Will Tye is still a Very Versatile and Athletic Tight End who also returns Punts and Kickoffs for Stony Brook after transferring from FSU.
Early MEARS RATINGS of Potential PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL SHOWCASE For Christian Football Players!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
December 16, 2013 UPDATE
The 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 NFL 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 Vertical Jump, Pro-Agility Shuttle, or a Standing Broad Jump.
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 Super Combines. 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 Evaluation, giving him the Maximum Points on most of his Measurables for his position.
Most High School Football Players don’t even know what their Measurables are and you would think that they would, but they don’t. Many times, a High School Football Player will list his best Forty Time as a 4.8 and then twenty minutes later run a 4.6 or better. Also, 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 can improve on their Distance Measurables by as much as Six to Eight Inches.
In 2007, I hosted a Super Combine in Honolulu, Hawaii and one of my Super Sports Trainers was Coach David Cosier and he was a Phenomenon at coaching the Vertical Jump. The Vertical Jump is a great indicator of how fast is a player’s Twitch Muscles and the Vertical Jump is an indicator on how fast a player can Really Run. The biggest problem is that most High School Football Players do not know exactly how to do a Vertical Jump on a Vertex Machine.
After having great success in the Vertical Jump in our morning session, I went over to where Coach Cosier was working with the players and I found out that Coach Cosier was actually doing some unbelievable personal instruction with each player. In that Super Combine, we had 126 players participating and 28 players improved on their best Vertical Jump by six or more inches. When you think about that, it’s pretty astonishing. We also had six players who did a 39-inch Vertical Jump or better, including two who did a 42-inch Vertical Jump.
You can check any Super Combine in the country in any given month or year and you might not fine one player with a 42-inch Vertical Jump and we had two in Hawaii.
Then in 2009, I did another Super Combine in Zachary, Louisiana and we had another Phenomenon Sports Trainer. In this Super Combine, Sports Trainer Kelvin Kelly of Zachary worked with the Standing Broad Jump and we had five players who did a 130-inch Standing Broad Jump or better, including LSU Signee Ahmand Williams who held the World Record 139-Inch Standing Broad Jump, until it was tied this year at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine when Jamie Collins of Southern Miss did his sensational 139-inch Standing Broad Jump.
Until that 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, I had never seen more than two or three players in a Super Combine with a 130 or better Standing Broad Jump, but this year there were 10 players with a 130 or better Standing Broad Jump, including the 139-Standing Broad Jump by Collins.
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In our 2010 All-American Bowl Game, in Austin, Texas, we were able to get some of the best players in the country, but there were at least two players who we helped change their lives. Armand Williams and Reggie Travis were two wide receivers from Louisiana that I had found and I thought that they both could be a star in this game, so I put them on different teams. Williams and Travis were Super Combine Freaks. Williams did a 42-Inch vertical Jump and a 139 Standing Broad Jump; while Travis ran a 4.32 Forty at the LSU Summer Camp, but they did not notice him or recruit him. Both Williams and Travis were 6-3 and had unbelievable hands in catching the football.
In our 2010 All-American Bowl Game, Williams caught four passes for 212-Yards for the West Team, including a 91-Yard Touchdown; while Travis, playing for the East Team, caught three passes for 126-Yards and a Touchdown. Williams signed with LSU and Travis signed with Memphis.
The real story about these two players was that they did not have a scholarship offer between them when I invited them to play in the All-American Bowl Game Classic. Both Williams and Travis had received two or three offers from minor schools. I invited them to a workout in the middle of December and they both came and they both were unbelievable in catching the football. The practice was on Wednesday and on Friday I talked to Coach Tim Horton, the Recruiting Coordinator at Arkansas and I told him that he needed to recruit these two players. Coach Horton immediately called the Slidell coach for a game film on Williams. The film got there on Saturday morning and by 12:00 Noon on Saturday, the Razorback Coaches had called and offered Williams a scholarship.
