Tenth Annual All-American Bowl Game December 17 MEARS Update. By Max Emfinger

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Tara High running back Kaleb Kador (11) runs past Southern Lab linebacker Bladrick Veal (9) during the Coca-Cola Kickoff Classic at Olympia Stadium on Friday.
Super Running Back and Safety Kaleb “K.K.” Kador of Baton Rouge Tara.

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December 17, 2013 MEARS RATINGS!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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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2014 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME TOP MEARS RATINGS
January 3, 2014 – Panama City Bay Stadium
1200 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401

QB Cameron Johnson (6-3, 200, 4.55, 38, 4.33, 126) is Two-Sport Freak from Athens Clarke Central, Georgia! 

RB Freak Forrest Town (6-0, 195, 4.34, 40, 4.01, 128) of Zachary, Louisiana

2013 Jaquan FinchSuper Athlete JaQuan Finch (6-3, 230, 4.46, 38, 4.3, 122) of Baldwin County Bay Minette, Alabama ran 97-yard Kickoff for Touchdown!

Super 2,040 MEARS Freak DE Justin Hollins – Arlington Martin, Texas
(6-5, 215, 4.5, 36, 4.35, 118, 28)

2013 Joe Wilson Robinson, Virginia
Super RB Joe Wilson of Fairfax Robinson, Virginia

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Tara High running back Kaleb Kador (11) runs past Southern Lab linebacker Bladrick Veal (9) during the Coca-Cola Kickoff Classic at Olympia Stadium on Friday.
Super Running Back and Safety Kaleb “K.K.” Kador of Baton Rouge Tara.

