All Football Players Need to Understand MEARS RATING. By Super Scout Max Emfinger

2013 ABG Max Emfinger with team Former Dallas Cowboys Super Scout Max Emfinger And Founder Of THE MEARS RATING! By SUPER SCOUT MAX EMFINGER

In January, after my Tenth Annual All-American Bowl Game Classic, I was very Honored to have been invited to be a Guest Super Scout at the 13th Annual Lestini Group Free Agent Super Combine in Mobile, Alabama.  It was on the Saturday and Sunday preceding the Annual College Football All-American Senior Bowl.

Camp Director John L. Lestini Jr and his wife Mary Jo Lestini who is the Camp Coordinator  have been Hosting this Unbelievable Free Agent Super Combine for 13 years and it gives Former College and Pro Players an excellent chance to show what they can do to either get back into the NFL, Canadian Football League, World League, Europe Football League, or Arena League, and now the New Professional Football Showcase which will begin playing in 2015. More info Later!

At the Player Seminar on Saturday night, I was able to meet a lot of players that I had previously written stories about and had Rated and Ranked them on the National Recruiting Scene. I was also able to meet most of the Coaches and Scouts that have helped John and Mary Jo to make this the great success that it has been for all of these 13 years. John and Mary Jo have asked me to Explain how the MEARS RATING SYSTEM basically works, since every Athlete at the Lestini Group Super Combine was Rated and Ranked on my MEARS RATING SYSTEM.

SPECIAL NOTE: All High School, College, and Lestini Free Agent Football Players need to print out this Report and use it as a guide to get into the NFL or back into the NFL. Some of the players in this Story have become Very Successful in Professional Football and if you work hard, and learn how to do these Measurables, really well, you can also be in the same position. Also, remember that a D-1AA player broke the Standing Broad Jump record at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, as he did a 139-Inch Standing Broad Jump.

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I would still have to say that the most exciting part for me as a Scout was to see all of these great athletes in action and “Showing Their Stuff” on Sunday in front of all of the Coaches and Scouts from various Pro Teams and Pro Leagues. There were Five Canadian Pro Teams at the Super Combine and Super Workout on Sunday. Coach Jeff Bailey of The University of South Alabama was Field Coordinator.

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 and College 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 or College 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 their Speed Measurables by Two and Three Tenths of a Second and can improve on their Distance Measurables by as much as Six to Eight Inches.

Some of this Information may not mean as much to you as other parts, but all Players and Coaches need to understand How and Why this MEARS RATING SYSTEM was Developed and how it has  Evolved over the Years.

MEARS RATING SYSTEM

In 1974, after spending two years as a Graduate Assistant Coach for Legendary Coach Hayden Fry, at The University of North Texas, I got a call from Gil Brandt of the Dallas Cowboys. He told me that he had an opening for a Talent Scout with the Dallas Cowboys and he wanted to know if I was interested. I interviewed and I was set to take the job when they decided not to hire another Talent Scout at that time.

In the meantime, I had interviewed with Lanier Business Products to get back into Sales. Later, I got a call from Lanier and I took a job as a Salesman with Lanier Business Products in The Dallas Area as a word-processing and dictating salesman, I became one of their top salesmen in Dallas and also the country and I was already being groomed to become a Sales Manager or a National Sales Trainer. I also was Awarded three Salesmen of the Month Awards. Then, about a year later, I was on a Sales Call in Garland, Texas and I got another call from Gil Brandt. “Max, we’re now ready to hire another Talent Scout and I was wondering if you were still interested?”

Let’s be serious Folks! This was a call from the Dallas Cowboys! So, I became a Dallas Cowboys Talent Scout!

One of the reasons, in the past, that the Dallas Cowboys were always successful in their NFL Draft was because they probably always had more information on every player in the Draft and they were always able to make more valid decisions on each player, based on all of that information. Their philosophy was that 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 Computer Age, all of the current NFL Teams basically feel the same way.

While with the Dallas Cowboys, I Coordinated a Dallas Cowboys Team Project for Coach Tom Landry and Coach Ernie Stautner and in that Team Project, I Coordinated the Rating and Ranking of every current NFL Player. I then Color-Coded every player in the NFL as to their Rating and Ranking.

