THE INCREDIBLE SUPER GOLD-CHIP FOOTBALL PLAYER STORY! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

THE INCREDIBLE SUPER GOLD-CHIP FOOTBALL PLAYER STORY!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

J.J. Watt - Jacksonville Jaguars v Houston Texans

SUPER GOLD-CHIP J.J. WATT WINS 2014 NFL DEFENSIVE MVP AWARD!

Houston Texans SUPER GOLD CHIP Defensive End J.J. Watt was unable to win the MVP Award in the NFL, this year, but he did make NFL History as he became the first player in The History of The NFL to ever win the Defensive Player of the Year Award Unanimously. All of the same 50 Voters who Voted for QB Aaron Rodgers as the MVP, Voted for Watt as the best Defensive Football Player in the NFL.

After Recording 20.5 Sacks, it was so obvious that #99 J.J. Watt would Win this Defensive Award for the Second Time and they did not even show the highlights of “The Other Finalists” before presenting the Award to him; which means that Watt is the Best Defensive Football Player on this Planet.

So how did J.J. Watt do at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine? Well! First of all, J.J. Watt was an Amazing 290-Pound DE who did a 37-Inch Vertical Jump and an Incredible 4.21 Pro-Shuttle. Normally a 290-Pound Player would be Evaluated and Rated as a Defensive Tackle, but Watt was a Defensive End. With these Amazing Speed Measurables, Watt Recorded an Incredible 2,360 MEARS RATING as a Defensive End. This Gave Watt The #2 Defensive MEARS RATING in NFL MEARS RATING History, just behind DE Nick Perry in 2012 until the 2,397 MEARS RATING by DE Jadeveon Clowney in The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

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.

In 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 that I had Developed 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.

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.

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 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.

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST GOLD, SUPER GOLD, BLUE, AND RED RATING SYSTEM!

Forty Years Ago, in 1975, when I was a Talent Scout for the Dallas Cowboys, Gil Brandt invited me to Follow him down the hallway where we went into a Conference Room where Head Coach Tom Landry and Defensive Coordinator Ernie Stautner were waiting for me. “Max, we want you To Coordinate a Dallas Cowboys Team Project for us,” said Coach Landry. “We want you To Coordinate the Rating and Ranking of every Active NFL Player and then Color-Code every player in the NFL as to their Rating and Ranking.”

GOLD = NFL All-Pro Player
BLUE
= NFL Future All-Pro or Past All-Pro Player
RED = Average NFL Player
GREEN = NFL Rookie or Not Enough Info To Rate

NOTE: This huge “Flip-Chart” was developed for each NFL Team. Then, a Color-Coded Business-Card with Name, Height, Weight, and Forty for 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 Rating System as info in their weekly Scouting Report in preparation for their next game of the Season.

“In Evaluating the Color-Coded Rating System, we need as many Gold Players and  Blue Players, as we can get, but we can not win unless we have a lot of Solid Red Players,” said Coach Landry.

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 made 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 Dallas Cowboys Scouting Project, Coach Landry and Coach Stautner gave me the Title of Super Scout. “Coach Stautner, I think we have us a Real Super Scout,” said Coach Landry!”

2010 NFL DRAFT GOLD-CHIP CLUB!

In 2010, I was watching the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and the one thing that drew my initial interest was that there were several players in the Scouting combine that had played in one of my All-American Bowl Games. Then, as I was watching them perform in the Combine and then in the Drills, I realized that some of these Players were recording some Incredible Measurables and Competing with some Amazing Athletic Ability and Agility in the Drills. At this point, I decided to do a Scouting Report on that 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and the consequent 2010 NFL Draft.

It’s interesting to Note that some of the Player Position Standards have been Tweaked a Few Times since 201o, but all of the Players in this Story have been Re-Evaluated to Reflect the New Position Standards and New Bonus Points.

There were some “Eye-Popping” Speed Measurables that really stood out, including the 4.51 Pro-Shuttle of OT Trent Williams (In Photo); 4.39 Pro-Shuttle of TE Jimmy Graham; 4.17 Pro-Shuttle of QB Tim Tebow; 4.08 Pro-Shuttle of RB C.J. Spillar; 4.21 Pro-Shuttle of DE Derrick Morgan; and CB Joe Haden with a Great 4.08 Pro-Shuttle.

In 2010, The Redskins were looking for a Left Offensive Tackle Replacement for Six-Time Pro-Bowl Player Chris Samuels, who had just retired and they Selected Trent Williams with their #1 Draft Choice and the #4 Overall Pick. In 2014, Williams was Selected to his Third Straight Pro-Bowl, so you could say that the Redskins made an Excellent and Right Decision.

In his Senior Season, Williams was the Oklahoma Sooner Left Offensive Tackle and his main job was to protect Quarterback Sam Bradford, who was considered to be the #1 Quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft, but he was coming off of a Shoulder Injury. For this reason, Bradford was Never Tested either at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine or on Oklahoma Pro-Day. When the Rams realized that his Shoulder was going to be OK, they Drafted him as their #1 Draft Choice, which also made him the #1 Overall Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Spillar was one of the Most Spectacular and Most Electrifying All-Purpose Backs in College Football History and he Ended his Illustrious Career with 7,588 All-Purpose Yards and 51 Touchdowns. Of his 51 Touchdowns, 21 of them went for an Unbelievable 50-Yards or Better. Spillar was Coming off of a Hamstring Injury and still ran a 4.27 Forty at the Scouting Combine.

There were also some really Amazing Vertical Jumps in this 2010 NFL Scouting Combine led by FS Eric Berry with a 43-Inch Vertical Jump; AP Trindon Holliday with a 42-Inch Vertical Jump; FS Taylor Mays with a 41-Inch Vertical Jump; RB Ben Tate with a 40.5-Inch Vertical Jump; and LB Sean Weatherspoon with a 40-Inch Vertical Jump.

