Fifty-Five Football Freaks For First Day Of 2014 NFL Draft! By Super Scout Max Emfinger


JADEVEON CLOWNEY TOPS ALL PLAYERS IN 2014 NFL DRAFT!

By Super Scout Max Emfinger

In the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, a young Junior Defensive End by the name of Jadeveon Clowney showed-up and to be honest! I don’t think that I have ever seen a better Defensive Player like Clowney with all of his Talent and Potential. Only DE Nick Perry of Southern Cal, MLB J.J. Watt of Wisconsin; MLB Luke Kuechly of Boston College; plus CB Xavier Rhodes of Florida State and CB Patrick Peterson of LSU, were previous Super Freaks with this much overall potential. Clowney is a player who weighed 266-Pounds and actually ran a 4.47 Forty and a 4.48 Forty, but then was given a 4.53 Official Forty Time.

I averaged all three of his Forty times and gave him an Official 4.49 Forty. His 37.5 Vertical Jump and 123 Standing Broad Jump were also just as impressive, but he was so outstanding in all of his Measurables, none of the NFL Scouts even cared that he did not go through all of the Scouting Combine Drills. Clowney has an unbelievable Athletic Combination of Size and Speed that has Rarely been seen before. He is just a Real Super Freak. Another tidbit of information about Clowney is that many times he would run Forties with the Defensive Backs at South Carolina and many times, he would win.

Even NFL Hall of FamerDeion “Primetime” Sanders, who was working the 2014 Scouting Combine as an Analyst, was impressed with Clowney. “If the Texans don’t Select him as their #1 Draft Choice and #1 Overall Pick, they will regret it for many years to come,” said Sanders. “There are just not too many players in the 2014 Scouting Combine or 2014 NFL Draft who would have been Selected as a #1 Draft Selection in the NFL Draft for two years, and Clowney would have been a #1 Selection last year and in fact, he might have been a #1 Selection after his Freshman Season in 2012.”

When I was 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 1976 NFL Draft. This was the Tony Dorsett Draft and we used this Rating System to conclude that Dorsett was our #1 Player in that 1976 NFL Draft.

I shelved this Rating 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 Sport or Event. This new MEARS RATING SYSTEM or a similar rating system, identifies overall Athletic Ability, and it can be used by High School, College and Pro Coaches all around the country in an initial indicator of the athletic potential of an athlete in Football or in any other Sport.

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.

By 2001, all of the other Recruiting Services were using the Five-Star Rating System Method which does not Measure or Represent anything. One year, at the start of Spring Recruiting, one of the Recruiting Services did something interesting. They had 45 Wide Receivers that were Rated as a Four-Star. We went to bed one night and the next morning, we awoke and there were only 25 Wide Receivers with a Four-Star Rating. Some Idiot Person, without any Scouting or Evaluating Ability had decided that there needed only to be 25 Four-Star Wide Receivers and he had demoted 20 of them to a Three-Star.

My 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 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, and a Standing Broad Jump.

Before I implemented my MEARS RATING SYSTEM in 2001, I decided that I needed to Tweak it a little more and so I asked one of my old friends to help. In all of those years, I have Tweaked it a few times, but the Standard MEARS Formula has never changed.

Max, we have got to set a Medium 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 Medium Standards for each position. “The Medium Standard for an Offensive Tackle, for example, has been 6-5 and 275 for twenty-five years and although the players are getting bigger, stronger, and faster, we don’t need to keep changing the Medium Standard, said Coach 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 Medium Standard for each Measurable. In all of the Speed Measurables, a player will get plus points for every tenth of a second over the Position Standard, but a Maximum of 400-Points. The Vertical Jump will have a Maximum of 300-Points; while the Bench Press Reps will have a Maximum of 200 Points.

This year, at my Tenth Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic, all of my Players were Rated and Ranked in order, by Team, on my Big Board in the Hotel Lobby. After the first couple of practices, many of my Coaches would come up to me and recommend that certain players on the Big Board be “Upgraded” to the next Ranking or Color in the Color-Coded MEARS Rating System.