Blue = NFL All-Pro
Red = NFL Future All-Pro or Past NFL All-Pro
Green = Average NFL Player
Yellow = NFL Rookie or Two-year player

NOTE: A huge “Flip-Chart” was developed with each NFL Team. Then, a Color-Coded Business-Card with Name, Height, Weight, and Forty of each NFL player placed in the “Flip-Chart” sleeve for each position on the football field for both the Offense and Defense of each NFL Team. The Late Legendary Head Coach Tom Landry and The Late Legendary Defensive Coordinator Ernie Stautner used this Color-Coded system as info in their weekly Scouting Report in preparation for their next game.

My boss was the The Legendary and Ultimate Super Scout Gil Brandt. Three of my fellow Dallas Cowboy Scouts were Cornell Green, Reid Johnson, and “Big John” Wooten. Our Resident Racquetball Champions were Super Scout Gil Brandt and Coach Mike Ditka.

My job with the Dallas Cowboys was to Evaluate, Rate and Rank College Football Players for the NFL Draft. My boss, Gil Brandt, also asked me to Evaluate, Rate, and Rank all of the Top Texas High School Football Players for the 1976 Football Recruiting Season and I make a Texas Top 100 Recruiting List to give to all of the College Football Coaches.

Then when Coach Landry asked me to Evaluate, Rate, Rank, and Color-Code Every Football Player in the NFL, I was probably the First and Last Talent Scout on the Planet who was asked to Evaluate High School, College, and Professional Football Players in the same Football Season. After finishing this Cowboys Scouting Project, Coach Landry and Coach Stautner gave me the Title of Super Scout.

At that time, when Coach Landry and Coach Stautner gave me the Super Scout  Label, although it was very flattering, it did not mean as much to me at that time, because I was surrounded by Super Scouts, including Gil Brandt, Cornell Green, Reid Johnson, and “Big John” Wooten.

Later, away from the Dallas Cowboys, it meant a great deal to me, especially since it has become my Trademark when I continue to find High School Football Players without a Scholarship Offer; put them in one of my All-American Bowl Games; and then they become a NFL #1 Draft Choice like Kareem Jackson or become an NFL Rookie of the Year like Alfred Morris.

I loved being a Dallas Cowboys Super Scout, but Lanier was still calling me almost every day to come back to work for them. Then one day, Lanier offered me a job that I couldn’t pass-up. They offered me the job of Sales Manager in Midland, Texas.

This job would effectively triple my income! I really did not want to leave the Dallas Cowboys, but there was just too much money involved.

I decided to go talk to the Late Legendary Dallas Cowboys President and General Manager Tex Schramm and see if they could either match the Lanier salary and commission figures or at least give me a raise.

Max, you have done a great job for us and we love you. Soon, you will receive a big raise, but it sounds like you have a pretty fantastic offer that you can’t pass-up,” said Tex Schramm.

In 1976, shortly after Coach Tom Landry had given me the Title of Super Scout, I left the Dallas Cowboys and went to work for Lanier Business Products as a Sales Manager in Midland, Texas. I was to become the Sales Manager of both the Lanier Dictating Division and also the new Lanier Word Processing Division. I was given a very substantial base salary plus commission on both the dictating and word processing products. I was also going to be able to hire new salesmen in both divisions, train them; and make commission on all of their sales.

I stayed in Midland, Texas for two years and then another Company, MiCom Business Products, hired me away from Lanier and sent me to Houston, Texas where I was previously Married in 1972. By now, it was 1979 and I was still anxious to get back into Scouting so my wife, Ginger, who also had worked for the Cowboys said: “If you don’t like what the Sportswriters and Sports Pages are saying, why don’t you just start your own Football Recruiting Service.”

So in 1979, I Founded the first High School Football Recruiting Service. In three years, I had 12,500 Paid Subscribers to my National High School Football Recruiting Service and I was doing Recruiting Radio Guest Appearances from Coast to Coast. I also became the First Independent Person who Rated and Ranked the Recruiting Classes in the Country and I Started appearing on all of the Major TV Sports Shows on either National Signing Day or the Day after.

So as you can see, Coach Landry! I’m still a Super Scout!

But back to the Dallas Cowboys and the MEARS RATING SYSTEM.

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 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 Sport or Event. This new MEARS RATING SYSTEM or a similar rating system, identifies overall Athletic Ability, and it can be 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.

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 anything. One year, at the start of the Spring, there were 45 Wide Receivers that were Rated a Four-Star. We went to bed one night and the next morning there were only 25. Someone had decided that there could only be 25 Four-Star Wide Receivers and had demoted 20 of them to a Three-Star.