2010 NFL DRAFT
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

# POS PLAYER         COL HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ REP MEARS TEAM     #OVERALL
#1 OT Trent Williams AA OU 6-5 315 4.79 34.5 4.51 113 24 2,355 REDSKINS #1,#4
#2 FS Taylor Mays USC                6-3 230 4.32 41 4.24 125 24 2,335 49ERS #2,#49
#3 FS Eric Berry Tennessee        6-0 211 4.38 43 4.18 130 19 2,332 CHIEFS #1,#5
#4 DT Lamarr Houston AA TX  6-3 305 4.79 33 4.71 114 30 2,330 RAIDERS #2,#44
#5 RB Ben Tate Auburn         5-11 220 4.33 40.5 4.12 124 26 2,330 TEXANS #2,#58
#6 RB C.J. Spiller CLEMSON    5-11 196 4.27 36 4.07 126 18 2,322 BILLS #1,#9
#7 OT Russell Okung OKST   6-5 307 5.12 32.5 4.8 105 38 2,309 SEAHAWKS #1,#6

2010 NFL DRAFT
GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 TE Rob Gronkowski ARIZ 6-6 258 4.64 33.5 4.47 119 2,291 PATRIOTS #2,#42
#2 DE Derrick Morgan GA TECH 6-3 266 4.72 36 4.21 118 21 2,280 TITANS #1,#16
#3 LB S. Weatherspoon MO 6-1 245 4.52 40 4.32 123 34 2,275 FALCONS #1,#19
#4 FB Toby Gerhart^ Stanford 6-0 231 4.48 38 4.25 118 22 2,262 VIKINGS #2#51
#5 DE Tyson Alualu CAL   6-3 295 4.85 35.5 4.28 116 24 2,260 JAGUARS #1,#10
#6 AP Trindon Holliday LSU 5-5 166 4.19 42 4.18 116 10 2,259 TEXANS #6,#197
#7 DT NdAmukomg Suh NEB 6-4 307 4.98 35.5 4.44 105 32 2,255 LIONS #1,#2
#8 CB Kareem Jackson AA ALA 5-11 196 4.37 37.5 4.14 118 2,252 TEXANS #1#20 #9 WR Dez Bryant OKST    6-2 225 4.48 38 4.28 133 14 2,245 COWBOYS #1,#24
#10 WR Ryan Matthews FRES 6-0 218 4.34 36 4.1 121 19 2,241 CHARGERS #1,#12
#11 TE Jimmy Graham Miami  6-6 260 4.5 38.5 4.39 120 15 2,230 SAINTS #3,#95
#12 DT Gerald McCoy OU            6-4 295 4.92 30.5 4.48 114 23 2,230 BUCS #1,#3
#13 WR Damian Williams AA USC 6-1 197 4.47 38 4.24 118 2,224 TITANS #3,#77
#14 CB Joe Haden Florida        5-11 193 4.43 36 4.08 125 18 2,221 BROWNS #1,#7
#15 CB Patrick Robinson FSU  5-11 190 4.42 39 4.14 122 15 2,220 SAINTS #1,#32
#16 QB Tim Tebow Florida        6-3 236 4.66 38.5 4.17 115 2,217 BRONCOS #1,#25
#17 CB Devin McCourtney RUT 5-11 193 4.34 36 4.07 126 2,216 PATRIOTS #1,#27

2010 NFL DRAFT
BLUE-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 DE Carlos Dunlap FLA 6-6 278 4.61 31.5 4.41 115 21 2,191 BENGALS #2,#54
#2 RB Jahvid Best California  5-10 199 4.31 32.5 4.17 113 17 2,185 LIONS #1,#30
#3 TE Jermaine Gresham OU 6-5 261 4.61 35 4.43 113 20 2,167 BENGALS #1,#21
#4 WR Arrelious Benn Illinois 6-1 219 4.42 37.5 4.22 121 20 2,163 BUCS #2,#39
#5 OT Anthony Davis RUTGERS 6-5 323 5.3 33 4.97 99 21 2,161 49ERS #1,#11
#6 CB Earl Thomas TEXAS 5-10 202 4.37 32 4.17 113 21 2,149 SEAHAWKS #1,#14
#7 WR Golden Tate ND        5-10 199 4.38 35 4.24 120 17 2,148 SEAHAWKS #2,#60
#8 RB Joe McKnight USC            6-0 198 4.37 36.5 4.17 120 18 2,136 JETS #4,#112
#9 MLB Rolando McClain ALA 6-4 249 4.64 35 4.38 109 24 2,133 RAIDERS #1,#8
#10 WR Dexter McCluster MISS 5-9 172 4.44 37.5 4.0 118 20 2,130 CHIEFS #2,#36

2011 NFL DRAFT GOLD-CHIP CLUB!

On the Third Day of the 2011 NFL Scouting Super Combine, there were three Super Combine Freaks in the Defensive Linemen Group and they were Super Impressive in the Combine and also in the Drills. All three of them, including DE J.J. Watt of Wisconsin; DE Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue; and DT/DE Cameron Jordan of California recorded some very impressive “Eye-Popping” Speed and Agility Measurables for their Size and they Recorded Incredible MEARS RATINGS.

Watt and Kerrigan might have been two of the most impressive in the Testing as they Tested off of the Charts. Kerrigan was so Versatile and Athletic, he probably could play Tight End in the NFL and he ran a 4.3 Pro-Shuttle to go with his 4.67 Forty and 122-Standing Broad Jump.

Watt looks like a Bonafide Defensive Tackle in any other NFL Era. I am still Shocked as to how well these two players performed in the Testing. Watt ran a 4.81 Forty, while Weighing 290-Pounds and then did a 37-Inch Vertical Jump and a “Mind-Boggling” 4.21-Pro Shuttle. Again, try to visualize a 290-Pound Football Player running Twenty-Yards in Four Seconds.

DE/DT Cameron Jordan and OT Nate Solder were nearly just as Impresssive, as they also recorded some very Unbelievable Speed Measurables. Jordan recorded a 4.72 Forty, while weighing 287-Pounds and then did a 4.37-Pro-Shuttle; while Solder recorded a 4.92 Forty and then an Amazing 4.34 Pro-Shuttle, while weighing 319-Pounds. There were Cornerbacks and Running Backs in this 2011 NFL Scouting Combine that did not break a 4.2 or 4.3-Pro-Shuttle, yet Watt, Kerrigan, Jordan, and Solder did and they weighed 80 or 90-Pounds more.

Although Watt was Sensational, he just edged Super CB Patrick Peterson of LSU who ran a 4.29 Forty at 219-Pounds and then did a 4.07 Pro-Shuttle to Record an Incredible 2,348 MEARS RATING.

