press, the Football Writers’ Association of America, Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Kuechly also earned the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year accolades; and was a First Team All-ACC Unanimous Selection. With all of these accolades, Kuechly was definitely going to impress a lot of NFL Scouts and he did.

Kuechly is the first linebacker in five years to reach the 2,000 MEARS RATING plateau as he recorded an incredible 2,009 MEARS RATING. The Carolina Panthers made him their #1 Draft Choice and they feel that he is so versatile that he might be able to play two or three different positions, but Kuechly will compete immediately for the starting middle linebacker position for the Panthers.

Although Kuechly was very impressive at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, Bobby Wagner of Utah State was just about as equally impressive. Wagner was a four-year starter for the Aggies and he recorded 446 career tackles and 29 1/2 tackles for a loss.

Wagner (6-0, 241, 4.46) was also a Two-Year Team Captain and a very impressive three-year All-WAC Selection. Wagner recorded 147 tackles as a senior and was voted as the Senior Bowl North MVP when he recorded seven tackles; had one tackle for a loss; and an interception.

Wagner was invited to the 2012 Scouting Combine, but he did not participate, because of an injury. Then, he impressed all of the NFL Scouts at the Utah State Pro-Day as he ran a 4.46 in the forty; did an amazing 39.5-inch vertical jump; ran a 4.28 in the pro-shuttle; did a 132 Standing Broad Jump; and did 24 reps of 225 on the bench press.

This gave Wagner a very impressive 1,992 MEARS RATING. This was not only the #2 MEARS RATING for a linebacker in the 2012 NFL Draft, but it was also the second best linebacker MEARS RATING in the Five-Year NFL Pro-Draft History. In the 2011 NFL Draft, Von Miller recorded a 1,987 MEARS RATING.

Wagner was Selected by the Seattle Seahawks as their #2 Draft Choice and #47 Pick. The Seahawks feel that Wagner can win the MLB position as a rookie.

Mychal Kendricks was another Super Combine Freak at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine and he really put on a show for the NFL Scouts. His 4.47 in the forty was a sensational time for a middle linebacker, but his 39.5-inch vertical jump and 4.14 in the pro-shuttle were also mind-boggling for a linebacker.

All of these measurables demonstrated his ability to play any linebacker position and play that position from sideline to sideline. The quickness of Kendricks (5-11, 240, 4.47) was unmatched by most players at the 2012 Scouting Combine; plus he also did 24 reps of 225 on the bench press; giving him an incredible 1,985 MEARS RATING.

In fact, the Kendricks 1,985 MEARS RATING would place him as the #4 Linebacker on the All-Time Linebacker List behind Kuechly with a 2,009 MEARS; Wagner with a 1,992 MEARS; and 2011 Von Miller with a 1,987 MEARS.

Kendricks makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage as he recorded a career 35.5 tackles for a loss for the California Golden Bears. The Philadelphia Eagles Drafted Kendricks as their #2 Draft Choice and it was the #46 Pick of the Draft.

In the second game of the 2011 season, Melvin Ingram (6-2.5, 264, 4.66) of South Carolina scored two touchdowns as he raced 68-yards for a touchdown on a fake-punt and then after true freshman DE Jadeveon Clowney threw Georgia QB Aaron Murray to the ground and he fumbled, Ingram picked-up the fumble and stepped into the end zone for another touchdown as they beat Georgia 45-42. Ingram was also on the “Hands” kickoff return team and he jumped up and caught the on-side kick to preserve the victory.

Then in the fourth game of the season, Ingram scored his third touchdown of the season as he recovered one of the fumbles and stepped into the end-zone for the first Gamecock touchdown in the second quarter. It was the fewest yards allowed by a South Carolina  team since holding Wake Forest to 66-yards in November 1987. The three leaders of this great defensive effort were Ingram, Clowney, and SS D.J. Swearinger. Ingram recorded 4 tackles, including 3 solo, a sack, and 2 pass breakups; plus his touchdown.

Ingram is considered to be one of the greatest “Rush Ends” or “Outside Backers” in the 2012 NFL Draft and he is also one of the most versatile. He is a player that has played end, tackle, and linebacker in college and he could play any of those positions in the NFL. I believe that he will play Rush End, but he has the speed and agility to be an outstanding NFL linebacker. Ingram recorded 19 sacks in the last two years and he recorded 32 career sacks. In 2011, Ingram was a first team All-American Defensive End.