Last Spring, the NFL  just finished their 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and they had some really incredible Measurables from some players who were just like many of you were a few years ago. We had two Offensive Linemen who ran a 4.7 Forty; a Defensive Back who did a 3.85 Pro-Shuttle; and we had ten players who did a 130 or better in the Standing Broad Jump. Cornelius Washington, a linebacker, did a 39-Iinch Vertical Jump and had 36 Reps of 225 pounds. Also a Defensive End that did 38 reps of 225 pounds.

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.


2011 Heisman Trophy Winner and Davey O’Brien Award Winner
(6-2, 223, 4.31, 39, 4.09 120, 20)
2,426 MEARS RATING World Record Holder Robert Griffin

Before I implemented my MEARS RATING SYSTEM again, I decided that I needed to tweak it a little and so I asked one of my old friends to help.

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. 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. Robert Griffin got the Maximum 400-Points in both Speed Measurables.

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 in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Cornerback Robert Alford of Southeastern Louisiana ran a 4.35 Forty and received 250-Points. In the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, Trindon Holliday of LSU ran a 4.21 Forty and got 390-Points.

Two of the most exciting and most impressive players in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine were two Offensive Linemen who really put on a show in the Forty. OT Lane Johnson of Oklahoma ran a 4.72 Forty and OT Terron Armstead of Arkansas Pine Bluff ran a 4.71 Forty. Since the Forty Standard was a 5.2, both 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 Forty and then followed that one with a 4.31 Forty. After averaging the two times, I gave him a 4.28 Forty clocking, giving him 320-Points. Goodwin, who placed tenth in the London Olympics, finished with an official 4.27 Forty 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 both recorded a 2,100 MEARS RATING as Wilson got a 2,100 MEARS RATING and Miller a 2,131 MEARS RATING.

Then, in the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, Luke Kuechly of Boston College recorded a 38-inch Vertical Jump; did a 4.12 Pro-Shuttle; did 123-Inch Standing Broad Jump; and did 27 reps of 225 on the Bench Press for an outstanding 2,269 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 he 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 in recording a sensational 2,280 MEARS RATING.

The Defensive Back Standard for the Vertical Jump is 28-Inches. 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 of The University of Georgia did a 39-Inch Vertical Jump and received 300-Points.


Cornelius Washington, was supposedly the Third Best Lineback from The University of Georgia. He worked and trained hard for the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, and then he Shocked all of the NFL Scouts with a 39-Inch Vertical Jump and 38 Reps of 225!

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 Pro-Agility Shuttle and the Medium Standard for an Offensive Lineman is a 5.3 Forty and he received Maximum 400-Ppoints. Desmond Trufant of Washington ran an incredible 3.85 Pro-Shuttle and he also received the Maximum 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: In 2013, 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; 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.”

I still will never forget people telling me that you just can’t Rate or Rank High School Football Players. “It just puts too much pressure on these young Football Players,” said the Experts.

Three years later, in 1983, after I started the first High School Football Recruiting Service, I Sponsored the First Ever Annual Max Emfinger High School Football Super Combine. I was a great timer, with the Cowboys, but I will never forget the terrible times that we had on what was supposedly these great High School Football Players. Also, in this First Combine, we only did Height, Weight, Forty, and Vertical Jump, but we still had four of the seven Measurables in a MEARS RATING.

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We  did not do a Pro-Shuttle, Standing Broad Jump, or Bench Press. My good Friend and NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Thurman Thomas (In Photo) was there that day.

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 50-100 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.

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.

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 2,426 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.

To get an idea as to how the MEARS RATING SYSTEM works, check out my recent  2014 NFL Scouting Combine, and My Hot 100 Players Club, with MEARS RATINGS, including the New Bonus Points.


SUPER SCOUT 2014 NFL DRAFT HOT 100 CLUB!