2011 NFL DRAFT
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

# POS PLAYER         COL HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ REP MEARS TEAM    #OVERALL
#1 DE J.J. Watt Wisconsin      6-5 290 4.78 37 4.21 120 34 2,360 TEXANS #1,#11
#2 CB Patrick Peterson LSU 6-0 219 4.29 38 4.07 126 15 2,348 CARDINALS #1,#5
#3 QB Cam Newton Auburn     6-5 248 4.52 35 4.18 126 – 2,336 PANTHERS #1,#1
#4 OLB Von Miller A&M             6-3 246 4.41 37 4.06 126 21 2,332 BRONCOS #1,#2
#5 WR Julio Jones Alabama 6-3 220 4.33 38.5 4.25 135 17 2,325 FALCONS #1,#6
#6 DE Ryan Kerrigan Purdue 6-4 267 4.64 33.5 4.3 122 31 2,320 REDSKINS #1,#16
#7 OLB Martez Wilson Illinois 6-4 250 4.4 36 4.28 124 23 2,320 SAINTS #3,#72

2011 NFL DRAFT
GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 DT Cameron Jordan CAL     6-4 287 4.72 31 4.37 117 25 2,279 SAINTS #1,#24
#2 NG Marvin Austin UNC      6-2 309 4.83 30.5 4.4 112 38 2,278 GIANTS #2,#52
#3 QB Jake Locker Washington   6-3 231 4.47 35 4.12 115 2,277 TITANS #1,#8
#4 OT Nate Solder COL           6-8 319 4.92 32 4.34 110 21 2,268 PATRIOTS #1,#17
#5 CB Prince Amukamara NEB 6-0 206 4.36 38 4.08 128 15 2,262 GIANTS #1,#19
#6 QB Colin Kaepernick Nevada 6-5 233 4.48 32.5 41.8 115 2,261 49ERS #2,#36
#7 TE Lance Kendricks WIS 6-3 243 4.57 38.5 4.15 122 25 2,256 RAMS #2,#47
#8 WR Jon Baldwin PITT         6-4 228 4.44 42 4.34 129 20 2,251 CHIEFS #1,#26
#9 TE Virgil Green Nevada 6-3 249 4.52 42.5 4.4 130 23 2,248 BRONCOS #7,#204
#10 OT Tyron Smith USC       6-5 307 4.92 29 4.68 109 29 2,239 COWBOYS #1,#9
#11 QB Blaine Gabbert MO     6-4 234 4.58 33.5 4.26 120 2,228 JAGUARS #1,#10
#12 RB Demarco Murray OU 6-0 213 4.35 35 4.18 130 21 2,226 COWBOYS #3,#71
#13 DE Robert Quinn UNC          6-4 265 4.59 34 4.31 125 24 2,225 RAMS #1,#14
#14 NG Drake Nevis AA LSU   6-1 294 4.92 30.5 4.65 112 31 2,223 COLTS #3,#87

2011 NFL DRAFT
BLUE-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 WR A.J. Green Georgia 6-4 211 4.44 34.5 4.21 126 18 2,192 BENGALS #1,#4
#2 NG Terrell McClain AA USF 6-2 297 4.9 28 4.56 104 29 2,184 PANTHERS #3
#3 DT DaQuan Bowers Clemson 6-3 280 4.84 34.5 4.57 110 22 2,180 BUCS #2,#15
#4 DT Nick Fairley Auburn          6-4 291 4.83 31 4.56 112 – 2,167 LIONS #1,#13
#5 RB Shane Vereen CAL    5-10 210 4.44 34 4.28 115 31 2,165 PATRIOTS #2,#54
#6 FS Aaron Williams Texas 6-0 204 4.47 37.5 4.07 127 18 2,153 BILLS #2,#34
#7 DT Marcell Dareus^ Alabama 6-3 319 4.89 27 4.62 106 24 2,138 BILLS #1,#3
#8 DE Aldon Smith Missouri 6-4 263 4.7 34.5 4.5 118 20 2,136 49ERS #1,#9
#9 OT Derek Sherrod MS ST 6-5 321 5.14 28 4.63 97 23 2,107 PACKERS #1,#32

2012 NFL DRAFT GOLD-CHIP CLUB!

Yes! I was at the 2005 Brownwood High School Football Homecoming Game. At the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, it was Six and A-Half Years before at The Brownwood Homecoming that pitted the Brownwood Lions and their Junior Quarterback Jarrett Lee against a visiting Copperas Cove Football Team and their Sophomore Quarterback Robert Griffin. I can’t even remember who won that game, but I do remember that I was very impressed with Lee, and I thought that the young Sophomore Quarterback from Copperas Cove named Griffin was going to be SpecialLee, of course, transferred to Brenham with his dad, Stephen Lee, and then Signed with LSU.

I thought that Griffin  would be one of the most heavily recruited athletes in the State of Texas and he was, but only Baylor and Houston offered him in Texas, because in 2008, many College Coaches had already picked-up a Quarterback with a Junior Verbal Commitment or were not looking for a QuarterbackTerrelle Pryor, Dayne Crist, Blaine Gabbert, Landry Jones, E.J. Manuel, and Andrew Luck were the Top Nationally Rated Quarterbacks.

Coach Art Briles, a Long-Time Friend of Mine, found Robert Griffin, aka RG III, and had him Verbally Committed to the Houston Cougars, but Coach Briles then took the job at Baylor, and e convinced him to follow him to Baylor. And it really paid off. Coach Briles watched Griffin play one day and then told his coaching staff that they needed to hide him from the rest of the country. Griffin, later did get some National Attention with a few offers from Nebraska, Tennessee, and Kansas, but he should have had Forty or more other offers.

Robert Griffin III won the 2011 Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brian Award as the best Quarterback; then Recorded a World Record 2,456 MEARS RATING!

In the 2012 NFL Super Combine, Griffin was Sensational as he Recorded Maximum Speed Measurables in both The Forty and Pro-Shuttle; plus his 40-Inch Vertical Jump, giving him the Current “Mind-Boggling” World Record 2,456 MEARS RATING.

DE Nick Perry was about as Impressive as Griffin was in the 2012 NF Scouting Combine and it is really Puzzling how he could have been available for the Packers in the NFL 29th Overall Pick in the First Round. Perry weighed 271-Pounds and ran a 4.52 Forty; did a 38.5 Vertical Jump; just before he did 35 Reps on the 225 Bench Press. His 2,432 MEARS RATING became the Defensive Standard over J.J. Watt, Patrick Peterson, and Von Miller in The 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