Ingram ran a 4.66 in the forty, but the NFL Scouts gave him a legit 4.76 clocking. He also did an outstanding 4.18 in the pro-shuttle; a 34.5 in the vertical jump; and did 28 reps of 225 on the bench press; and recorded an outstanding 1,973 MEARS RATING. The San Diego Chargers Drafted Ingram as their #1 Draft Choice and #18 Pick.

In the fourth game of the 2011 season, against Arkansas, The Crimson Tide defense scored a touchdown; along with the Special Teams as they dominated the Arkansas Razorbacks in a 38-14 victory. The Crimson Tide defense looked like the 2009 BCS National Championship Defense as they recorded 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage; had two interceptions; had six pass breakups; and four pass hurries. Alabama was fourth in the nation in rush defense going into the game against Arkansas, giving up only 55-yards per game and 1.95 yards per carry. Those numbers will get better after this victory. CB Dre Kirkpatrick (6-2, 186, 4.47) (1,902 MEARS RATING) recorded six solo tackles, including one tackle for a minus 3-yard loss; and had three pass breakups. LB Dont’a Hightower recorded 9 tackles, including 4 solo; and SS Mark Barron (6-2, 213, 4.51) (1,966 MEARS RATING) recorded 6 tackles, including 5 solo and a pass breakup.

Against Tennessee, Dont’a Hightower (6-2, 265, 4.62) of Alabama recorded seven tackles, including three solo tackles; recorded quarterback sack; had two pass breakups; had three quarterback hurries; and had an interception that he returned 29-yards in the Alabama 37-6 win over Tennessee. Hightower returned his interception 29-yards down to the Tennessee 9-yard line and set up the final Alabama touchdown.

Hightower is a “Real Beast” and he was also one of the most impressive players during the 2011 season as his Crimson Tide Team won the 2011 BCS National Championship. When you weigh 265-pounds and run a 4.62 in the forty, you are going to get a lot of attention from a lot of NFL Scouts. Hightower recorded an outstanding 1,970 MEARS RATING and has the ability to come in as a rookie and start as a rookie. The New England Patriots Drafted him as their #1 Draft Choice and the #15 Pick.

One of the most interesting linebackers at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine was Shea McClellin of Boise State. McClellin was a huge mystery when he signed with Boise State in 2007. He had dominated at tiny 2A Marsing, Idaho team and he had earned First-Team All-Idaho as a running back and linebacker.

Boise State projected McClellin as a defensive end and gray-shirted him so that he could gain weight before joining the team in January of 2008. McClellin played immediately that fall and was becoming a significant factor when he injured his knee at Idaho. Then, Jarrell Root entered the 2009 season as the starter at his position, but that lasted just three games. In one of the most amazing moments of his career, McClellin ran 36-yards downfield to tackle a Fresno State running back from behindand save a touchdown. That got a lot of attention from both the college and NFL Scouts and Coaches. McClellin then started the next 37-games and never slowed down.

Then in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas in December, Boise State CB Jamar Taylor made an interception in the end-zone and ran 100-yards for a touchdown. This was clearly an absolutely fabulous play for Taylor, but McClellin is clearly seen, on the highlight replay, as running stride-for-stride with Taylor, from end-zone to end-zone.

Shea McClellin is a trained assassin on the football field,” Boise State Head Coach Chris Petersen said. “That guy has been such an unbelievable player for us for a long time and has been completely and totally underrated.”

McClellin (6-3, 260, 4.63) is a Real Freak. He’s too big to be so fast and quick. At the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, McClellin ran a 4.63 in the forty while weighing 260-pounds and he also did a 4.33 in the pro-shuttle, giving him a great 1,955 MEARS RATING. The Chicago Bears Drafted McClellin as their #1 Draft Choice and the #19 Pick. The Bears also feel that McClellin can start for them as a rookie.

Bruce Irvin is a real Super Combine Freak and he takes it to the football field where he is also a Terrifying Tackling FreakIrvin once ran a 4.37 in the forty at a Super Combine in Junior College while weighing 235 pounds. He also ran a 4.43 in the forty and an incredible 4.03 in the pro-shuttle for the NFL Scouts while weighing 245-pounds.