So I decided to Tweak the MEARS RATING System, one more last time. I decided to give a 50-Point Bonus to all the players who needed to be Re-Rated-Up to the Next Level, but with a Maximum 100-Points and with this new Tweak, all of the College Players in their NFL Scouting Combines have been Re-Rated with this 100-Point Bonus

With the New Tweaks, Clowney recorded an Incredible 2,347 MEARS and becomes the #1 Rated Defensive Player in the History of the MEARS RATING. With the New Tweaks, Robert Griffin still holds the #1 Rated Offensive Player with a Sensational 2,526 MEARS RATING. The Incredible thing about Griffin was that he recorded the 400 Maximum Points in both Speed Measurables; plus the 300 Maximum Points in the Vertical Jump and the 200 Maximum Points in the Bench Press.

Now, lets get back to the 2014 NFL Draft and another Super Defensive Player who will be Drafted in the Early Minutes and is another Super Combine Freak named Khalil Mack. Super Pass-Rushers in the NFL may be just about as important as Super Passing Quarterbacks in the current NFL Passing Game. Before the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, every NFL Scout knew that Khalil Mack of Buffalo was going to be one of the best Elite Pass-Rushers in the 2014 NFL Draft.

What the NFL Scouts did not know, about Mack, was just how Athletic and how Explosive that he really was, and after he recorded some very impressive Measurables, most of the NFL Scouts want Mack, along with Clowney and both of them recorded some incredible Measurables. As an Outside Linebacker, Mack did an incredible 40-Inch Vertical Jump; a 4.18 Pro-Agility Shuttle; and a 128-Inch Standing Broad Jump and he finished with an unbelievable 2,202 MEARS RATING.

J.J. Watt of Wisconsin is still one of the most unbelievable players to ever come to the NFL Scouting Combine and his Measurables at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine are still some of the best ever produced. Watt ran an unbelievable 4.81 Forty while weighing 290-pounds; did an incredible 37-Inch Vertical Jump; did a Mind-Boggling 4.21 Pro-Shuttle; and then did a 120-Inch Standing Broad Jump. Again! Can you visualize a 290-pound man running twenty-yards in four-seconds? There are Running Backs and Cornerbacks in every NFL Scouting Combine that do not run a 4.3 or 4.2 in the Pro-Shuttle.

Lamarr Houston also had a pretty sensational Day at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and his Stock continued to be on the Rise as he “Wowed” the NFL Scouts with a 4.74 Forty while weighing 305-pounds and eventually given a 4.84 Forty as his Official Time. Houston also recorded a 33.5 Vertical Jump and a 4.71 Pro-Shuttle which is pretty impressive for a 305-pound player.

During the drills, Houston also was  impressive as he he stood out by showing tremendous Athleticism with his terrific movement skills. I will never forget picking Houston up at the Shreveport Greyhound Bus Station in 2006, about six days before our 2006 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In that game, Houston played some at Tight End, but the Defensive Coaches got to use him a lot more than the Offensive Coaches. After the game, I took him back to the Bus Station and I have been following his career ever since.

Another one of the most intriguing players, in the same 2010 Scouting Combine with Houston, was FS Taylor Mays. I had Mays Rated as one of the Top High School Safeties in the Country when he came out of High School and then watched him become one of the top College Safeties in the Country at Southern Cal. When he came to the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, he recorded some Mind-Boggling Measurements, including a 4.31 Forty while weighing 230-pounds; did an unbelievable 41-Inch Vertical; and a 125 Standing Broad Jump. So now, I think that he would be one of the first players to go in the 2010 NFL Draft. I was shocked that he went in the Second Round, but after talking to some NFL Scouts, some of the Scouts felt that since he had not done as well, in the Drills, as they thought that he should have, it probably hurt him.