2012 NFL DRAFT
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

# POS PLAYER            COL HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ REP MEARS TEAM #OVERALL
#1 QB Robert Griffin BAYLOR 6-2 223 4.38 40 4.09 122 20 2,456 REDSKINS #1,#2
#2 DE Nick Perry        USC  6-3 271 4.52 38.5 4.66 124 35 2,432 PACKERS #1,#29
#3 CB Josh Robinson UCF   5-10 199 4.26 38.5 3.97 133 17 2,383 VIKINGS #3,#66
#4 MLB Luke Kuechly  BC 6-3 242 4.49 38 4.12 123 27 2,359 PANTHERS #1,#9
#5 LB Bob Wagner UT ST 6-0 241 4.43 39.5 4.28 132 24 2,332 SEAHAWKS #2,#47
#6 DT Dontari Poe MEMP        6-4 346 4.87 29.5 4.56 106 44 2,322 CHIEFS #1,#11
#7 CB Stephon Gilmore SCAR 6-1 193 4.32 37.5 3.94 123 16  2,321 BILLS #1,#10
#8 QB Andrew Luck STANFORD  6-4 234 4.56 36 4.28 124  2,318 COLTS #1,#1
#9 LB Mychal Kendricks CAL 6-0 239 4.41 39.5 4.14 127 24 2,313 EAGLES #2,#46

2012 NFL DRAFT
GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 NG Mike Martin  MICH       6-1 306 4.88 33.5 4.25 113 36 2,287 TITANS #3,#82
#2 TE Coby Fleener STANFORD 6-6 249 4.48 37 4.3 116 27 2,278 COLTS #2,#34
#3 WR Devier Posey OHIO ST 6-2 211 4.37 36.5 4.15 123 14 2,157 TEXANS #3,#68
#4 WR Michael Floyd ND 6-3 220 4.38 36.5 4.18 122 16  2,250 CARDINALS #1,#13
#5 DT Ken Reyes CONN 6-4 299 4.89 34.5 4.53 113 36 2,248 CHARGERS #2,#49
#6 DT Fletcher Cox MISS ST       6-4 298 4.7 26 4.53 108 28 2,246 EAGLES #1,#12
#7 RB Lamar Miller MIAMI 5-11 212 4.32 35.5 4.08 120 2,244 DOLPHINS #4,#97
#8 DE Bruce Irvin WVA     6-3 245 4.5 33.5 4.03 123 23 2,245 SEAHAWKS #1,#15
#9 OT Don Stephenson OU 6-6 312 4.89 35.5 4.78 114 19 2,244 CHIEFS #3,#74
#10 DE Quinton Coples UNC        6-6.5 284 4.67 32 4.59 109 25 2,243 JETS #1,#16
#11 CB Dre Kirkpatrick ALA            6-2 186 4.4 36 4.3 120 2,242 BENGALS #1,#17
#12 RB David Wilson VAT             5-10 206 4.4 41 4.12 132 2,240 GIANTS #1,#32
#13 WR A.J. Jenkins ILL           6-0 190 4.33 38.5 4.12 124 12 2,240 49ERS #1,#30
#14 WR T.J. Graham UNC             5-11 188 4.31 34 4.18 120 2,136 BILLS #3,#69
#15 DE Mel Ingram SCAR 6-2 264 4.66 34.5 4.16 116 28 2,228 CHARGERS #1,#18
#16 QB Russell Wilson WIS 5-11 204 4.5 34 4.09 118 2,218 SEAHAWKS #3,#75 #17 OT Matt Kalil USC       6-7 306 4.94 28 4.65 105 30 2,217 VIKINGS #1,#4
#18 DT Michael Brockers LSU    6-6 322 4.97 32 4.81 105 25 2,210 RAMS #1,#14
#19 OG Kevin Zeitler WIS 6-4 314 5.22 29 4.61 101 32 2,203 BENGALS #1,#27
#20 DE Whitney Mercilus ILL 6-4 261 4.62 32 4.47 118 27 2,202 TEXANS #1,#26
#21 OG Dave DeCastro STAN 6-3 315 5.2 29.5 4.56 98 34 2,200 STEELERS #1,#24

2012 NFL DRAFT
BLUE-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 SS Mark Barron ALABAMA 6-1 213 4.51 34.5 4.21 122 2,186 BUCS #1,#7
#2 SS Harrison Smith ND         6-2 213 4.5 36 4.12 122 19 2,166 VIKINGS #1,#29
#3 AP LaMichael James ORE 5-8 194 4.32 35 4.12 123 15 2,163 49ERS #2,#61
#4 CB Morris Claiborne LSU 5-11 188 4.44 35 4.12 118 2,146 COWBOYS #1,#7
#5 MLB Donte Hightower ALA 6-2 265 4.59 33 4.44 117 2,145 PATRIOTS #1,#25
#6 WR Tavon Wilson ILL    6-0 205 4.48 32 4.16 124 17 2,130 PATRIOTS #2,#48
#7 WR Kendall Wright BAYLOR 5-10 196 4.42 8.5 4.18 121 2,127 TITANS #1,#20
#8 DE Chandler Jones SYR 6-5 265 4.74 35 4.38 120 22 2,120 PATRIOTS #1,#21
#9 DT Akiem Hicks REGINA 6-5 318 5.06 32 4.86 110 26 2,116 SAINTS #3,#89
#10 RB Vick Ballard AA MS ST 5-10 219 4.55 33 4.19 118 23 2,113 COLTS #5,#170
#11 MLB Shea McCellin Boise 6-3 260 4.58 31.5 4.33 118 19 2,100 BEARS #1,#19

Luke Kuechly of Boston College was just as Sensational as he recorded a 38-Inch Vertical Jump; did a 4.12 Pro-Shuttle; did a 123-Inch Standing Broad Jump; and 27 Reps of 225 on the Bench Press for an Incredible 2,359 MEARS RATING.
He was not only a Super Combine Freak; but he was also one of the most impressive players with great Leadership Skills.

Kuechly was one of the most decorated defensive players in College Football History as he finished his college career with an Amazing School-Record 532 Tackles, including 299 Solo Tackles, in 38 games. Kuechly also ranked among the NCAA career leaders in several other defensive categories, including First in Career Average Tackles Per Game with 14 tackles; sixth in Career Solo Tackles with 299 Tackles; and second for career solo tackles per game with 7.87 tackles.

In 2010, he averaged 14.1 tackles per game and in 2011, he averaged 15.9 tackles per game. Kuechly also recorded at least 10 tackles in 34 of 38 career games that he played in, including a 33-Game Ten-Tackle Streak from October 3, 2009 to November 19, 2011. In 2011, Kuechly started all 12 games for Boston College at Middle Linebacker and he recorded a school-record 191 tackles, including 102 solo tackles. This earned him the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the National Defensive Player of the Year. Kuechly also earned the Dick Butkus Award given to the Nation’s Most Outstanding Linebacker and the Rotary Lombardi Award as the Nation’s Lineman or Inside Linebacker of the Year.