# POS PLAYER           ST  HT  WT  40  VJ  SH SBJ REP MEARS RATING VERBAL
#1 CB Lashard Durr MS  6-0   180  4.36 42   4.2   129   –    2,065 MEARS  Miss State
#1 WR Chris Mitchell FL 6-3   190 4.3   40    4.12 128  –    2,050 MEARS
#1 DE Justin Hollins TX 6-5   215  4.5   36   4.35 118  28   2,040 MEARS   Oregon
#1 TE Jaquan Finch AL  6-3   230 4.46 38   4.3   122  18    2,030 MEARS
#1 QB Cam Johnson GA  6-3   200 4.55 36   4.4   126   –     2,020 MEARS
#1 RB Forrest Town  LA  6-0   195 4.34 40   4.01 128  20   2,020 MEARS
#1 WR Dorian Leonard TX 6-4 205 4.4 38   4.06 128  –      2,000 MEARS Texas 
#1 WR Jalen Curtis  AR   5-10 175 4.37  42   4.06 128  10    2,000 MEARS
#9 DE Grant Harris  MS   6-5  263  4.6   34   4.3   116   32   1,976 MEARS
#10 QB Charlie Kelly   FL   5-8  185  4.37 38   4.11  128  –   1,960 MEARS Ala State
#10 WR Lawrence Lee FL  5-10 175 4.36 40   4.09 128   –   1,960 MEARS Missouri  
#10 IR Chevy Thornton LA 5-11 190 4.4 40   4.2   128 20  1,960 MEARS
#13 ATH Marq Kaigler LA  6-5   215 4.6    36 4.4    112   –   1,950 MEARS 
#13 WR Robert Franklin LA 6-2 175 4.4  40  4.06 126   –   1,950 MEARS
#13 IR Brandon Jackson TX 5-9 170 4.32 38 4.06 126   –  1,950 MEARS
#16 DE Rocel McWilliams FL 6-3 240 4.6 36 4.3  112   –    1,940 MEARS  Missouri
#17 RB Joe Wilson     VA      5-9    195 4.37 38  4.16 118  –    1,930 MEARS 
#17 SS S.J. Fehoko     UT     5-10 195  4.42 38  4.18 126   33 1,930 MEARS
#17 LB Orlando Batiste LA  6-1 235  4.52 36  4.2   118  20  1,930 MEARS
#17 WR Kerry Thomas TX  6-2   190 4.45 40   4.2   126    –  1,930 MEARS
#17 CB Brandon Coney GA  5-11 190 4.4   38  4.2   124  –     1,930 MEARS 
#22 CB Devonte Briley    LA 6-0   188 4.4   38  4.2   122  15  1,926 MEARS
#23 CB Darryl Randolph FL 5-11 190 4.4 40  4.01 122  –     1,920 MEARS
#24 CB Aaron Peak         SC    5-11 190  4.4  39 4.21 118  –     1,910 MEARS 
#24 DE Keith McNeil     FL   6-2  240  4.6   34  4.3   116   –    1,910 MEARS So Ala
#26 ATH Xavier White FL   6-0  200 4.5   39  4.1    115   –    1,905 MEARS    
#27 SS Kaleb Kador      LA  6-0   210  4.44 36   4.2   118  18  1,900 MEARS
#27 QB Dallas Davis      FL   6-2   215 4.7    33  4.4   112   –    1,900 MEARS So Ala
#27 SS Travin Howard TX   6-1  190  4.45 36 4.2    118  –     1,900 MEARS
#27 DE TJ Thomas          GA  6-2  220 4.6  36   4.3   116    –    1,900 MEARS
#27 CB Reggie Davis       TX   5-9 170 4.36 38  4.01 122  20    1,900 MEARS
#27 CB Glen Smith          VA   5-10 175 4.4 38  4.1    126 12     1,900 MEARS
#33 TE Aaron Hall           LA   6-2 220 4.56 38  4.3   116   –     1,890 MEARS
#33 WR Austin Johnson GA 6-1  185  4.4   38   4.2  120   –     1,890 MEARS
#33 QB Kobe Miller         TX   6-2 210  4.6   34  4.4   110   –      1,890 MEARS
#36 OC Dalvin Dunn        LA   6-1  265 4.7   30  4.6   105  30   1,885 MEARS
#37 WR Daylan Abrams FL    5-9  170 4.4 38   4.16 128  –       1,880 MEARS
#37 LB Kevante Lowery AR    6-4  210 4.5  38  4.3   116 20     1,880 MEARS
#37 FB Kobe McCrary    FL 6-0  220  4.5   36   4.21 116   25    1,880 MEARS
#37 QB Dustin Dubar     AR 6-2  180  4.7   36   4.32 106    –     1,880 MEARS
#37 DE Broderick Allen GA 6-2 225 4.62 36   4.4   116     –     1,880 MEARS 
#37 SS Ben Newman      LA  5-11 190    4.5   38   4.2   118  10  1,880 MEARS Tulane
#37 OG LaDarrius Kidd MS 6-4 310 5.02 28  4.98 108    26   1,880 MEARS
#44 RB Tyler Crutchfield FL 6-1 210 4.5 36   4.2   118    –      1,870 MEARS
#44 TE Jordan Whitaker TX 6-3 210 4.6 38   4.4   120   –      1,870 MEARS
#44 OT Will Jones         AR  6-5   305  5.1  28   4.8   106    28   1,870 MEARS
#44 IR Michael Lockhart GA 5-9 190 4.4 38  4.2   120    –      1,870 MEARS
#44 FS Moses Young     LA 6-2     180  4.42 38  4.16 126    15   1,870 MEARS
#44 IR John Miller         SC   5-11 180 4.4   36    3.90 122   –     1,870 MEARS
#44 NG Rashaad Miller SC  6-2   320 4.9  32    4.8     112  30  1,870 MEARS
#44 IR Deonta Moses     IL   5-9   175   4.4 38   4.13   126  10   1,870 MEARS
#52 RB Mike Milburn    TX   6-1   207  4.45 36   4.2 120    12   1,864 MEARS
#53 DE Johnny Jackson LA 6-3   250  4.7   33    4.4 118    25  1,860 MEARS
#53 ATH Collin Seyller   IL  6-2   180  4.42 38    4.16 122  –     1,860 MEARS
#55 NG Deitric Massey AR   6-2   290  4.9   28   4.8 105    32   1,855 MEARS
#56 SS Sherman Wilder TX 6-0 200   4.5   38    4.2    114 10  1,850 MEARS