Williams committed to the Razorbacks at our Half-Time Ceremony. In the meantime, Travis only caught 10 passes as a Senior on a Run-Oriented Plaquemine High School team, but he did average 37.5-Yards Per Catch and he was not getting any serious attention. During our All-American Bowl Game practices, both Williams and Travis were both turning the heads of everyone. After receiving emails from me about their efforts in the game, LSU brought Williams in for a visit on the last weekend in January and they then offered, while Travis had several offers, but signed with Coach Larry Porter and Memphis because they had offered him first.
In that same game, there was a Hybrid Tight End/Defensive End named Will Tye from The Salisbury School in Connecticut that I had found at a Super Elite Top Gun Camp in Florida. Tye had played Tight End and Safety as a Junior, but he only caught 18 passes on a Run-Oriented Team and he was being over-looked.
On Defense, Tye recorded 45 tackles, but remember he was a 6-5, 240-pound Safety. Now get this! Tye recorded a modest seven Interceptions, as a Junior, but he returned all seven for Touchdowns. He only got credit for six of them, because as he raced into the End-Zone on one of them, one of his teammates clipped and the play was nullified.
At our Fifth Practice, I was watching Tye and how he was “Wowing” all of the coaches with his play and I walked up to East Head Coach Mike Bennett, as he was on his Cell Phone to FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher about Tye and Tye later Signed with Coach Fisher and Florida State.
Ty Powell is a Super, Versatile Athletic Defensive Player from Harding who has already put-up some great Measurables. Harding (6-2, 249, 4.6. 37, 4.4, 122, 28) can play either Linebacker or Defensive End and he actually played those two positions, plus Safety, at Harding.
Super WR Reggie Travis catching a Touchdown Pass against Middle Tennessee in the Liberty Bowl Football Stadium!
Super 2,025 MEARS Freak WR Charles Johnson of Grand Valley State
(6-2, 215, 4.38, 39.5. 4.21, 133, 14)
Super Running Back Jordan Roberts of Charleston played in Our 2008 All-American Bowl Game after fantastic Senior Season at Madison Scott, WV.
2013 PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL SHOWCASE SUPER 16 BEFORE 2014 NFL OR PFS SCOUTING COMBINE
# PO PLAYER COL HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ REP MEARS AABG
1. WR Charles Johnson G Val 6-2 215 4.38 39.5 4.2 133 14 2,025 MEARS
2. WR Reggie Travis Memphis 6-2 195 4.32 38 4.06126 – 1,980 MEARS 2010
3. WR Armand Williams LSU 6-3 200 4.51 42 4.2 139 – 1,955 MEARS 2010
4. TE Will Tye Stony Brook 6-4 260 4.56 38 4.3 120 – 1,940 MEARS 2010
5. LB Ty Powell Harding 6-2 249 4.6 37 4.4 122 28 1,928 MEARS
6. DE Rufus Johnson Tarleton 6-5 272 4.72 34.5 4.52 122 20 1,914 MEARS
7. WR Tyler Shaw NW Mo St 6-0 185 4.41 38 4.16 128 – 1,910 MEARS
8. FB Jordan Roberts Charleston 5-10 222 4.49 38 4.33 127 29 1,909 MEARS 2008
9. SS Otha Foster W Alabama 6-0 204 4.43 37.5 4.32 120 17 1,908 MEARS
10. CB Jumal Rolle Catawba 6-0 190 4.46 35.5 4.13 123 17 1,895 MEARS
11. SS Rontez Miles Cal (Pa) 6-0 203 4.52 36.5 4.15 123 1,881 MEARS
12. FS Matt Pierce Valdosta 5-10 196 4.53 36.5 4.35 122 1,872 MEARS
13. DE Armonty Bryant E Cent 6-4 265 4.74 34.5 4.43 121 15 1,865 MEARS
14. DE Ridge Wilson W ALA 6-3 248 4.67 31.5 4.31 116 25 1,856 MEARS
15. WR Jason Thompson New Haven 6-3 195 4.47 35 4.21 121 1,855 MEARS
16. OG B Williams MO Southern 6-2 335 5.27 29.5 4.91 102 38 1,840 MEARS
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 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.