In this 2014 NFL Draft, there are Three other Super Linebackers, including OLB Ryan Shazier of Ohio State; OLB Anthony Barr of UCLA; and C.J. Mosley of Alabama. All three of these Linebackers, plus Mack will be Drafted on the First Day.

Two other Linebacker Freaks that recorded Freaky Measurables include OLB Howard Jones (6-3, 235, 4.49, 40.5, 4.41, 124, 21) of Shepherd did his Pro-Day at West Virginia; while OLB Carlos Fields (6-1, 238, 4.48, 38, 4.22, 128, 17) of Winston-Salem State did his Pro-Day at Wake forest. Jones recorded a 2,190 MEARS RATING to go with his 40.5-Inch Vertical Jump; while Fields recorded a 2,136 MEARS RATING to go with his 38-Inch Vertical Jump.

There are some Great Defensive Linemen in this 2014 Draft, but there are not a lot of them and the really great ones, including Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh (In Photo) with a #2 2,310 MEARS RATING behind Clowney and a Sensational RaShede Hageman of Minnesota with a 2,260 MEARS RATING. Donald and Hageman are Super Combine Freaks. These two players are in the Clowney Super Freak Category. Can you imagine a 285-pound player running a 4.61 Forty and a 4.39 Pro-Shuttle and then going over to the Weight Room and Doing 35 Reps of 225-Pounds on the Bench Press; but Donald did, and in fact, he recorded the Maximum 400 Points in the Pro-Shuttle and the Maximum 200 Points in the Bench Press.

Hageman was almost as impressive as Donald as he ran a 4.89 Forty and and a 4.5 Pro-Shuttle to go with a tremendous 35.5 Vertical Jump while weighing 310-Pounds. With this unbelievable potential, Hageman will be Drafted shortly after Clowney, Donald, Mack, Shazier, and Barr.

Also, don’t forget the great Cornerback Class in this 2014 Draft, including Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State; Darquere Dennard of Michigan State; Jason Verrett of TCU; Bradley Roby of Ohio State; Stanley Jean-Baptiste of Nebraska; and Kyle Fuller of Virginia Tech. All six Super Star Cornerbacks could be Drafted on The First Day. Gilbert recorded 200 Maximum Points in the Bench Press!

In the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, the 2014 Skill Players put-up some Mind-Boggling Pro-Shuttle Speed Measurables. There were Six Sub 4.0 Pro-Shuttles, including WR Brandon Crooks of Oregon State with a 3.81 Pro-Shuttle; WR Damian Copeland of Louisville with a 3.9 Pro-Shuttle; WR Odell Beckham Jr of LSU with a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle; WR Isaiah Burse of Fresno State with a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle; WR Bruce Ellington of South Carolina with a 3.95 Pro-Shuttle; and WR Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State with a 3.98 Pro-Shuttle.

In the 2013 Scouting Combine, Desmond Trufant of Washington ran an incredible 3.85 Pro-Shuttle and he also received 400-points. You know a cough or a sneeze will last as long as Trufant or any of the Six 2014 Scouting Combine players ran their Pro-Shuttle.

The Vertical Jump
is also a really important Measurable as it reflects just how fast you really can be with the potential of your Twitch Muscles.

Vertical Jump – The Vertical Jump (VJ) is a test of leg explosiveness, power, quickness, and twitch muscles. Technique is also very important in this test. This test is a good Measurable for Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, Running Backs, Cornerbacks, and Safeties. The standard for a Wide Receiver, Running Back, Tight Ends, Linebackers, and Defensive Backs is a 28-Inch Vertical Jump. Each inch over the standard, a player gets 20 points.

Four Skill Players, in the 2014 Scouting Combine, including RB Lache Seastrunk of Baylor with a 41.5 Vertical Jump; WR  Tevin Reese of Baylor with a 41-Inch Vertical Jump; RB Jerick McKinnon of Georgia Southern with a 40.5 Inch Vertical Jump; and Damian Copeland of Louisville with a 40-Inch Vertical Jump had 40 Plus Vertical Jumps.

