There were Two Super Combine Freaks in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine that played in my 2006 All-American Bowl Game Classic. I had become Friends with both of them at this Huge Event and although they both had plenty of Scholarship Offers when they got to Shreveport, Louisiana in 2006; they both reminded me of a few of Players from Tennessee who got to Lafayette, Louisiana, for our 2015 All-American Bowl Game Classic without a Single Scholarship Offer. I know you are saying, wait a minute, how can that be.
I First met DE #99 Lamarr Houston (In Photo) of Colorado Springs Doherty, Colorado at a NIKE Combine at TCU and then later after that Combine, as we were both walking off of the Field, I gave him his Invitation to play in my All-American Bowl Game and he Accepted. He was being heavily recruited and I figured that he would get an Invitation to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game, but he did not.
Later, in December, on the day that all of the All-American Bowl Game Players were to meet at the Shreveport Hotel, I got a call on my Cell Phone and it was Houston. His Bus had just arrived at the Greyhound Bus Station and he asked me if I would give him a ride to the Hotel.
I also invited three other Super-Stars from Longview, Texas, including OT Trent Williams, RB Vondrell McGee, and DE Cody Williams. Trent had over 40 Scholarship Offers, but I also thought that the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game, which was the only other All-American Bowl Game in 2006 might overlook him and they initially did overlook him. Then they came back and offered him, but he had decided that he wanted to play with Vondell and Cody, who were also both being heavily recruited and they all three played in our Game.
DE Cody Williams (6-5, 240, 4.48) Signed with Texas A&M and OT Trent Williams (6-5, 300, 4.9) with Oklahoma; while RB Vondrell McGee (5-10, 185, 4.3) and DE Lamarr Houston (6-3, 256, 4.56) Signed with Texas.
The Reason that the 2006 and 2015 All-American Bowl Game Players were Similar was not because of Scholarship Offers, which obviously is the way that it should be, but they very Similar because of their Raw Talent and Similar Incredible Speed Measurables.
Trent Williams (6-5, 300, 4.9) was obviously a Super-Star at our First Practice in 2006 and he became the West Team Left Offensive Tackle Starter. The interesting part of this Story was that his Back-Up at Left Offensive Tackle was Zayn Bin-Bilal from Taos, New Mexico. Bin-Bilal (6-5, 290, 5.1) got “Dinged-Up” a little in an early practice and so we “Kidded” with Trent about having to play most of the game without a “Sub” and he loved it.
Then, in 2010, when I was watching the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, the one thing that drew my Attention was that there were several players in that Scouting Combine that had played in one of my All-American Bowl Games and I was watching them perform in the Combine and in the Drills, and I realized that some of these Players were recording some Incredible Speed Measurables and Competing with some Amazing Athletic Ability in the Drills. At that point, I decided to do a Scouting Report on that 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and also the consequent, proceeding 2010 NFL Draft.
As I wrote another story, a few weeks ago, I could not resist comparing some of these 2006 All-American Super Combine Freaks to several of the 2015 All-American Bowl Game Super Combine Freaks that have just played in our Eleventh Annual 2015 All-American Bowl Game.
It’s also interesting to Note that some of the Player Position Standards have been Tweaked a Few Times since 2010, but all of the Players in this Story have been Re-Evaluated and they all Now Reflect the Newly Tweaked Position Standards and New Bonus Coaching Evaluation Points.
In the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, there were some “Eye-Popping” Speed Measurables that really stood out, including the 4.51 Pro-Shuttle of OT Trent Williams (In Photo); the 4.39 Pro-Shuttle of TE Jimmy Graham; the 4.17 Pro-Shuttle of QB Tim Tebow; the 4.08 Pro-Shuttle of RB C.J. Spillar; the 4.21 Pro-Shuttle of DE Derrick Morgan; and the Great 4.08 Pro-Shuttle of CB Joe Haden.
Also in 2010, The Washington 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 Wise Decision.
It’s not Difficult for me To Compare DT Lamarr Houston and OT Trent Williams, who played in our 2006 All-American Bowl Game to Three Players who played in our 2015 All-American Bowl Game, because I saw all of them at their First Practice and then in The Bowl Game. They all have a Similar MEARS RATINGS with Actual Coaching Evaluation Points, but they did not have the same Degree of Scholarship Offers.
We had Two Offensive Tackles with a Similar MEARS RATINGS as Trent Williams, but nowhere near the same amount of Scholarship Offers and they Signed with Louisiana Tech and Memphis State on National Signing Date. I told both Left Offensive Tackle O’Shea Dugas (6-5, 300, 4.8) of Lafayette Northside, Louisiana who Signed with Louisiana Tech and Bryain Peddy (6-5, 300, 4.9) of Munford, Tennessee who Signed with Memphis State that they both could become NFL #1 Draft Choices in either 2017 or 2018 and they liked that.
I went to see Dugas (In The Photo) play two times and he Never came off of of the Football Field and with his Amazing Size, Speed, and Agility, he might be a future NFL Defensive Star. It’s still Mind-Boggling to see Dugas play and see the Unbelievable Measurables that he has and still not get the Scholarship Offers that he Deserves. The Recruiting In Politics is the Worst that it has ever been. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Coach Skip Holtz will be extremely Lucky to be able to keep this SEC Player from Leaving Early for the NFL Draft.
This Is What Your Quarterback Wants To See At His Left Offensive Tackle Brytain Peddy of Munford, Tennessee!
We did not find out about Super OT Brytain Petty and his Super DE Teammate McKenzie Russell until in November and I could not believe that neither one of them had a Single Scholarship Offer.
Russell (6-4, 240, 4.56) was not as big as Houston (6-3, 256, 4.56), coming out of High School, but he was Pretty Close to being the Same Size. Houston came to the 2006 All-American Game as the Colorado “Gatorade Player of the Year” as Athletic Two-Way Super-Star, but was really an outstanding Tailback/Tight-End on Offense. Once Houston got to the Defense, and Nobody could Block him, the West Team Defensive Coaches Never let him leave.
Nobody Could Block Russell in Practice or in the Game Either. With 1:57 Left in the Game, Super-Star DE McKenzie Russell Sacked West Team QB Chance Clowers for a Six-Yard Loss, turning the ball over to the East Team and making the Final Score at 34-30 in Favor of the East Team and Winning East Team Head Coach Jay Murphree. Russell also had a Similar MEARS RATING to Lamarr Houston.
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
2015 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS
#1 OT O’Shea Dugas AA Lafayette Northside 6-5 300 4.8 32 4.6 112 2,320 LAT
#2 DE McKenzie Russell AA Munford 6-4 240 4.56 36 4.39 118 15 2,310 BETHEL
#3 OT Brytain Petty AA Munford 6-5 301 4.9 30 4.68 106 32 2,302 MEMP