One of the reasons, in the past, that the Dallas Cowboys were successful in their NFL Draft was because they probably had more information on every player in the Draft and they were aways able to make a more valid decision on each player, based on all of that information. Their philosophy was they always wanted more information on a player, so they could make a more valid decision as to whether to draft him or not. In this Computor Age, all of the NFL Teams basically feel the same way.
When I was a Scout with the Dallas Cowboys in 1975-76, we had a Rating System and when I left the Cowboys in 1976, I developed a similar Rating System that we had used in the 1975 and 1976 NFL Draft. The 1976 Draft was the Tony Dorsett Draft and we used this Rating System to conclude that Dorsett was our #1 Player in the 1976 NFL Draft.
Although I developed this basic System, when I left the Cowboys, I shelved the 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 event. This new MEARS RATING SYSTEM or a similar rating system identifies overall athletic ability and is used by Top College and Pro Coaches around the country as an initial indicator of the athletic potential of an athlete on the football field.
“Max, we have got to set a standard for each position for every Measurable that we test at a Super Combine,” said Legendary University of Nebraska Strength Coach Boyd Epley and then we worked on setting standards for each position. “The standard for an offensive tackle, for example, has been 6-5 and 275 for twenty years and although the players are getting bigger, stronger, and faster, we don’t need to keep changing the medium standard, said Epley, “but our ratings will continue to get higher as the players will achieve to get bigger, stronger, and faster.” So each position has a standard for each test and Measurable. A player will get plus points for every tenth of a second over the position standard, but a maximum of 400-points.
We 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 players do not get a chance to participate in a Super Combine. If a High School player is being recruited by 40 D-1 Schools, then you have to assume that he is an outstanding Blue Chip 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 his Measurables based on his Film or Game Evaluation, giving him the Maximum Points on each of his Measurables for his position.
On the other hand. Lets say there is a player with No Scholarship Offers, but he records a 1,976 MEARS RATING, but he does not have a single Scholarship offer.
In 2013, in our Ninth Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic, we had some Players who Rated off of the Charts with a Great MEARS RATING. Running Back Korliss Marshall (6-1, 205, 4.34, 40, 4.12, 130, 25) of Osceola, Arkansas was one of the top running backs in the country and he recorded an incredible 2,060 MEARS RATING. Marshall was also outstanding in our All-American Bowl Game and on National Signing Day, he signed with The Arkansas Razorbacks. In a recent game against Ole Miss, Marshall rushed for 42-Yards on three carries and had two kickoff returns for another 38-Yards, averaging 16-Yards Per Touch on Five Touches. Then in the LSU game, Marshall ran the Opening Kickoff back 100-Yards for a Touchdown, but it was called back for a questionable Holding Penalty.
All-Purpose Back Josh Cleveland (5-7, 165, 4.29, 41, 3.97, 128) of Austin Del Valle, Texas recorded a 2,050 MEARS RATING and he had no offers before the All-American Bowl Game, but Cleveland was Voted Game MVP of the Game; had several offers after the Game; and Signed with Navarro Texas Junior College.
One of the most intriguing players that I evaluated in 2012 was a Defensive Tackle by the name of Tanzel Smart (6-2, 285, 4.8, 32, 4.7, 106, 32) of Scotlandville, Louisiana. Smart was Voted District 4-5A Defensive MVP; Voted Defensive MVP of The Local All-Star Red-Stick Bowl; and Voted Defensive Game MVP in the Ninth Annual All-American Bowl Game after he recorded eight tackles and two sacks. Smart recorded a legitimate 2,010 MEARS RATING, but had very few offers, when he signed with Tulane. I think Tulane got a “Real Smart Steal” in Smart. Smart is already Second Team Defensive Tackle as a True Freshman.
My Number One Rated MEARS RATED High School Player in the country in 2012 was Inside Linebacker Reuben Foster (6-2, 242, 4.46, 38, 4.4, 116) of Auburn, Alabama. Foster recorded a 2,094 MEARS RATING; Signed with The University of Alabama; and all of his Measurables were considered to be accurate.