Most NFL Scouts are asking themselves; how can a player with this size be able to run a 4.03 in the pro-shuttle? Irvin (6-3, 245, 4.43) also did a 123 Standing Broad Jump and did 23 reps of 225 on the bench press; giving him a great 1,955 MEARS RATING.

Irvin has had some off-the-field problems, but says they are all behind him. If Irvin can keep his act clean, he can become an NFL Super-Star. I’m sure the Seattle Seahawks feel they stole Irvin when they Drafted him as their #1 Draft Choice and #15 Pick.

In the ninth game of the 2011 season, Zach Brown of North Carolina was outstanding as he recorded nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss; had a pass interception; a quarterback sack; forced a fumble; and had a fumble recovery in the 49-24 victory over Wake Forest. The Tar Heels scored on both of the possessions following his turnovers. After this game, Brown (6-1, 244, 4.47) had a team-high 62 tackles for the season with team-highs of 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss.

Brown has always been known to be a very speedy linebacker who made tackles from sideline to sideline. The NFL Scouts were looking forward to seeing just how speedy he really was and they were impressed at the 2012 Scouting Combine when he ran a 4.5 in the forty while weighing 244-pounds. Brown, however, was saving his best until the North Carolina Pro-Day, when he improved to a tremendous 4.47 in the forty and also improved his vertical jump from 32.5 to a solid 35-inch vertical jump.

Brown (6-1, 244, 4.7) put together some outstanding measurables and finished with a great 1,948 MEARS RATING. The Tennessee Titans needed some instant help with a speedy linebacker and they Drafted Brown as their #2 Draft Choice and #52 Pick.

After graduating from Fort Scott Community College in 2009, Lavonte David had a chance to visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers. On his Official Visit to Lincoln, he was intrigued by the talk about an opportunity he might have to play Defense for the Cornhuskers renowned Black Shirts and he then became a Black Shirt Cornhusker.

Despite only playing two seasons at Nebraska, David finished fourth on the Nebraska all-time tackles list with 285 tackles. David recorded an unbelievable 133 tackles in 2011, including 65 solo tackles and 13 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks. David also had two interceptions. David also ranked third in the Big-10 Conference in stops per game; including six double-digit tackle games, including 17 tackles against Michigan.

As a junior in 2010, David earned Big 12 Defensive Newcomer-of-the-Year with a school-record 152 tackles.  He was a unanimous First-team All Big-12 selection, totaling eight double-digit tackle games.  David averaged just under 11 tackles per game and three times topped 15 tackles.  In ranking eleventh nationally in tackles per game, David also produced 15 tackles for losses and six sacks.

David had some impressive measurables with a 4.59 in the forty; a nice 36.5-inch vertical jump; and a great 4.22 in the pro-shuttle; giving him an outstanding 1,948 MEARS RATING. The Tampa Bay Bucs Drafted him as their #2 Draft Choice and #58 Pick.

Nigel Bradham was the most heavily recruited linebacker in the country when he came out of Crawfordville Wakulla high school in Florida. In fact, I had him rated as the #1 linebacker in the country and he was one of my All-Time Favorites. As a high school senior, Bradham recorded 147 tackles and had scholarship offers from all of the Major BCS Schools including Florida State, Alabama, Florida, Miami, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, and LSU. Bradham was also a Super Combine Freak and a Power-Lifter.

Bradham (6-2, 241, 4.52) signed with Florida State and led the Seminoles in tackles in his last three years as he recorded 93 tackles in 2009; had 98 tackles in 2010; and 86 tackles as a senior in 2011. Bradham also picked off two passes and recovered a fumble in 2011.

Bradham had some great measurables with a great 4.52 in his fastest forty; had a tremendous 37-inch vertical jump; ran a great 4.37 in the pro-shuttle; and then did a 121 Standing Broad Jump. This gave Bradham a great 1,927 MEARS RATING.

With all of these accolades and having a great 2012 Scouting Combine and a great Florida State Pro-Day, the Buffalo Bills were extremely excited when Bradham was still available and they Drafted him as their #4 Draft Choice and #105 Pick.