# 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 OT Greg Robinson Aub 6-5   332 4.92 27.5  4.86 113 32  2,265 RAMS         #1,#2
#4 OLB Khalil Mack Buffalo 6-3 251 4.6 40       4.18 128 23 2,262 RAIDERS #1,#5
#5 DT RaShede Hageman Minn 6-6 310 4.89 35.5 4.5 114  2,260 Falcons   #2,#37
#6 OT Taylor Lewan Mich 6-7.5 309 4.87 30.5 4.49 117  29 2,258 TITANS   #1,#11
#7 WR Sammy Watkins Clem 6-1 211 4.35 36  4.34 126 16 2,252 BILLS        #1,#4
#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
#12 WR Cody Latimer IND         6-3 215 4.4 39 4.2 126 23   2,220 Broncos    #2,#56
#13 OLB Anthony Barr UCLA 6-5 255 4.4 34.5 4.19 119 19 2,214 VIKINGS #1,#9
#13 OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif CN 6-5 314 4.93 31.5 34 2,214 CHIEFS #6,#200
#14 SS Brock Vereen Minn  6-0 199 4.4 34 4.07 117 25          2,213 BEARS     #4,#131
#15 CB StanJean-Baptiste NEB 6-3 218 4.49 41.5 4.19 128  2,206 SAINTS   #2,#58
#15 OLB Prince Shembo ND 6-1 253 4.62 38.5 4.31 122 26   2,206 Falcons   #4,#139
#16 WR Martavis Bryant Clem 6-4 211 4.36 39 4.15 124 16  2,202 Steelers  #4,#118
#17 AP Dri Archer Kent State 5-8 173 4.16 38 4.06 122 20   2,200 Steelers   #3,#97
#18 WR Jeff Janis Saginaw 6-3 219 4.34  37.5 3.98 123 20    2,193 Packers  #7,#236
#19 WR Brandon Crooks ORST 5-10 189 4.29 36 3.81 120   2,189 SAINTS   #1,#20
#20 RB Jerr McKinnon GSU 5-9 209 4.41 40.5 4.12 132 32   2,188 Vikings   #3,#96
#21 CB Keith McGill UTAH      6-3 211 4.43 39 4.13 129 12    2,187 Raiders   #4,#116
#22 DE Dee Ford AUB           6-2 252 4.56 35.5 4.73 124 29      2,184 CHIEFS   #1,#23
#23 FS Dezmen Southward WIS 6-0 211 4.37 42 4.37 124    2,182 Falcons   #3,#68
#24 QB Blake Bortles CenFla 6-5 232 4.82 32.5 4.21 115   –  2,175 JAGS        #1,#3
#24 WR Allen Robinson PSU 6-3 220 4.47 42 4.0 127             2,175 JAGS       #2,#61
#25 WR Marqise Lee USC   6-0 192 4.41 38 4.01 127  11          2,170 JAGS       #2,#39
#25 ILB Lamin Barrow LSU    6-1 237 4.56 35 4.31 123 22     2,170 Broncos #5,#156
#26 DE Jackson Jeffcoat TEX 6-3 247 4.58 36 4.18 123 18     2,169 MEARS    FA
#27 CB Darquere Dennard MIST 5-11 199 4.39 36 4.21 124  2,168 Bengals   #1,#24
#28 TE Eric Ebron UNC           6-4.5 250 4.55 32 – 120 – 24    2,166 LIONS       #1,#10
#28 DE Kody Ealy Missouri 6-4 273 4.6 32 4.45 120 22         2,150 Panthers  #2,#60
#29 WR Donte Moncrief Miss 6-2 221 4.4 39.5 4.3 132 13     2,162 COLTS       #3,#90
#30 AP Robert Herron WYO 5-9 193 4.4 35.5 4.2 125 18       2,161 BUCS       #6,#185
#31 CB Jason Verrett TCU    5-10 189 4.33 39.5 4.0 128 19   2,158 Chargers   #1,#25
#32 OG Zack Martin ND     6-4 308   5.08 29   4.59  104 28    2,156 Cowboys    #1,#16
#33 CB Bradley Roby OHST 6-0 194 4.35 38.5 4.04 123        2,153 Broncos     #1,#31
#34 DE Kareem Martin UNC 6-6 272 4.66 35.5 4.33 129 22  2,150 CARDS       #3,#84
#35 OG Brandon Thomas CLEM 6-3 317 5.0 29 4.75 99 35 2,149 49ERS      #3,#100
#36 OG Joel Bitonio Nevada 6-4 302 4.97  32 4.44 114  22  2,148 BROWNS  #2,#35
#37 ILB Jeremiah Attaochu GAT 6-3 252 4.56 37.5 4.46    2,047 Chargers   #2,#50
#38 CB Phillip Gaines Rice 6-0 193 4.31 36.5 4.04 122 11    2,146 CHIEFS     #3,#87
#39 RB Andre Williams BC        5-11 230 4.49 38 4.06 129   2,145 GIANTS  #4,#113
#39 TE Blake Annen Cincy         6-4 247 4.4 34 4.3 120 20    2,145 MEARS     FA
#40 DE Demarcus Lawrence Boise 6-3 251 4.69 34.5 4.31   2,142 Cowboys   #2,#34
#40 FS Calvin Pryor LOU   5-11 207 4.47 34.5 4.3 116 18       2,142 JETS         #1,#19