On January 1, 2013, Foster had 40 Scholarship Offers; whereas Marshall and Cleveland did not have a Single Major D-1 Scholarship offer between them.
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 game. The cornerback standard in the Forty is 4.6 and Dee Milliner of Alabama, Steve Williams of California, and Desmond Trufant of Washington all ran a 4.33 Forty and all got 270 points. WR Marquise Goodwin of Texas ran a 4.27 in the Forty and received 330 points. In the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, Trindon Holliday of LSU ran a 4.21 and got 390 points. Holliday is still playing for the Denver Broncos.
Two of the most exciting and most impressive players in the 2013 Scouting Combine were two offensive linemen who really put on a show in the Forty. OT Lane Johnson of Oklahoma ran a 4.72 and OT Terron Armstead of Arkansas Pine Bluff ran a 4.71. Since their Forty Standard was a 5.2, each player received the Maximum 400-points.
Two of the fastest players at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine were Tavon Austin of West Virginia and Marquise Goodwin of Texas; both in the Big-12 Conference. Austin started the Sunday Forties off by running a hand-held 4.25 and then followed that one with a 4.31. After averaging the two times, I gave him a 4.28 clocking, giving him 320 points. Goodwin, who placed tenth in the London Olympics, finished with an official 4.27 clocking, giving him 330 points. I averaged all of the players top two times.
Before 2012, only two linebackers had ever recorded a 2,000 MEARS RATING. In the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine. MLB Martez Wilson (6-4, 250, 4.42) of Illinois and OLB Von Miller (6-2.5, 246, 4.46) of Texas A&M recorded a 2,000 MEARS RATING as Wilson got a 2,030 MEARS RATING and Miller a 2,012 MEARS RATING.
Then, in the 2012 NFL Super Combine, Luke Kuechly of Boston College recorded a 38-inch Vertical Jump; did a 4.12 in the Pro-Shuttle; did 123-inches in the Standing Broad Jump; and did 27 reps of 225 on the Bench Press for an outstanding 2,009 MEARS RATING. This year, Jamie Collins of Southern Miss recorded some incredible Measurables, including a 41.5-inch Vertical Jump and a World Record 139-inch Standing Broad Jump and ended with a 2,015 MEARS RATING.
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 Measurable for wide receivers, cornerbacks, and safeties. The standard for an offensive lineman is a 24-inch Vertical Jump. Each inch over the standard, a player gets 20 points. In 2012, Southern Cal DE Nick Perry did an incredible 38.5-inch Vertical Jump and received 290 points. The Defensive Back Standard for the Vertical Jump is 28. Steve Williams did a 41-inch Vertical Jump and received 260 points; while RB Christine Michaels of Texas A&M did a 43-inch Vertical Jump and received 300 points for his Vertical Jump. Super Combine Freak DE Cornelius Washington did a 39-inch Vertical Jump and received 300 points.
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. Lane Johnson ran an amazing 4.52 in the Pro-Agility Shuttle and the medium standard for an offensive lineman is a 5.1 and he received 400 points. Desmond Trufant of Washington ran an incredible 3.85 and he also received 400-points. You know a cough or a sneeze will last as long as Trufant ran his Pro-Shuttle.
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. It is a great measure for running backs, tight ends, and linebackers. Example: OLB Jamie Collins did his sensational 139-inch Standing Broad Jump. The Standard for a Linebacker is 96-inches and he got 5 points for every inch over 96-inches, so Collins received 215 SBJ points.
I have never seen a better NFL Scouting Combine with better Standing Broad Jumpers than in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Collins broke the World Record, but there were nine other Super Combine Freaks who recorded over 130-inches, including OLB Zavier Gooden of Missouri with a 131; WR Josh Boyce of TCU with a 131; WR Da’Rick Rogers of Tennessee Tech with a 132; WR Marquise Goodwin of Texas with a 132; SS Earl Wolff of NC State with a 134; SS Shamarko Thomas of Syracuse with a 133; SS TJ McDonald of USC with a 131; CB Xavier Rhodes of FSU with a 132; and CB Robert Alford of Southeast Louisiana with a 132.