In the 2013 Scouting Combine, we had Eight Players with a 40-Inch Vertical Jump, including RB Chris Michaels of Texas A&M with a 43-Inch Vertical Jump; LB Jamie Collins of Southern Miss with a 41.5-Inch Vertical Jump; CB Steve Williams of California, FS Eric Reid of LSU, CB Xavier Rhodes of Florida State, and SS Sham Thomas of Syracuse with a 40.5-Vertical Jump; and CB Robert Alford of Southeast Louisiana and SS T.J. McDonald of Southern Cal with a 40-Inch Vertical Jump.

My 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 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, and a Standing Broad Jump.

Pro-Agility Shuttle – The Short 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 Pro-Agility Shuttle and the medium standard for an Offensive Lineman is a 5.3 Forty and he received 400 points.

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: In the 2013 Scouting Combine, Outside Linebacker 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; and so Collins received 215 Standing Broad Jump points.

I have never seen a better NFL Scouting Combine with better Standing Broad Jumpers than the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Collins broke the World Record, but there were also nine other Super Combine Freaks who recorded over 130-Inches, including OLB Zavier Gooden of Missouri with a 131 SBJ; WR Josh Boyce of TCU with a 131 SBJ; WR Da’Rick Rogers of Tennessee Tech with a 132 SBJ; WR Marquise Goodwin of Texas with a 132 SBJ; SS Earl Wolff of NC State with a 134 SBJ; SS Shamarko Thomas of Syracuse with a 133 SBJ; SS TJ McDonald of USC with a 131 SBJ; CB Xavier Rhodes of FSU with a 132 SBJ; and CB Robert Alford of Southeastern Louisiana with a 132 SBJ.

In this 2014 Scouting Combine, only Four Skill Players, recorded a 130-Inch Standing Broad Jump, including RB Lache Seastrunk of Baylor with a 134 Standing Broad Jump; RB Jerick McKinnon of Georgia Southern with a 132 Standing Broad Jump; while WR Tevin Reese of Baylor and WR Donte Moncrief of Ole Miss both broke the 130-Inch Standing Broad Jump as they both did a 132 Standing Broad Jump. Super Linebacker Ryan Shazier of Ohio State also recorded an amazing 130 Standing Broad Jump.

Out of all of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine Skill Players and you only have one Draft Choice left, and you could only pick one player, who would you pick?

If I could only pick one player, my Pick would go to WR Sammy Watkins of Clemson. We have been watching Watkins play for three years and he has been a Real Freak for all three of those years. I watched him run both of his Forties and he ran Hand-Held Times of 4.34 and 4.37 and then he was given an Official Time of 4.43 which made absolutely no sense.  I averaged both of his Hand-Held Times and gave him an Official  4.35 Forty. One of his Biggest Accomplishments was to have two catches of over 90-Yards for a Touchdown, including his 91-Yard Touchdown against Syracuse and his 96-Yard Touchdown against Virginia.

I would pick Odell Beckham as my Second Offensive Choice after Watkins, who was an LSU Freshman All-American and he has been sensational for the Tigers for three years. In 2013, Beckham recorded an Amazing 2,222 All-Purpose Yards, breaking the LSU Record of 2,120 Yards and he is a Freaky Punt-Return man for the NFL Team that Drafts him. Beckham, who was at my 2010 Top Gun Camp and is a Friend, was a Super Combine Freak at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine as he ran a 4.31 Forty and a 4.4 Forty, to go with a great 38.5 Vertical Jump and a Mind-Boggling 3.94 Shuttle. I averaged his 4.31 Forty and his 4.4 Forty and gave him an Official 4.35 Forty Timing. Beckham is a Friend of mine and I first met him at my 2010 Super Elite Top Gun Camp. After making numerous one-handed catches, Beckham later became one of the Camp MVP’s.