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

Kuechly was only the third Linebacker in the First Three Years to reach the 2,300 MEARS RATING Plateau as he recorded an incredible 2,359 MEARS RATING. The Carolina Panthers made him their #1 Draft Choice and they felt that he was so versatile that he might be able to play two or three different positions, but Kuechly competed immediately for the starting Middle Linebacker position for the Panthers.

Although Kuechly was very impressive at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, Bobby Wagner of Utah State was just as equally impressive. Wagner was a Four-Year Starter for the Aggies and he recorded 446 Career Tackles and had 29 1/2 Tackles for a Loss. Wagner  was also a Two-Year Team Captain and a very impressive three-year All-WAC Selection. Wagner recorded 147 tackles as a Senior and was voted as the Senior Bowl North MVP when he recorded seven tackles; had one tackle for a loss; and an interception.

Wagner was also invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, but he was not able to participate, because of an injury. Then, he impressed all of the NFL Scouts at the Utah State Pro-Day when he ran a 4.46 Forty; did an amazing 39.5-Inch Vertical Jump; ran a 4.28 Pro-Shuttle; did a 132-Inch Standing Broad Jump; and 24 Reps of 225-Pounds on the Bench Press.

This gave Wagner an Incredible  very impressive 2,332 MEARS RATING. This was not only the #2 MEARS RATING for a Linebacker in the 2012 NFL Draft, but it was also only the Fourth Best Linebacker MEARS RATING in the First Three-Year NFL Pro-Draft History. In the 2011 NFL Draft, Von Miller Recorded a 2,332 MEARS RATING and Martez Wilson Recorded a 2,300 MEARS RATING.

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, Tight Ends, Linebackers, Cornerbacks, and Safeties; and their Standard is a 28-Inch Vertical Jump. The Standard for all Linemen is a 24-Inch Vertical Jump. Each inch over that 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 an Incredible 2,432 MEARS RATING.

2013 NFL DRAFT GOLD-CHIP CLUB!

2013 Lane Johnson Draft Photo2013 Super Freak Lane Johnson And Incredible 2,356 MEARS RATING.

In the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, there were also some more really Incredible Measurables from some players who were just like many of the Lestini Free Agents 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-Inch Vertical Jump. The Running Back Standard for the Vertical Jump is 28, but there is No Limit and so Christine Michael of Texas A&M did an Incredible 43-Inch Vertical Jump and he received 300 Points for his Vertical Jump. Super Combine Freak DE/LB Cornelius Washington did a 39-Inch Vertical Jump and he also  received 300 Points. Goodwin did a 42-Inch Vertical Jump on Texas Pro-Day and improved his points to 280 Points.

Two of the most exciting and most impressive players in this 2013 Scouting Combine were two Offensive Tackles who really put on a show in the Forty. Lane Johnson of Oklahoma ran a 4.67 Forty and Terron Armstead of Arkansas Pine Bluff ran a 4.65 Forty. Since their Forty Standard was a 5.2 Forty, 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 Forty and then followed that one with a 4.31 Forty. After averaging the two times, I gave him a 4.28 clocking, giving him 320 points. Goodwin placed tenth in the London Olympics and he was Sensational at the Scouting Combine as he recorded some Incredible Measurables, including a 4.19 Forty; a 42-Inch Vertical Jump; a 4.09 Pro-Shuttle; and a 132 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 in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine,  there were 10 players with a 130 or better in the Standing Broad Jump, including Jamie Collins of Southern Miss who recorded the World-Record 139-Standing Broad Jump and did an Amazing 41.5-Inch Vertical Jump. Collins  ended with a 2,225 MEARS RATING.

In the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, there also were several other Unbelievable Surprise Super Combine Freaks, including OLB Cornelius Washington of Georgia; RB Christine Michael of Texas A&M; CB David Amerson of NC State; CB Darius Slay of Mississippi State; CB Jamar Taylor of Boise State; CB Dwayne Gratz of U-Conn; and CB Steve Williams of California. All of them were Drafted.

There were several other Super Combine Freaks who were not Drafted, including FS Cody Davis of Texas Tech; WR/RET Sam McGuffie of Rice; WR Jheranie Boyd of North Carolina; and DT Lawrence Okoye of British Olympic Discus Fame. Davis did a 41.5-Inch Vertical Jump and a 4.01 Pro-Shuttle; while McGuffie did a 42-Inch Vertical Jump; did an Incredible 3.93 Pro-Shuttle; and a 134-Inch Standing Broad Jump. And Yes! I Rated McGuffie Three Times and he came out with an Incredible 2,330 MEARS RATING All Three Times.

Boyd did a 42-Inch Vertical Jump and a 137-Inch Standing Broad Jump. It’s still puzzling to me that neither one of the Texans was Drafted. Boyd was Signed by the Bengals as a Free Agent. I watched Okoye in the Drills and he was a Beast, and of course, he had a lot of tremendous potential, but he had Never played Football before the NFL Scouting Combine.

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 Forty 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 all of the Position Speed Measurable Standards, but a Maximum of 400-Points. “Sometimes with Offensive or Defensive Linemen, you might need to add some Coaches Player Evaluation Points, but you will know when that Exceptional Player is being Evaluated,” said Coach Epley. “And you will know exactly what to do!”

2013 Margus Hunt Super Combine Small
Super Combine Freak Margus Hunt
And Incredible 2,346 MEARS RATING

2013 NFL DRAFT
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

# POS PLAYER    COL  HT WT 40 VJ  SH  SBJ REP MEARS TEAM   # OVERALL
#1 OT Lane Johnson OU    6-6 303  4.67 34  4.52 118   28  2,356 EAGLES #1,#4
#2 DE Margus Hunt SMU  6-8 277 4.52, 34.5 4.51 121 38 2,346 BENGALS #2,#53
#3 DE Dion Jordan OREGON 6-6  248 4.56 32.5 4.35 122  2,336 DOLPHINS #1,#3
#4 AP Sam McGuffie RICE    5-10 200 4.36 42 3.93 134 26 2,330 MEARS FA
#5 OT Terron Armstead PB 6-5 306 4.65 34.5 4.72 112 31 2,322 SAINTS #3,#75
#6 CB Xavier Rhodes FSU  6-2  210 4.36 40.5 4.16 132 14 2,320 VIKINGS #1,#25
#7 DE Bark Mingo  LSU             6-4 241 4.5 37 4.39 128 –  2,312 BROWNS #1,#6
#8 LB Cornelius Washington UGA 6-4 265 4.51 39 128 36 2,310 BEARS #6,#188
#9 SS Eric Reid   LSU             6-1 213 4.45 40.5 4.22 134 17  2,306 49ERS #1,#18
#10 DE Ziggy Ansah  BYU     6-5  271 4.54 34.5 4.26 118 21 2,302 LIONS #1,#5