Bench Press – The Bench Press (BP) is a test of pure strength and stamina. The test measures how many bench press reps a high school or college athlete can do of 185 pounds or 225-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. Each Athlete gets 20 points for every rep over his standard, but a maximum of 200-points. Example: Margus Hunt of SMU did 38 reps of 225 pounds on the Bench Press and got the Maximum 200-points. OG Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina also did 35 Reps and received the Maximum 200 points. Another 2013 Super Combine Freak was SS Shamarko Thomas of Syracuse who did a 40.5 Vertical Jump and 28 Reps of 225 on the Bench Press, giving him the Maximum 200 points 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 about Technique. Getting a bad start in the other running events can make the difference in a great timing or a poor timing. Although the SPARQ System became popular, it still had some flaws, because the SPARQ RATING SYSTEM was not originally based on a player’s position, but his weight. If the system is not based on the position of the player, then how are you going 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. “You really don’t need the three cone drill, because it’s not needed if you use the Short Shuttle,” said Coach Boyd Epley.
“Quarterbacks and kickers are always going to be hard to measure, because they either do not go to Super Combines or they do not do well at them,” said Coach Epley. So these two positions must be evaluated very carefully on film or in person and their rating is going to be estimated. Max, you will learn how to evaluate them and give them an honest rating.”
2013 NFL FABULOUS 44 AT 2013 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
# POS PLAYER COL HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ REP MEARS RATING
#1 OT Lane Johnson OU 6-6 303 4.72 34 4.52 118 28 2,106 MEARS
#2 CB Xavier Rhodes FLA 6-2 210 4.39 40.5 – 132 14 2,100 MEARS
#3 OT Terron Armstead PB 6-5 306 4.71 34.5 4.72 112 31 2,082 MEARS
#4 SS Sham Thomas SYR 5-9 213 4.42 40.5 4.22 133 28 2,081 MEARS
#5 DE Margus Hunt SMU 6-8 277 4.68 34.5 4.51 121 38 2,079 MEARS
#6 LB C. Washington UGA 6-4 265 4.53 39 – 128 36 2,040 MEARS
#7 SS Earl Wolff NCST 5-11 209 4.39 39 4.07 134 – 2,028 MEARS
#8 CB Robert Alford SELA 5-10 188 4.35 40 4.23 132 17 2,016 MEARS
#9 LB Jamie Collins USM 6-4 250 4.58 41.5 4.32 139 19 2,015 MEARS
#10 OT Kyle Long ORE 6-6 313 4.9 28 4.63 119 – 2,011 MEARS
#11 CB Des Trufant WASH 6-0 190 4.33 37.5 3.85 125 16 2,005 MEARS
#12 QB Geno Smith WVA 6-2 228 4.55 33.5 – 124 – 1,996 MEARS
#12 WR Marq Goodwin TEX 5-9 183 4.27 38 – 132 – 1,996 MEARS
#14 SS TJ McDonald USC 6-3 219 4.53 40 4.2 131 19 1,993 MEARS
#15 AP Tavon Austin WVA 5-8.5 174 4.28 32 4.01 120 14 1,990 MEARS
#16 CB Jamar Taylor BOISE 5-11 192 4.45 35 4.06 127 22 1,989 MEARS
#17 DE Dion Jordan ORE 6-6 248 4.56 32.5 4.35 122 – 1,986 MEARS
#18 CB Dee Milliner ALA 6-0 201 4.33 36 4.32 122 – 1,982 MEARS
#18 CB Steve Williams CAL 5-9 181 4.33 40.5 4.1 128 12 1,982 MEARS
#20 FS Eric Reid LSU 6-1 213 4.48 40.5 4.22 122 17 1,976 MEARS
#21 DT Sharrif Floyd FLA 6-3 297 4.87 30 4.75 106 – 1,974 MEARS