Mike Evans is a Wide Receiver that is playing in a Tight End Body and is another player that I have been very impressed with for Two Years at Texas A&M and Galveston Ball High School. Evans was a Two-Sport Super-Star at Galveston Ball High School and he only played one year of High School Football. As a Senior at Ball High School, Evans averaged 18.3 Points Per Game in Basketball with 8.4 Boards and 5.2 Assists. Evans was the “Go-To” Receiver for both years for Quarterback Johnny Manziel and in 2013, he caught 65 passes for 1,322-Yards and 12 Touchdowns, breaking the Texas A&M Single-Season Total Yards Record with 1,207-Yards. Evans then caught four more passes for 72-Yards in the Chic-Fil-A Bowl Victory over Duke. Evans would be my #2 Offensive Pick.

Blake Bortles
of Central Florida came out of the Sunday NFL Scouting Combine as the “Big-Winner” at the Quarterback Position. I believe that both Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville and Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M have received some very bad guidance from either some of their Coaches or Agents, because they were recommended not to throw in the NFL Scouting Combine Workout. With those two Quarterbacks not participating, Bortles took full advantage and really “Wowed” some NFL Scouts. Bortles took advantage of his opportunity to convince everyone that he’s a legitimate franchise quarterback. Bortles (6-5, 232, 4.82, 32.5, 4.21, 115) also impressed me and most all of the NFL Scouts with his Strong Arm and Athleticism with a Great 32.5 Vertical Jump, an outstanding 4.21 Pro-Shuttle, and a 115 Standing Broad Jump.

I  like several Quarterbacks in this Upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, but I particularly like three Quarterbacks that were in this 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. I  really like the “BBC Trio” which includes Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, and Derek Carr and in that order. I also think that some NFL Team is going to take Johnny Manziel, Jimmy Garoppolo, and A.J. McCarron, and probably in the Early Rounds.