2013 NFL DRAFT
GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 RB Christine Michael A&M 5-10 220 4.4 43 4.02 125 27 2,285 Seahawks #2,#62
#2 WR Cordarrelle Patterson Tenn 6-2 2164.31 37 4.2 128 2,282 Vikings #1#29
#3 WR Marq Goodwin TEX         5-9 183  4.19 42 4.09 132  13 2,281 BILLS #3,#78
#4 SS Earl Wolff NCST        5-11 209 4.39 39 4.07 134   –   2,278 EAGLES #5,#136
#5 SS Sham Thomas  SYR  5-9 213 4.42 40.5 4.22 133 28 2,271 Steelers #4,#111
#6 CB Des Trufant  WASH  6-0 190 4.33 37.5 3.85 125 16 2,255 FALCONS #1,#22
#7 QB E.J. Manuel FSU                  6-5 237 4.57 34 4.21 118 2,254 BILLS #1,#18
#8 SS T.J. McDonald    USC         6-3 219 4.5 40 4.2 131 19 2,253 RAMS #3,#71
#9 CB Dave Amerson NCST 6-1 205 4.33 38.5 4.13 132 15 2,250 REDSKINS #2,#51
#10 DT Lawrence Okoye NA   6-5.5 304 4.85 36 4.38 125 30 2,248 MEARS FA
#11 SS Matt Elam FLORIDA 5-10 208 4.41 35.5 4.21 118 17 2,246 RAVENS #1,#32
#12 OG Jon Cooper UNC          6-2 311 5.0 27 4.84108 35 2,242 CARDINALS #1,#7
#13 RB Le’Veon Bell MIST 6-2 230 4.52 31.5 4.24 118 24 2,240 STEELERS #2,#48
#14 WR Markus Wheaton ORST 5-11 189 4.37 4.02 120 20 2,238 Steelers #3,#79
#15 DT Sheldon Richardson MO 6-3 294 4.91 32 4.59 116 30 2,238 JETS #1#13
#16 DE Corey Lemonier AUBURN 6-4 255 4.53 34 4.4 119 27 2,235 49ERS #3,#88
#17 FS Cody Davis      TXT       6-2  203 4.41 41.5 4.01 123 15 2,231 MEARS FA
#18 WR Jheranie Boyd UNC         6-1 187 4.42 42 4.22 137 14 2,229 MEARS FA
#19 CB Robert Alford SELA 5-10 188 4.32 40 4.23 132 17 2,226 FALCONS #2,#60
#20 LB Jamie Collins USM 6-4 250 4.54 41.5 4.32 139 19 2,225 PATRIOTS #2,#52
#21 OLB Zavier Gooden MO  6-2 234 4.42 38.5 4.18  131 27 2,223 TITANS #3,#97
#22 QB Geno Smith  WVA           6-3  228 4.55 33.5  4.24 124  –  2,221 JETS #2,#39
#23 CB Jamar Taylor Boise 5-11 192 4.32 35 4.06 127 22 2,219 DOLPHINS #2,#54
#24 WR Josh Boyce TCU       5-11 206 4.32 34 4.1 131 22 2,217 PATRIOTS #4,#102
#25 DE Datone Jones UCLA 6-4 283 4.72 31.5 4.32 112 29 2,216 PACKERS #1, #26
#26 CB Darius Slay MISS ST      6-0 192 4.29 35.5 4.21 124 14 2,214 LIONS #2,#36
#27 SS  Kenny Vaccaro TEX       6-0 214 4.53 38 4.06 121 15 2,213 SAINTS #1,#15
#28 OT Eric Fisher CEN MICH 6-7 306 4.99 28.5 4.44 116 27 2,212 CHIEFS #1, #1
#29 OT Kyle Long   ORE                  6-6 313 4.88 28 4.63 119  –  2,211 BEARS #1, #20
#30 CB Dwayne Gratz CONN 5-11 201 4.4 38 4.15 125 22 2,207 JAGUARS #3,#64
#31 DT Sharrif Floyd FLORIDA 6-3 297 4.84 30 4.75 106 2,204 VIKINGS #1,#23
#32 OT Luke Joeckel A&M     6-6 306 5.2 28.5 4.68 106 27 2,202 JAGUARS #1,#2
#33 AP Tavon Austin WVA    5-8.5  174 4.28 36 4.01 120 14 2,200 RAMS #1,#8

2013 NFL DRAFT
BLUE-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 WR DeAndre Hopkins CLEM 6-1 214 4.48 36 4.28 115 2,192 Texans #1,#27
#2 CB Dee Milliner  ALA      6-0  201 4.32 36 4.32  122  –    2,182 JETS #1,#9
#3 CB Steve Williams CAL 5-9 181 4.33 40.5 4.1 128 12 2,182 Chargers #5,#145
#4 CB B. W.Wilson U-CONN 6-1 195 4.41 36 4.12 128 14 2,180 TITANS #3,#70
#5 DE Bjoern Werner FSU       6-3 266 4.75 31 4.4 111 25 2,177 COLTS #1,#24
#6 TE Tyler Eifert ND         6-6 250 4.62 35.5 4.32 119 22 2,165 BENGALS #1,#21
#7 FS Shawn Williams UGA 6-0 213 4.39 36 4.2 120 25  2,156 BENGALS #3,#84
#8 OG Chance Warmack ALA            6-2 317 5.2 28 5.01 2,155 TITANS #1,#10

2014 NFL DRAFT GOLD-CHIP CLUB!

In the 2014 NFL Draft, there were Twenty-One Players that reached the 2,200 GOLD-CHIP MEARS RATING Plateau. There were also Three Players that reached the 2,300 Plateau, including DE Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina; NG Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh; and OLB Khalil Mack of Buffalo. Since all Three Players were #1 Draft Choices; there is a Direct Correlation to them and Their MEARS RATINGS. Also, Ten Other Players in the 2,200 Plateau were #1 Draft Choices. Below are those Twenty-One Players with all of their  Measurables, and with their MEARS RATINGS, and Draft Info.