#21 DE Ziggy Ansah BYU 6-5 271 4.6 34.5 4.26 118 21 1,974 MEARS
#23 LB Zavier Gooden MO 6-2 234 4.43 34 4.18 131 27 1,973 MEARS
#24 LB Bark Mingo LSU 6-4 241 4.51 37 4.39 128 – 1,972 MEARS
#25 DT Datone Jones UCLA 6-4 283 4.75 31.5 4.32 112 29 1,966 MEARS
#26 RB Chris Michaels A&M 5-10 220 4.47 43 4.02 125 27 1,965 MEARS
#26 WR Ryan Swope A&M 6-0 205 4.31 37 4.25 125 16 1,965 MEARS
#28 QB EJ Manuel FSU 6-5 237 4.61 34 4.21 118 – 1,964 MEARS
#29 OG Jon Cooper UNC 6-2 311 5.01 27 4.84 108 35 1,962 MEARS
#29 WR C. Patterson TENN 6-2 217 4.42 37 – 128 – 1,962 MEARS
#31 WR Mark Wheaton ORST 5-11 189 4.4 37 4.02 120 20 1,958 MEARS
#32 CB Dave Amerson NCST 6-1 205 4.39 35.5 – 127 15 1,955 MEARS
#33 CB Darius Slay MSU 6-0 192 4.32 35.5 4.21 124 14 1,954 MEARS
#34 OT Eric Fisher CenMich 6-7 306 5.0 28.5 4.44 116 27 1,952 MEARS
#35 WR Josh Boyce TCU 5-11 206 4.34 34 4.1 131 22 1,947 MEARS
#35 CB Dwayne Gratz CONN 5-11 201 4.41 38 4.15 125 22 1,947 MEARS
#37 DE Bjoern Werner FSU 6-3 266 4.77 31 4.4 111 25 1,945 MEARS
#37 DE Corey Lemonier AUB 6-3 255 4.56 33 4.4 119 27 1,945 MEARS
#39 SS Kenny Vaccaro TEX 6-0 214 4.55 38 4.06 121 15 1,943 MEARS
#40 LB Tre Williams CONN 6-1 241 4.51 38 – 124 30 1,942 MEARS
#41 NG S. Richardson MO 6-2 294 4.94 32 – 116 30 1,938 MEARS
#42 SS Matt Elam FLA 5-10 208 4.48 35.5 – 118 17 1,936 MEARS
#42 SS Shawn Williams UGA 6-0 213 4.42 36 4.25 120 25 1,936 MEARS
#44 LB Sio Moore CONN 6-1 245 4.59 38 4.31 127 29 1,935 MEARS
2012 NFL ELITE EIGHTEEN AT 2012 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
# POS PLAYER COL HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ REP MEARS NFL TEAM
#1 QB Robert Griffin 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 2,160 MEARS #1 Packers
#3 LB 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 LB Bob Wagner UST 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 1,987 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 CN 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 LB Mychal Kendricks UC 6-0 240 4.47 39.5 4.14 127 24 1,955 MEARS #2 Eagles
#17 DE Mel Ingram SCAR 6-2 264 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
2011 Heisman Trophy Winner and Davey O’Brien Award Winner
2,226 MEARS RATING World Record Holder Robert Griffin
In conclusion, we indeed found that the players are really getting bigger, stronger, and faster. In 2010, we had four College players reach the 2,000 MEARS plateau as OT Trent Williams (2,025) of Oklahoma; FS Taylor Mays (2,005) of USC; DT Lamarr Houston (2,000) of Texas; and RB Ben Tate (2,000) of Auburn made that level.
Then, in 2011, eight players recorded a 2,000 MEARS RATING, including QB Cam Newton (2,070) of Auburn; QB Jake Locker (2,057) of Washington; CB Patrick Peterson (2,048) of LSU; LB Martez Wilson (2,030) of Illinois; LB Von Miller (2,012) of Texas A&M; DT Cameron Jordan (2,009) of California; DE J.J. Watt (2,005) of Wisconsin; and WR Jon Baldwin (2,001) of Pittsburgh.
And finally, as you can see in this analysis, there were six players in the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine and then we had eleven players in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine who made the Elite 2,000 MEARS RATINGS.