FIFTY-FIVE FIRST DAY FOOTBALL FREAKS FOR 2014  NFL DRAFT

# POS PLAYER   COL    HT WT  40   VJ    SH  SBJ REP MEARS TEAM #OVERALL
#1 DE Jadeveon Clowney SCAR 6-5 266 4.49 37.5 – 123 21 2,347 TEXANS, #1, #1
#2 NG Aaron Donald Pitt          6-1 285 4.61 32 4.39 116 35  2,310 RAMS,      #1,#13
#3 OLB Khalil Mack Buffalo 6-3 251 4.6 40       4.18 128 23 2,302 RAIDERS, #1,#5
#4 OT Greg Robinson Aub 6-5   332 4.92 27.5  4.86 113 32  2,279 RAMS,        #1,#2
#5 WR Sammy Watkins Clem 6-1 211 4.35 36  4.34 126 16 2,262 BILLS,        #1,#4
#6 DT RaShede Hageman Minn 6-6 310 4.89 35.5 4.5 114  2,260 MEARS  
#7 OT Taylor Lewan Mich 6-7.5 309 4.87 30.5 4.49 117  29 2,258 TITANS     #1,#11
#8 OLB Ryan Shazier OHST   6-1 237 4.36 42 4.21 130 25  2,244 STEELERS,#1#15
#9 OT Jake Matthews A&M 6-5.5 308 5.0 30 4.47 105 24    2,242 FALCONS #1,#6
#10 WR Odell Beckham LSU 5-11.5 198 4.33 38.5 3.94 122 2,241 GIANTS    #1,#12
#11 CB Justin Gilbert OKST 6-0 202 4.3 33.5 4.19 126 20    2,234 BROWNS #1,#8
#12 WR Mike Evans A&M  6-5  231   4.53  37  4.26 122  12     2,220 BUCS         #1,#7
#13 OLB Anthony Barr UCLA 6-5 255 4.41 34.5 4.19 119 19 2,215 VIKINGS #1,#9
#14 WR Martavis Bryant Clem 6-4 211 4.36 39 4.15 124 16  2,202 MEARS
#15 AP Dri Archer Kent State 5-8 173 4.16 38 4.06 122 20   2,200 MEARS
#16 WR Brandon Crooks ORST 5-10 189 4.29 36 3.81 120   2,188 SAINTS    #1,#20
#17 DE Dee Ford AUB           6-2 252 4.56 35.5 4.73 124 29      2,184 CHIEFS    #1,#23
#18 WR Cody Latimer IND            6-3 215 4.4 39 – 126 23      2,180 MEARS
#19 QB Blake Bortles CenFla 6-5 232 4.82 32.5 4.21 115   –  2,175 JAGS,         #1,#3
#20 QB Derek Carr Fresno 6-2 214 4.65     34.5 –    110 –        2,170 MEARS
#21 WR Marqise Lee USC   6-0 192 4.41 38 4.01 127  11         2,169 MEARS
#21 DE Jackson Jeffcoat TEX 6-3 247 4.58 36 4.18 123 18   2,169 MEARS
#22 CB Darquere Dennard MIST 5-11 199 4.39 36 4.21 124 2,168 BENGALS #1,#24
#23 TE Eric Ebron UNC           6-4.5 250 4.55 32 – 120 – 24    2,163 LIONS       #1,#10
#24 CB Jason Verrett TCU    5-10 189 4.33 39.5 4.0 128 19   2,158 Chargers   #1,#25
#25 OG Zack Martin ND     6-4 308   5.08 29   4.59  104 28   2,156 COWBOYS #1,#16
#26 CB Bradley Roby OHST 6-0 194 4.35 38.5 4.04 123        2,153 BRONCOS  #1,#31
#27 DE Kody Ealy Missouri 6-4 273 4.6 32 4.45 120 22         2,146 MEARS
#28 FS Calvin Pryor LOU  5-11 207 4.47 34.5 4.3 116 18        2,142 JETS            #1,#19
#29 CB Stan Jean-Baptiste NEB 6-3 218 4.49 41.5 4.33 127 2,141 MEARS
#30 OLB Howard Jones Shep 6-3 235 4.49 40.5 4.41 124 21 2,140 MEARS
#31 QB Johnny Manziel A&M 6-0 207 4.6 31.5 4.03 113 –    2,139 BROWNS   #1,#22
#32 QB Teddy Bridgewater Lou 6-2.5 214 4.61 30 – 112 –   2,138 Seahawks  #1,#32
#33 OLB Carlos Fields WinSal 6-1 238 4.48 39 4.22 128 17 2,136 MEARS
#34 FS Ha-Ha Dix Alabama  6-1 208 4.52 33 4.16 119 11     2,031 PACKERS   #1,#21
#35 CB Kyle Fuller VAT    6-0 190 4.39 38.5 4.19 128 12        2,130 BEARS        #1,#14
#36 RB Lache Seastrunk Bay 5-10 201 4.37 41.5 4.26 134    2,127 MEARS
#37 TE Jace Amaro TxT           6-5.5 265 4.6 36 4.3 118 28    2,125 MEARS
#37 WR Kelvin Benjamin FSU 6-5 240 4.54 33 4.39 119 13 2,125 Panthers    #1,#28
#38 RB Bishop Sankey Wash 5-9 209 4.5 35.5 4.0 125 26    2,123 MEARS
#39 QB Derek Carr Fresno         6-2 214 4.63 34.5 4.2            2,118 MEARS
#40 OG Trai Turner LSU   6-3   310 4.86   27.5 4.6   100 25 2,110 MEARS
#41 DE Marcus Smith Lou        6-3 251 4.62 35 4.38 121       2,107 EAGLES     #1,#26
#42 SS Deone Bucannon WSU 6-1 211 4.44 37 4.26 125 19 2,097 CARDS       #1,#27
#43 WR Jeff Janis Saginaw 6-3 219 4.34  37.5 3.98 123 20  2,093 MEARS
#44 ILB C.J. Mosley ALA     6-2 234 4.62 35 4.4 118 15         2,090 RAVENS    #1,#17
#45 RB Tre Mason Auburn   5-8   207 4.43 38.5 41.5 125 –  2,089 MEARS
#46 OG Joel Bitonio Nevada 6-4 302 4.97  32 4.44 114  22 2,084 MEARS
#47 OT Matt Patchan BC       6-6.5 302 4.9 33.5 4.6 116  22 2,082 MEARS
#48 SS Jimmie Ward Nor Ill    5-11 193 4.44 38 4.24 125    2,081 49ERS        #1,#30
#49 OG Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA 6-4 307 4.94 25 4.4 102 25 2,074 MEARS
#50 WR Jordy Matthews Van 6-3 212 4.4 35.5 4.18 120 21  2,064 MEARS
#51 TE A.C. Leonard Tenn St 6-2 252 4.49 34 4.39 128  20 2,054 MEARS
#52 RB Jer McKinnon GSU 5-9 209 4.41 40.5 4.12 132 32   2,038 MEARS
#53 DE Demarcus Lawrence Boise 6-3 251 4.69 34.5 4.31 2,038 MEARS
#54 NG Tim Jernigan FSU 6-2 299 4.92 29.5 4.83 102 27    2,018 MEARS
#55 WR Donte Moncrief Miss 6-2 221 4.4 39.5 4.3 132 13    2,012 MEARS