Demario Davis (6-2, 235, 4.52) of Arkansas State was an outstanding linebacker for the Red Wolves and he was Selected to the 2011 All-Sun Belt Team. Davis is a very unique Super-Star who has a great work ethic; a great motor; great athleticism; and he makes a lot of plays from sideline-to-sideline. Davis was also outstanding at the Senior Bowl and again at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

The NFL Scouts were very, very impressed with these great traits and Davis put-up some very impressive measurables, including a great 4.52 in the forty; a tremendous 38.5-inch vertical jump; a nice 4.28 in the pro-shuttle; and an impressive 124 Standing Broad Jump. This gave Davis an impressive 1,925 MEARS RATING.

The New York Jets feel that Davis can be a super linebacker in the NFL and they Drafted Davis as their #3 Draft Choice and #77 Pick.

In the ninth game of the 2011 season, LB Ronnell Lewis (6-2, 253, 4.62) and CB Jamell Fleming were dominant forces for the Oklahoma Sooners in their game with Texas A&M  as Fleming recorded a team-high nine tackles in the 41-25 victory over Texas A&M. Of his nine tackles, two tackles were for a loss of minus 8-yards; had one pass break-up; and one interception, which he returned 11 yards.

Lewis had a key interception that set up the Sooners at the A&M 28-yard line and they immediately scored. Lewis was also outstanding as he recorded six tackles, including five solo tackles; had a key interception; and two pass breakups.

Lewis grew up in Dewar, Oklahoma which had a population of 919. Lewis also rode bulls in the redeo. “It’s an adrenaline rush, like taking a skydive or swimming with sharks,” Lewis said. “It’s pretty intense. It’s real dangerous, but I consider myself a guy who lives on the edge and I love that adrenaline rush.”

Lewis is one of the most incredible athletes that I have seen play this year. Lewis played in an eight-man high school football program at Dewar and he played every minute of every game. Lewis rushed for 2,200-yards and scored around 40 touchdowns. On defense, he played free safety and he recorded 12 interceptions, running three or four of them back for a touchdown. Oklahoma offered him as a sophomore. I could not keep him off of the National Top 100. His team did play 11-man football in 2008. Lewis has as much potential as any player in the 2012 NFL Draft. He recorded an 1,896 MEARS RATING and the Detroit Lions Drafted him as their #4 Draft Choice and #125 Pick.

In the game against rival North Carolina, Terrell Manning (6-2, 237, 4.79) of North Carolina State was sensational as the Wolfpack shutout The Tar Heels by a 13-0 score for the first time in 51 years. In that game, Manning played 59 plays and recorded 11 tackles, including a quarterback sack for a minus 12-yards; had three pass breakups; and three quarterback knockdowns. Manning had three stops on third down and had one stop on fourth down, all in the final 20 minutes of the game.

Manning did not run a great forty with a 4.79 clocking, but he ran a great 4.43 in the pro-shuttle and on his highlight film, Manning seems to make every tackle. The Green Bay Packers selected him as their #5 Draft Choice and the #162 Pick.

In the sixth game of the 2011 season Sean Spence of the Miami Hurricanes led all defensive players in the game with 14 tackles, including a crucial sack late in the fourth quarter for a loss of 7 yards in helping his Hurricanes to a 30-24 victory over North Carolina. Spence finished the game with 1.5 tackles for a loss for seven yards. Spence (5-11, 231, 4.57) was the anchor of the defense all season and has amassed 55 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss for 33 yards, three sacks for 23 yards and a forced fumble. The Hurricanes picked-up their first win at Chapel Hill in five tries.

Then, the very next week, Spence was sensational again as he led the Hurricanes with 10 tackles, including 6 solo tackles and a tackle for a two-yard loss as they beat a pretty good Georgia Tech team by a 24-7 score. Spence is the defensive captain for the Hurricanes and he helped hold the Yellow Jackets, who had one of the most explosive offenses in the country in 2011, to a season-low seven points and an unbelievable 35.9 points off of their season average points per game.

Spence may only be 5-11, but he has been sensational for the Hurricanes and he has always been their team leader in tackles. Spence has tremendous quickness as evident by his 4.28 in the pro-shuttle and his 119 Standing Broad Jump. Spence recorded a great 1,867 MEARS RATING. The Pittsburgh Steelers Drafted Spence as their #3 Draft Choice and #86 Pick.