2014 NFL DRAFT
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

# 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 4.3 123 21 2,397 TEXANS #1,#1
#2 OLB Khalil Mack Buffalo       6-3 251 4.6 40 4.18 128 23 2,312 RAIDERS #1,#5
#3 NG Aaron Donald Pitt                 6-1 285 4.61 32 4.39 116 35 2,310 RAMS #1,#13
#4 OT Taylor Lewan Mich    6-7.5 309 4.87 30.5 4.49 117 29 2,308 TITANS #1,#11
#5 OT Greg Robinson Auburn     6-5 332 4.92 27.5 4.86 113 32 2,304 RAMS #1,#2
#6 WR Sammy Watkins Clemson  6-1 211 4.35 36 4.34 126 16 2,302 BILLS #1,#4

2014 NFL DRAFT
GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

#1 WR Odell Beckham LSU   5-11.5 198 4.33 38.5 3.94 122 2,291 GIANTS #1,#12
#2 DT RaShede Hageman Minn  6-6 310 4.89 35.5 4.5 114 2,260 Falcons #2,#37
#3 OLB Ryan Shazier OHST       6-1 237 4.36 42 4.21 130 25 2,244 Steelers #1,#15
#4 OT Jake Matthews A&M     6-5.5 308 5.0 30 4.47 105 24 2,242 FALCONS #1,#6
#5 CB Justin Gilbert OKST     6-0 202 4.3 33.5 4.19 126 20 2,234 BROWNS #1,#8
#6 WR Mike Evans Texas A&M        6-5 231 4.53 37 4.26 122 12 2,220 BUCS #1,#7
#7 WR Cody Latimer Indiana     6-3 215 4.4 39 4.2 126 23 2,220 Broncos #2,#56
#8 WR Brandon Crooks ORST     5-10 189 4.29 38 3.81 128 2,219 SAINTS #1,#20
#9 OLB Anthony Barr UCLA     6-5 255 4.4 34.5 4.19 119 19 2,214 VIKINGS #1,#9
#10 OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif CN 6-5 314 4.93 31.5 34 2,214 CHIEFS #6,#200
#11 SS Brock Vereen Minnesota   6-0 199 4.4 34 4.07 117 25 2,213 BEARS #4,#131
#12 CB StanJean-Baptiste NEB    6-3 218 4.49 41.5 4.19 128 2,206 SAINTS #2,#58
#13 OLB Prince Shembo ND    6-1 253 4.62 38.5 4.31 122 26 2,206 Falcons #4,#139
#14 WR Martavis Bryant Clem  6-4 211 4.36 39 4.15 124 16 2,202 Steelers #4,#118
#15 AP Dri Archer Kent State     5-8 173 4.16 38 4.06 122 20 2,200 Steelers #3,#97

By 2001, all of the other Recruiting Services were using a Five-Star Player Rating System Method which Does Not Measure Anything. One year, at the start of the Spring, there were 45 Wide Receivers who were Rated by that Recruiting Service, with a Four-Star Player Rating. We went to bed one night and the next morning there were only 25. Someone at that Recruiting Service had decided that there could only be 25 Four-Star Wide Receivers and he had demoted 20 of the Wide Receivers to a Three-Star Player Rating. So Just What does a Five-Star or Four-Star or Three-Star really mean, If Anything.

2015 Lestini Group Free Agent Combine Highlights Fabulous Skill Players!

I was very Honored and Privileged again on Saturday and Sunday before the Annual College Football All-American Senior Bowl to have been invited to be a Guest Super Scout again at the 14th Annual Lestini Group Free Agent Super Combine in Mobile, Alabama.  Camp Director John L. Lestini Jr and his wife Mary Jo Lestini who is the Camp Coordinator  have been Hosting this Free Agent Super Combine for 14 Years and it gives Former College and Pro Players, who might be “Flying Under the Radar”  an excellent opportunity to show what they can do and help them to get into or back into the NFL, Canadian Football League, World League, Europe Football League, Arena Football League, and any of the New Professional Implemental Football Leagues which might be  starting play in 2016

All of The New Professional Developmental Football Leagues will Target many of the same Football Players that I have Targeted for my All-American Bowl Games. These are the Super Football Players with Tons of Potential Talent, but who for some crazy reason, have been overlooked; but are Super Football Players with Outstanding and Freaky Measurables and are Praying for that Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to show what they can do.

I also am so Very Proud of these Free Agents who came to the Lestini Group Free Agents Super Combine and Camp and Recorded some Incredible Speed Measurables in hopes of getting Great Evaluations in order to be able to pursue their goal of Continuing to play Professional Football.

I really think that the Lestini Group Free Agents Combine and Camp is a Very Important Step and Tool for All High School, College, and Professional Players that have Expectations of Playing Professional Football. All of these Great Free Agent Football Players knew that they would have to Come to the Camp and Record Great Speed Measurables to get a Great Evaluation and they did just that.

At the Player Seminar on Saturday Night, all of the Players were able to meet all of the Lestini Group Super Coaches and I was also able to meet a few players that I had previously written stories about and had Rated and Ranked on the National High School Football Recruiting Scene

Coach Ron Estay and Coach Dave Hochtritt worked with the Pro-Agility Shuttle in the Super Combine and they did an Amazing Job with Pro-Shuttle Instruction as evidence that an Incredible 23 of 53 Players recorded a “Mind-Boggling” 4.2 Pro-Shuttle or Better.

Another Amazing Eleven Players broke a 4.1 Pro-Shuttle, including CB Samuel Wagner; RB Michael Walker; CB Tyrie Allen; LB Leon Jackson; FS John Stevenson; SLOT Triston McCathern; WR George Whigham; WR Bryant Lavender; LB Carlos Suggs; CB Darius Lewis; and FS Dionte Keys. Both RB Michael Walker, with a 3.96 Pro-Shuttle and WR Bryant Lavender with a 3.97 Pro-Shuttle were able to Break a 4.0 Flat Pro-Shuttle.

Coach Dick Adams and Coach Tom Cudney and Founder of the New Professional Football League both assisted with the Quarterbacks and Receivers at the Camp on Sunday.

Before we Started the Super Combine on Sunday, Wisconsin “House of Speed” Super Sports Trainer, Wes Courier, Jr led all of the Athletes in an Incredible and Spectacular Warm-Up Workout. This Warmup, as I said last year, is not like any other Warm-Up that I have ever seen before. Later, Coach Courier helped Coach the Wide Receivers.

Coach Wes Courier, Jr is the Owner of One World Sports Performance, which is Speed/Agility Company that offers Training for Athletes who compete in Every Sport. Coach Courier has over 20-Years of Experience in the Speed Training Industry and has Trained Thousands of Athletes at the Grade School, High School, College, and Professional Levels. Coach Courier has also Coached Football and Track at Big Foot High School in Wisconsin for the Last 16-Years.

All of these Coaches have helped John and Mary Jo Lestini to make this Super Free Agent Combine, the Greatest and Most Impressive Free Agents Super Combine that there is, in the Country, for all of these 14 Years.