#41 ILB C.J. Mosley ALA     6-2 234 4.62 35 4.4 118 15          2,140 RAVENS    #1,#17
#41 OLB Howard Jones Shep 6-3 235 4.5 40.5 4.41 124 21 2,140 MEARS       FA
#42 QB Johnny Manziel A&M 6-0 207 4.6 31.5 4.03 113 –    2,139 BROWNS  #1,#22
#43 QB Teddy Bridgewater Lou 6-2.5 214 4.61 30 – 112 –   2,138 Seahawks  #1,#32
#43 DE James Gayle VAT          6-4 259 4.56 37 4.27 122 26 2,138 MEARS       FA
#44 QB Derek Carr Fresno         6-2 214 4.63 34.5 4.2            2,137 Raiders      #2,#36
#45 OLB Carlos Fields WinSal 6-1 238 4.48 39 4.22 128 17 2,136 MEARS      FA
#46 OT Cyrus Kouandjio ALA 6-7 322 5.35 31 4.84 106 21  2,134 BILLS        #2,#44
#46 ILB Khairi Fortt CAL        6-2 242 4.64 36 4.35 120 30   2,134 SAINTS  #4,#126
#47 FS Ha-Ha Dix Alabama  6-1 208 4.52 33 4.16 119 11      2,131 PACKERS  #1,#21
#48 CB Kyle Fuller VAT    6-0 190 4.39 38.5 4.19 128 12        2,130 BEARS        #1,#14
#49 RB Lache Seastrunk Bay 5-10 201 4.37 41.5 4.26 134   2,127 Redskins #6,#186
#50 TE Jace Amaro TxT           6-5.5 265 4.6 36 4.3 118 28    2,126 JETS           #2,#49
#51 WR Kelvin Benjamin FSU 6-5 240 4.54 33 4.39 119 13 2,125 Panthers   #1,#28
#51 WR Jarvis Landry LSU       6-0 205 4.46 31.5 4.39 117   2,125 Dolphins   #2,#63
#52 RB Bishop Sankey Wash 5-9 209 4.5 35.5 4.0 125 26   2,123 TITANS     #2,#54
#53 SS Lon Ballentine Mem   6-3 219 4.38 38 4.47 125 18   2,113 TEXANS  #7,#256
#54 RB Terrance West Towson 5-9 225 4.46 33.5 4.4 120  2,112 Browns      #3,#94
#55 OG Trai Turner LSU   6-3   310 4.86   27.5 4.6   100 25 2,110 Panthers  #3,#92
#56 TE Larry Webster Bloomburg 6-6 252 4.54 37 4.44    2,109 LIONS      #4,#136
#57 CB Lamarcus Joyner FSU 5-8 184 4.44 37.5 4.2 124    2,108 RAMS        #2,#41
#57 RB Charles Sims WVA     6-0 214 4.43 37.5 4.3 126 17  2,108 BUCS         #3,#69
#58 DE Marcus Smith Lou        6-3 251 4.62 35 4.38 121     2,107 EAGLES    #1,#26
#59 NG Caraun Reid Prin 6-2 302 4.84 27.5 4.58 106 20   2,104 LIONS     #5,#158
#60 WR Paul Richardson Col         6-0 175 4.38 38 – 123    2,100 Seahawks 2,#45
#60 DE Trent Murphy STAN  6-5 250 4.7 35.5 4.2 118 19   2,100 Redskins #2,#47
#60 TE Troy Nikas ND              6-7 270 4.72 32 4.55 114 27  2,100 CARDS      #2,#52
#60 QB A.J. McCarron ALA        6-3 220 4.84 28 4.34 99 –  2,100 Bengals   #5,#164
#61 OC Wesley Johnson VAN 6-5 297 5.04 29 4.64 111 26 2,099 Steelers  5,#173
#62 DT Khyri Thornton USM 6-3 304 4.95 29 4.76 112 28 2,098 Packers    #3,#85
#63 SS Deone Bucannon WSU 6-1 211 4.44 37 4.26 125 19 2,097 CARDS      #1,#27
#64 OT Justin Britt Missouri 6-6 325 5.07 26 4.69 111 26  2,095 Seahawks #2,#64
#65 WR Bruce Ellington SCAR 5-9 197 4.47 39.5 3.95 120 2,094 49ERS      #4,#106
#66 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz IOWA 6-6 265 4.69 31.5 4.26       2,092 Texans    #3,#65 
#67 DT Ego Ferguson LSU       6-3 315 5.05 29.5 4.9 99 24  2,090 BEARS      #2,#51
#67 CB Kendall James Maine 5-11 180 4.37 39 4.19 120 9 2,090 Vikings     #6,#184
#67 RB Tyler Gaffney Stan     6-0 220 4.44 36.5 4.18 116    2,090 Panthers #6,#204
#68 RB Tre Mason Auburn   5-8   207 4.43 38.5 41.5 125 –  2,089 RAMS        #3,#75
#69 ILB Kyle Van Noy BYU 6-3 243 4.59 32.5 4.2 112 21      2,086 LIONS      #2,#40
#69 OT Matt Patchan BC    6-6.5 302 4.9 33.5 4.6 116  22    2,086 MEARS     FA
#70 SS Jimmie Ward Nor Ill    5-11 193 4.44 38 4.24 125    2,081 49ERS        #1,#30
#70 RB Jeremy Hill    LSU         6-1 233 4.55 31 4.35 113       2,081 Bengals     #2,#55