#56 WR Harrison Quinlan CN 6-3 205 4.5 36   4.2 118    15   1,850 MEARS
#58 OC Kaleb Hinson      TN 6-1    285 5.0   28   4.4 105   25    1,845 MEARS
#58 OC Justin Smith        SC  6-3  305  5.1   28    4.9 195    –     1,845 MEARS
#60 QB T.J. Ryan               CN  6-4  200 4’7    32    4.5  112   –     1,840 MEARS
#60 ILB Kaleb Coleman AL   6-1  218  4.62 36   4.42 116   32   1,840 MEARS
#60 ILB ReJohn Franklin MS  6-1 235 4.67 36  4.3  112    28   1,840 MEARS
#60 WR Javon Montgomery IL 6-0 180 4.41 38 4.2 116    –     1,840 MEARS
#64 TE Shaquan Jackson VA 6-4.5 245 4.72 33 4.3 116    12   1,835 MEARS
#65 LB Chika Anukam  GA   6-1   220  4.52 36   4.4   116  –      1,830 MEARS
#65 IR David Siggers      LA   5-9   170   4.4  38    4.2   118  –     1,830 MEARS
#65 CB Terry Taylor      AL   5-8   170   4.4   36   4.18  116  –     1,830 MEARS
#65 FS Kameron Coleman AL 5-11 190 4.42 38 4.2   116  –     1,830 MEARS
#65 TE Ryan White        TN   6-4   240  4.7   33   4.4    112  18   1,830 MEARS
#65 CB Chaunsi Booker LA   5-8  170   4.42 37   4.16  116  –     1,830 MEARS
#65 WR Demarcus Rivers AR 6-1 185  4.4   36   4.2    118  –     1,830 MEARS
#71 DT Jacquez Fields  AL    6-0 335   5.0  28   4.8    105  20  1,825 MEARS
#72 CB Kelton Bridges  SC   5-11 170   4.5   36    4.06 118  –      1,820 MEARS   
#72 CB Mchael Smith     AL 5-8   170   4.4  38    4.16  126  –      1,820 MEARS
#72 LB Josh Harlan        SC   5-10 200 4.5  36    4.2   118   –      1,820 MEARS
#72 FS Damion Oubre   LA  5-10 200 4.45 36   4.2   118   –       1,820 MEARS
#76 SS Terail Snipes       AL 5-10 180 4.5   38    4.3   116  10     1,810 MEARS
#77 OT Trenton Jenkins GA 6-5 320 5.1    28   4.8    106  –      1,800 MEARS 
#77 OC Zane Bush           AR  6-2   275  5.0   28   4.7    100  28    1,800 MEARS
#77 ILB Ced Armstrong GA 5-10 220 4.7   34    4.4   114   –       1,800 MEARS
#77 RB Darrean Burks   AL  5-8.5 195 4.46 36   4.26 118   18     1,800 MEARS
#77 ILB Kadaro Smith   LA  6-0    210 4.6  36   4.4    116   –       1,800 MEARS
#82 OG Hunter Kennedy AL 6-4   310 5.2 28    4.83  105  18     1,795 MEARS
#82 OG Corey White       LA  6-2  285  5.2  28    5.0    105  20     1,795 MEARS
#84 SS Jackson Sodek   TX  6-2   190 4.5   33    4.2    116   –       1,790 MEARS
#84 SS C.J. Melancon     LA  5-10 195 4.5   36    4.18  116  15     1,790 MEARS
#86 FS Tevin Newman   IL  5-11 180  4.4   36    4.2    116  10     1,780 MEARS
#86 OG Aiden Elkhatib VA  6-4   300 5.2   28   5.0    106  20     1,780 MEARS
#88 DE Kyson Edwards  AL  6-3.5 240 4.76 32  4.56 105  20     1,770 MEARS
#88 CB DeBryant Crenshaw AL 5-11 170 4.44 36 4.2 116 8        1,770 MEARS
#90 ILB Manuel Ramirez TX 6-2 245, 4.7 34    4.3    112  32      1,760 MEARS
#91 NG Anson Friday   TX   6-0  290  5.0   28   4.8    102  28     1,740 MEARS
#92 OT Kory Gilliam     GA   6-6  300  5-2  28   5.0    105  –       1,735 MEARS
#93 ILB Divante Wright AL 5-10 225 4.8   34   4.4   112   –        1,720 MEARS
#94 CB Phillip Brooks    LA  5-11 185  4.5   36   4.2   116   20     1,700 MEARS 
#94 OG Tyler Dever         FL  6-3  285  5.1   28   5.0   102   18      1,700 MEARS
#94 OG Mason Semisi    HI   6-2  295  5.3   28   5.0   100   24     1,700 MEARS
#94 DE Oliver Patton      IL   6-0  200  4.7   28   4.3    110   –       1,700 MEARS
#94 MLB Lavarus Peagler AL 6-0 223 4.7   32   4.4    110   –       1,700 MEARS
#99 OG Reggie Brock      LA  6-1   315   5.3  26   5.0    98    28      1,680 MEARS 
#100 OG Taylor Graf      LA  6-1   340   5.3  24   5.1    96    24      1,660 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, LouisianaSmart 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 ShuttleThe 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 Lane Johnson Draft Photo2013 Super Combine Freak Lane Johnson
Johnson Ran a 4.72 in the Forty and a 4.52 in the Shuttle
For Third Best Ever 2,106 MEARS 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

2013 Margus Hunt Super Combine SmallSuper Combine Freak Margus Hunt
2,079 MEARS RATING

Super Combine Freak Xavier Rhodes
Fourth Highest Ever 2,100 MEARS RATING

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.

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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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