I would still have to say that the most exciting part for me as a Super Scout is 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 Professional Teams and Professional  Leagues. There were at Least Five or Six Canadian Professional Teams at the Super Combine and Super Workout on Sunday.

There also was one Super Scout there on Sunday that walked 12.6 Miles before he got into his Jeep Commander and headed home after the Super Combine. That same Super Scout did 10.4 Miles on one Friday Night in the Fall in Scouting Various High School Football Players. I wonder how many Scouts will do this every week?

2015 LESTINI FREE AGENTS GOLD-CHIP MEARS
2,200 or BETTER MEARS RATING

1. LB Leon Jackson^ 6-2 218 4.47 41 4.03 131 25 University of Delaware 2,321 MEARS
2. DE Thomas Logan^            6-4 258 4.5 36 4.25 118 32 Stillman College 2,316 MEARS
3. WR Bryant Lavender^     5-11 183 4.45 41 3.97 125 15 South Alabama 2,316 MEARS
4. WR Jheranie Boyd^       6-2 200 4.47 42 4.19 134 25 North Carolina U 2,260 MEARS
5. RB Michael Walker^        5-10 220 4.42 38 3.96 122 25 St Cloud State 2,250 MEARS
6. LB Carlos Suggs^       6-5 220 4.57 38 4.09 128 25 Ole Miss University 2,250 MEARS
7. CB Darius Lewis^      5-10 190 4.45 39 4.01 135 20 Central State (OH) 2,245 MEARS
8. QB Brendan Crawford^          6-5 220 4.7 34 4.13 107 – Langston Univ 2,235 MEARS
9. SS Le’Marcus Gibson^             5-11 214 4.4 36 4.1 116 22 UL Louisiana 2,228 MEARS
10. FS John Stevenson^ 5-11 200 4.45 38 4.03 129 20 Georgia Southern 2,225 MEARS
11. WR Donald Fusilier^            6-1 200 4.4 39 4.06 128 20 Lindenwood 2,230 MEARS
12. CB Efe Osawemwenze^  6-0 200 4.41 39 4.13 124 20 Southern Univ 2,220 MEARS
13. OG Cam Edwards^         6-4 310 5.2 28 4.88 105 – St Francis Indiana 2,220 MEARS
14. RB Chris Douglas^             5-9 210 4.45 36 4.19 129 25 Missouri State 2,215 MEARS
15. DE Jonathon Frink^           6-2 243 4.6 34 4.28 121 36 Stanford Univ 2,206 MEARS
16. LB Greg Worthy^      6-0 215 4.47 38 4.34 129 25 Furman University 2,205 MEARS

17. CB Samuel Wagner^      6-0 200 4.47 38 4.06 122 16 Lawrence Univ 2,200 MEARS

2015 LESTINI FREE AGENTS BLUE-CHIP MEARS
2,100 or BETTER MEARS RATING

1. WR Jamal Nixon^            6-0 215 4.44 38 4.18 124 18 Ark Monticello 2,180 MEARS
2. DT Randy Salmon^    6-3 305 5.05 32 4.44 110 36 Univ of Louisville 2,170 MEARS
3. SS Keith Holliday^        6-4 220 4.54 36 4.21 132 20 N Carolina A&T 2,170 MEARS
4. FB Michael Colee^               6-0 250 4.63 36 4.27 109 27 Bridgewater 2,165 MEARS
5. WR Caleb Davis^        5-11 190 4.39 38 4.12 132 18 South Carolina St 2,160 MEARS
6. CB Tyrie Allen^                5-10 205 4.48 38 4.06 119 16 Nicholls State 2,150 MEARS
7. WR Marquis Fruge’ ^         6-0 200 4.49 38 4.15 116 20 SE Louisiana 2,150 MEARS
8. WR Theron Allen Jr^      5-9 180 4.43 38 4.16 124 – Bethany College 2,140 MEARS
9. OT Jarrad Hernandez^               6-5 325 5.21 28 4.7 102 32 Nicholls 2,140 MEARS
10. WR Triston Purifoy^    6-0 200 4.46 38 4.1 126 20 North Alabama 2,130 MEARS
11. DE James McDevitt^    6-3 275 4.8 33 4.4 110 34 Univ of Kentucky 2,100 MEARS

2015 LESTINI FREE AGENTS RED-CHIP MEARS
2,000 or BETTER MEARS RATING

1. CB DeMarcus Washington^         5-10 185 4.47 38 4.15 113 16 TSU 2,085 MEARS
2. ATH Trayon Nash^ 5-10 185 4.55 36 4.34 116 18 Graceland College 2,080 MEARS
3. SLOT Ronald Bracy^      5-10 183 4.47 39 4.0 120 25 Mobile Sharks 2,066 MEARS
4. ATH Darrell Tate^         5-9 210 4.65 36 4.16 111 – Maryville College 2,065 MEARS
5. WR George Whigham^ 5-11 180 4.53 36 4.09 118 – UNC Pembrook 2,060 MEARS
6. FB Dewitt Jennings^       5-11 220 4.57 36 4.12 114 25 Univ of Tulsa 2,050 MEARS
7. SLOT Jusmon Rivers^   5-10 180 4.47 38 4.16 121 – North Alabama 2,050 MEARS
8. SLOT Triston McCathern^      5-7 185 4.54 38 4.0 112 20 Faulkner 2,020 MEARS
9. DT Shaun Jones^               6-3 275 5.01 30 4.4 109 34 Nicholls State 2,005 MEARS
10. SS Jamie Smith^             6-2 210 4.61 34 4.38 122 25 West Florida 2,000 MEARS

One thing that Everyone needs to Remember is that not every NFL Player gets to Sign with the College of his Choice, on National Signing Day, before he makes it into the NFL. Both NFL All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and University of California and NFL All-Pro DE J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans and University of Wisconsin did not Start-Out with their Favorite Team on National Signing Date.

They both had to work extremely hard to get to the College that they were Drafted #1 by the NFL. Rodgers started-out at  Butte Community Junior College and Watt started-out at Central Michigan and Look at where they are Today. Rodgers has just been Voted as the 2014 NFL Offensive MVP and MVP Player; while Watt has just been Voted Unanimously the Award of NFL Defensive MVP.

(Kim Klement/USA TODAY)

Do you think that #12 Rodgers and Watt, who both won these NFL MVP Awards for The Second time, became Super-Stars overnight? Or do you think that they were always Super-Stars, but Flying Under the Recruiting Radar; just like many of our All-American Bowl Game Football Players and our Lestini Free Agent Super Combine Football Players?

 

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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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