#71 CB Nevin Lawson UT St 5-10 190 4.39 34.5 4.13 120 16 2,080 LIONS   #4,#133
#71 RB Henry Josey Missouri 5-8 194 4.43 34.5 4.13 116    2,080 MEARS     FA
#72 WR Josh Huff Oregon      5-11 206 4.43 37 4.12 118 15  2,077 EAGLES   #3,#86  
#73 OC Wes Richburg Col St 6-3 298 5.03 25.5 4.63 106 25 2,076 GIANTS  #2,#43
#74 OG Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA 6-4 307 4.94 25 4.4 102 25 2,074 TEXANS  #2,#33
#75 WR John Brown Pitts State 5-10 179 4.3 36.5 4.12 119 2,073 CARDS     #3,#91
#75 OT Cyril Richardson BU 6-5 329 5.22 25.5 4.83 105 30 2.073 BILLS    #5,#153
#76 DT Jay Bromley SYR     6-3 306 4.96 33.5 4.78 106 26  2,072 GIANTS   #3,#74
#76 RB Devonta Freeman FSU 5-8 206 4.49 32 4.26 118    2,072 Falcons   #4,#103
#77 RB Carlos Hyde  Ohio St 6-0 230 4.56 34.5 4.4 114 19 2,070 49ERS       #2,#57
#77 RB James White WIS         5-9 204 4.52 32 4.2 114 23  2,070 PATS      #4,#130
#78 NG Tim Jernigan FSU 6-2 299 4.92 29.5 4.83 102 27    2,068 RAVENS  #2,#48
#79 DE Scott Crichton ORE ST 6-3 273 4.73 31.5 4.29 108  2,066 Vikings   #3,#72 
#80 WR Jordy Matthews Van 6-3 212 4.4 35.5 4.18 120 21  2,064 EAGLES  #2,#42
#81 DE Aaron Lynch So FLA 6-5 249 4.64 29 4.61 117 18    2,063 49ERS      #5,#150
#82 WR Kevin Norwood ALA 6-2 198 4.42 33 4.22 121        2,061 Seahawks #4,#123
#83 ILB Carl Bradford ASU   6-1 250 4.65 37.5 4.3 122 23   2,060 Packers    #4,#121
#83 TE A.C. Leonard Tenn St 6-2 252 4.49 34 4.39 128  20 2,060 MEARS     FA
#84 OT Morgan Moses UVA       6-6 314 5.2 26 4.95 107       2,059 Redskins #2,#66 
#85 OC Marcus Martin USC 6-3 320 5.18 28 4.93 105          2,055 49ers        #3,#70
#86 WR Mike Campanaro WF   5-9 192 4.4 39 4.0 122 20  2,054 Ravens    #7,#218 
#87 LB Preston Brown LOU 6-1 251 4.66 34.5 4.26 116 23   2,053 BILLS      #3,#73
#88 QB Jimmy Garoppolo E ILL 6-2 226 4.97 30.5 – 110 – 2,052 PATS        #2,#62
#88 OT Michael Schofield Mich 6-7 301 4.94 26 4.53 108  2,052 Broncos   #3,#95
#89 WR Davante Adams Fresno 6-1 212 4.51 39.5 3.3 127  2,049 Packers   #2,#53
#89 OT Garrett Scott Marshall 6-5 307 5.02 33.5 4.4 115 2,049 Seahawks #6,#199
#90 NG Louis Nix ND               6-2 331 5.27 25.5 4.44 97 24   2,047 TEXANS  #3,#83
#90 ILB Will Smith TXT            6-2 231 4.6 37.5 4.3 113 17   2,047 Cowboys  #7,#238
#91 FS Terrence Brooks FSU 5-11 198 4.35 38 4.26 119       2,046 RAVENS #3,#79
#91 WR Shaq Evans UCLA 6-1 213 4.39 34.5 4.21 122 13      2,046 JETS        #4,#115
#92 QB Tom Savage Pitt       6-4 228 4.91 27 4.36 105           2,041 TEXANS   #4,#135
#93 OG Gabe Jackson MISS ST 6-3 336 5.3 29 4.78 108      2,032 RAIDERS #3,#81
#94 TE Crockett Gillmore Col St 6-6 260 4.76 345 4.4 120 2,030 RAVENS  #3,#99
#95 RB Kadeem Carey ARIZ  5-9 207 4.65 35 4.38 115 19    2,029 BEARS      #4,#117
#96 OLB Telvin Smith FSU 6-3 218 4.45 31.5 4.27 119 16    2,021 JAGS         #5,#144
#96 DT Jimmy Staten Mid Tn 6-5 303 4.95 27 4.7 105 30  2,021 Seahawks #5,#172
#97 OC Travis Swanson ARK         6-5 312 5.12 26 4.65 20  2,019 LIONS        #3,#76
#97 SS Ahmad Dixon BAY      6-0 212 4.52 34 4.39 111 14    2,019 Cowboys #7,#248
#98 OT Juwuan James Tenn 6-6 311 5.2 29 4.56 103 22     2,010 Dolphins #1,#19
#98 OT David Yankey Stan      6-6 315 5.3 30 4.69 103 25   2,010 Vikings    #5,#145
#99 OT Antone Richardson Tn 6-6 336 5.18 31 5.0 112 36 2,002 MEARS     FA
#100 RB Alfred Blue LSU       6-2 223 4.55 32 4.5 121 13       2,001 TEXANS #6,#181