In the first game of the 2011 season against Syracuse, Kyle Wilber, of Wake Forest, who had just changed positions from defensive end to outside linebacker, recorded his fourth career blocked field goal. Then, against NC State, Wilber (6-4, 249, 4.64) recorded seven tackles, including 5 solo tackles; forced a fumble; and had a tackle for a loss as the Demon Deacons UPSET NC State by a 34-27 score. Wilber was a Super-Star in high school at Apopka, Florida and he recorded 13.5 career sacks for the Demon Deacons.

Wilber is a great “Playmaker” and his NFL Stock skyrocketed when he was outstanding at the East/West Shrine Bowl. Wilber ran a 4.86 in the forty at the 2012 Scouting Combine, but he shocked the NFL Scouts when he ran a great 4.64 in the forty at the Wake Forest Pro-Day. On his highlight film, Wilber is a relentless pass rusher and he is always around the quarterback when he is in the rush-mode. Although Wilber is a great pass rusher, he is also quick and athletic and he can cover running backs out of the backfield and also cover the tight ends.

This is what really makes him such a valuable player. Wilber was Selected by the Dallas Cowboys as their #4 Draft Choice and the #113 Pick.

Emmanuel Acho was one of the best players on a Texas Defense that underachieved in 2011, but he did lead the Longhorn Defense in tackles as a senior with 131 tackles; including 19 tackles for a loss; had three quarterback sacks; and he also forced one fumble. In 2010, as a junior, Acho (6-2, 238, 4.67) also had 87 total tackles and three sacks despite being limited to 11 games by a knee injury.

Acho participated in the 2012 Scouting Combine, but he did not rank among the leading linebackers in any category. Most of his talent is in his great leadership skills. He also can contribute on special teams. Acho has great instincts; is a very versatile player who can play any number of positions; and he is a very smart and intelligent player. The Cleveland Browns Drafted Acho as their #6 Draft Choice and #204 Pick.

The Super Elite Twenty Post Linebackers from the 2012 NFL Draft!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

1. Luke Kuechly, 6-3, 242, 4.49, 38, 4.12, 123, 27 reps, Boston College – 2,009 MEARS
Panthers #1 Choice – #9 Pick
2. Bobby Wagner
, 6-o 241. 4.46, 39.5, 4.28, 132, 24 reps, Utah State, 1,992 MEARS
Seahawks #2 Choice – #47 Pick
3. Mychal Kendricks
, 5-11, 240, 4.47, 30.5, 4.14, 127, 24 reps, Cal – 1,985 MEARS
Eagles #2 Choice – #46 Pick
4. Melvin Ingram
, 6.2.5, 264, 4.66, 34.5, 4.18, 116, 28 reps, S Carolina – 1,973 MEARS
Chargers #1 Choice – #18 Pick
5. Dont’a Hightower
, 6-2, 265, 4.62, 33, 4.64, 117, INJ, Alabama – 1,970 MEARS
Pats #1 Choice – #25 Pick
6T. Bruce Irvin,
6-3, 245, 4.43, 33.5, 4.03, 123, 23 reps, West Virginia – 1,955 MEARS
Seahawks #1 Choice – #15 Pick