#56 OT Juwuan James Tenn 6-6 311 5.2 29 4.56 103 22     1,949 DOLPHINS #1,#19

INJURED

#42 NG Dominique Easley FLA 6-2 288 4.87 (On Potential) 2,101 PATS      #1#29 

In the 2014 Scouting Combine, at least Five Scouting Combine Offensive Linemen ran better than a 5.0 Flat Forty, including Taylor Lewan of Michigan with an Official 4.87 Forty; Greg Robinson of Auburn with an Official 4.92 Forty; Trai Turner of LSU with an Official 4.93 Forty; Joel Bitonio of Nevada with an Official 4.97 Forty; and Matt Patchan of Boston College with an Official 4.97 Forty. Jake Matthews of Texas A&M also ran a 4.91 Forty; Xavier Su’a-Fila of UCLA ran a 4.94 Forty; and Brandon Thomas of Clemson ran a 4.97 Forty.

A lot of observers were not even aware of a Super Offensive Tackle by the name of Taylor Lewan, but after the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, there are not too many NFL Fans in the country who are not aware of this Super Freak. Lewan (6-7.5, 309, 4.87, 30.5, 4.49, 117, 29) put up some of the Most Incredible Measurables of any other player.

In the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, Lane Johnson (6-6, 303, 4.72, 34, 4.52, 118, 28) had incredible Measurables and recorded a Scouting Combine Best 2,306 MEARS RATING. In the 2014 Scouting Combine, Lewan (6-7.5, 309, 4.87, 30.5, 4.49, 117, 29) matched him as he recorded a 2,258 MEARS RATING.

Although Lewan was unbelievably impressive, #38 Greg Robinson of Auburn was just as impressive as he ran a Mind-Boggling 4.92 Forty while weighing 332-Pounds. With his impressive Measurables, Robinson recorded a very impressive 2,279 MEARS RATING.

One other Super Star Offensive Lineman that was outstanding all during the Scouting Combine was Jake Matthews of Texas A&M. Jake is the Son of one of my old Houston Oiler Friends Bruce Matthews and so Jake has really got the Super Genes of Bruce in his makeup. Jake actually ran a 4.91 Forty on one of his Hand-Held Forties, but he was given an Official 5.03 Forty. Matthews also did an Outstanding 4.47 Shuttle and an Equally Outstanding 30.5 Vertical Jump. Jake went to Fort Bend Elkins High School and my Son, Eric, was a Freshman Quarterback on the Elkins Freshman Team before we moved to Klein Oak and then Covington, Louisiana. Matthews finished with a great 2,231 MEARS.

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