INJURED

#1 TE Austin Jenkins Wash       6-6 262 4.62 (Potential)       2,164 BUCS     #2,#38
#2 DT Stephon Tuitt ND                 6-6 304 4.8 (Potential)      2,148 Steelers #2,#46
#3 NG Dominique Easley FLA 6-2 288 4.87 (Potential)          2,101 PATS     #1#29
#4 QB Zach Mettenberger LSU 6-5 224 4.9 (Potential)          2,093 Titans #6,#178
#5 SS Vinnie Sunseri ALA            5-11 210 4.5 (Potential)      2,065 SAINTS #5,#167
#6 CB Dexter McDougle Mary 5-10 196 4.45 37 4.18 122       2,052 JETS     #3,#80
#7 QB Aaron Murray UGA   6-1 207 4.72 (Potential)                2,050 Chiefs #5,#163

In conclusion, as you can see, we have found that the players are really getting bigger, stronger, and faster. In 2010, we had four College Players reach the 2,050 MEARS plateau as OT Trent Williams (2,115) of Oklahoma; FS Taylor Mays (2,095) of USC; DT Lamarr Houston (2,090) of Texas; and RB Ben Tate (2,080) of Auburn made that level.

Then, in 2011, eight players recorded a 2,050 MEARS RATING, including QB Cam Newton (2,236) of Auburn; CB Patrick Peterson (2,148) of LSU; LB Von Miller (2,131) of Texas A&M; QB Jake Locker (2,127) of Washington; DT Cameron Jordan (2,109) of California;LB Martez Wilson (2,100) of Illinois; DE J.J. Watt (2,080) of Wisconsin; and WR Jon Baldwin (2,071) of Pittsburgh.

And finally, there were Twelve Players in the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine and then we had Fifteen Players in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine who made the Elite 2,050 MEARS RATINGS.

In the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, and with the New Bonus Tweak Points, there were Forty Players that Recorded a Tremendous 2,150 MEARS RATING.

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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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