6T. Shea McClellin
,6-3, 260, 4.63, 31.5, 4.33, 118, 19 reps, Boise State – 1,955 MEARS
Bears #1 Choice – #19 Pick
7T. Zach Brown
, 6-1, 244, 4.47, 35, 4.32, 116, 22 reps, North Carolina – 1,948 MEARS
Titans #2 Choice – #52 Pick
7T. Lavonte Davis
, 6-1, 233, 4.59, 36.5, 4.22, 117, 19 reps, Nebraska – 1,948 MEARS
Bucs #2 Choice – #58 Pick
8. Nigel Bradham, 6-2, 241, 4.52, 37, 4.37, 121, 24 reps, FSU – 1,927 MEARS
Bills #4 Choice – #105 Pick
9. Demario Davis
, 6-2, 235, 4.52, 38.5, 4.28, 124, 32 reps, Ark St – 1,925 MEARS
Jets #3 Choice – #77 Pick
10. Ronnell Lewis, 6-2, 253, 4.62, 31, 4.4, 112, 36 reps, Oklahoma – 1,896 MEARS
Lions #4 Choice – #125 Pick
11. Terrell Manning
, 6-2, 237, 4.79, 32.5, 4.43, 114, 22 reps, NC State – 1,894 MEARS
Packers #5 Choice – #162 Pick
12. Kyle Wilber
, 6-4, 249, 4.64, 33.5, 3.31, 117, 25 reps, Wake Forest – 1,893 MEARS
Cowboys #4 Choice – #113 Pick
13. James-M Johnson
, 6-1, 241, 4.62, 37,4.23, 124, 23 reps, Nevada – 1,892 MEARS
Browns #4 Choice – #120 Pick
14. Emmanuel Acho
, 6-2, 238, 4.67, 35.5, INJ, 118, 24 reps, Texas – 1,876 MEARS
Browns #6 Choice – #204 Pick
15. Najee Goode
, 6-0, 244, 4.58, 35.5, 4.35, 117, NA, West Virginia – 1,873 MEARS
Bucs #5 Choice – #140 Pick
16. Sean Spence,
5-11, 231, 4.64, 33.5, 4.28, 119, 19 reps, Miami – 1,867 MEARS
Steelers #3 Choice – #86 Pick
17. John Kaddu
, 6-3, 239, 4.62, 34, INJ, 119, 20 reps, Oregon – 1,863 MEARS
Dolphins #5 Choice – #155 Pick
18. Jonathan Massaquoi
, 6-2, 264, 4.68, 34, 4.51, 120, 20 reps, Troy – 1,858 MEARS
Falcons #5 Choice – #164 Pick



#1 QB Robert Griffin III BAY 6-2 223 4.38 40 4.09 122 20 2,226 MEARS #1 Redskins
#2 DE Nick Perry USC 6-3 271 4.64 38.5 4.66 124 35 2,076 MEARS #1 Packers
#3 MLB Luke Kuechly BC 6-3 242 4.49 38 4.12 123 27 2,009 MEARS #1 Panthers
#4 QB Andrew Luck STAN 6-4 234 4.67 36 4.28 124 – 2,008 MEARS #1 Colts
#5 WR Greg Childs ARK 6-3 219 4.39 40.5 4.09 127 19 2,003 MEARS #4 Vikings
#5 CB Josh Robinson UCF 5-10 199 4.33 38.5 3.97 133 17 2,003 MEARS #3 Vikings
#6 DE Bruce Irvin WVA 6-3 245 4.50 33.5 4.03 123 23 1,995 MEARS #1 Seahawks
#7 MLB Bobby Wagner UT-ST 6-0 241 4.46 39.5 4.28 132 24 1,992 MEARS #2 Seahawks
#8 DT Fletcher Cox MSU 6-4 298 4.70 26 4.53 108 28 1,991 MEARS #1 Eagles
#9 DE Quinton Coples UNC 6-6.5 284 4.67 32 4.78 109 25 1,988 MEARS #1 Jets
#10 DT Michael Brockers LSU 6-6 322 4.97 32 4.81 195 25 1,989 MEARS #1 Rams
#10 NG Mike Martin MICH 6-1 306 4.88 33.5 4.25 113 36 1,987 MEARS #1 Titans
#12 DT Kendall Reyes CONN 6-4 299 4.89 34.5 4.53 113 36 1,983 MEARS #2 Chargers
#13 TE Coby Fleener STAN 6-6 249 4.48 37 4.30 116 27 1,978 MEARS #2 Colts
#14 OT Matt Kalil USC 6-7 306 4.94 28 4.65 105 30 1,967 MEARS #1 Vikings
#15 CB Stephon Gilmore SCAR 6-1 193 4.32 37 3.94 123 16 1,961 MEARS #1 Bills
#16 OLB Mychal Kendricks CAL 5-11 240 4.47 39.5 4.14 127 24 1,955 MEARS #2 Eagles
#17 DE Melvin Ingram SCAR 6-2.5 264 4.66 34.5 4.16 116 28 1,953 MEARS #1 Chargers
#18 RB David Wilson VAT 5-10 206 4.40 41 4.12 132 – 1,952 MEARS #1 Giants

 The Max Emfinger 2012 NFL Draft and NFL Player MEARS RATINGS!
By Max Emfinger



About maxemfingerrecruiting

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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