2016 NFL TOP 200 MEARS PLAYER RATINGS FOR 2016 NFL DRAFT


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2016 NFL TOP 200
MEARS PLAYER RATINGS FOR
2016 NFL DRAFT
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

“Although the Dallas Cowboys 2015 #1 Draft Choice, Cornerback Byron Jones of U-Conn, broke the MEARS RATING WORLD RECORD in the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine with an Incredible 2,583 MEARS RATING; how ironic was it that the Two Super-Stars in The 2016 Super Bowl 50, QB Cam Newton of the Panthers and LB Von Miller of the Broncos both recorded Identical 2,492 MEARS RATING in the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine!” – Emfinger

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

Forty Years Ago, in 1975, when I was a Talent Scout with the Dallas Cowboys, my Boss, Gil Brandt, invited me to Follow him down the hallway where we went into a Conference Room where Head Football Coach Tom Landry and Defensive Coordinator Ernie Stautner were waiting to Talk to 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 Future All-Pro or Past All-Pro
BLUE = Great NFL Player
RED = Rookie or Second 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 for each NFL Player placed in the “Flip-Chart” sleeve for each position on the football field for both the Teams on Offense and Defense of each NFL Team. The Late Legendary Head Coach Tom Landry and The Late Legendary Defensive Coordinator Ernie Stautner used this First Color-Coded Rating System as info in their weekly Scouting Report in preparation for their next game of the Season. In 1975, there were 28 NFL Teams and each Team had around 50 Players; so I evaluated around 1,400 Players. It took me about three weeks, but the Flip-Chart was ready before The Fourth Game Against the New York Giants.

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 NFL Football Players in the same Football Season. After finishing this Huge 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!”

Founder of MEARS PLAYER RATING SYSTEM, 1976, Dallas, TX
Founder of First HS Football Recruiting Service, 1979, Houston, TX
Founder of First Super Select Baseball Team, 1990, Houston, TX
Founder of First 7on7 National Championship, 2001, Houston, TX
Founder of HS All-American Bowl Game, 2005, Shreveport, LA
Founder of Super Elite Top Gun Combine, 2007, Honolulu, HI

 2016 NFL HOT ONE-FIFTY
MEARS PLAYER RATINGS
FOR 2016 NFL DRAFT

SCOUTING NOTE I : If the Player did run two Forties at the NFL Scouting Combine, I averaged both of those Two Forties with their best Forty on Record. If they did not run the Forty at the Combine, I averaged both of his best two Forties on Record. On all of their Speed Measurables, if they did not run at the Scouting Combine, that Measurable will be in RED, but will be Updated by April 1.

SCOUTING NOTE II: All Measurables that were Improved at Pro Day will be Listed in Blue and with his NEW MEARS RATING, the Player will be moved up with  his NEW MEARS RATING.

SCOUTING NOTE III: Pro Day = PD

 2016 SUPER GOLD-CHIP RATINGS
2,400 Or Better MEARS RATINGS

1 FS Jalen Ramsey                  6-1 209 4.4 41.5 4.1 135 14 Florida State 2,483 MEARS
2 OLB Myles Jack                      6-1 245 4.44 40 4.3 124 19 UCLA PD 2,480 MEARS
3 OT Laremy Tunsil              6-5 310 5.07 28 4.8 106 34 Ole Miss PD 2,475 MEARS
4 RB Derrick Henry                    6-3 247 4.53 37 4.38 130 22 Alabama 2,474 MEARS
5 DE Joey Bosa                   6-5 269 4.72 32 4.3 121 28 Ohio State PD 2,473 MEARS
6 RB Ezekiel Elliott                 6-0 225 4.42 32.5 4.3 118 25 Ohio State 2,470 MEARS
7 DT Sheldon Rankins    6-1 299 4.91 34.5 4.59 118 28 Louisville 2,468 MEARS
8 RB Darius Jackson 6-1 220 4.36 41 4.27 133 20 EMich Mich PD 2,465 MEARS
9 RB Daniel Lasco                   6-0 209 4.43 41.5 4.26 135 23 California 2,463 MEARS
10 RB Keith Marshall   5-11 219 4.31 30.5 4.2 128 25 Georgia PD 2,458 MEARS
11 DT Robert Nkemdiche           6-3 294 4.82 35 4.6 116 28 Ole Miss 2,458 MEARS
12 OT Jason Spriggs              6-6 301 4.89 35 4.44 114 31 Indiana PD 2,452 MEARS
13 OC Ryan Kelly                          6-4 311 4.91 30 4.59 103 26 Alabama 2,447 MEARS
14 DE Leonard Floyd                6-6 244 4.56 39.5 4.3 127 NA Georgia 2,443 MEARS
15 QB Carson Wentz    6-5 237 4.77 30.5 NA 110 NA North Dakota St 2,441 MEARS
16 AP Wendall Williams 5-10 170 4.2 45 4.0 132 Cumberland PD 2,440 MEARS
17 CB Vernon Hargreaves    5-10 204 4.42 39 3.98 128 15 Florida 2,438 MEARS
18 DE DeForest Buckner                 6-7 291 4.98 32 4.47 116 Oregon 2,431 MEARS
19 WR Corey Coleman             5-11 194 4.32 42 3.94 128 17 Baylor 2,428 MEARS
20 OG Connor McGovern      6-4 306 4.98 33 4.65 109 33 Missouri 2,427 MEARS
21 OT Taylor Decker       6-7 310 5.17 29 4.76 100 22 Ohio State PD 2,426 MEARS
22 OT Jack Conklin       6-6 308 4.96 29 4.57 102 25 Michigan State 2,426 MEARS
23 DT Andrew Billings          6-1 311 4.9 27.5 4.82 113 31 Baylor PD 2,425 MEARS
24 DT Chris Jones  6-6 310 483 29.5 4.62 106 26 Mississippi St PD 2,420 MEARS
25 OT Ronnie Stanley                6-6 312 5.13 30 4.9 103 Notre Dame 2,419 MEARS
26 WR Josh Doctson                        6-2 202 4.45 41 4.08 129 14 TCU 2,419 MEARS
27 DT Jarran Reed                   6-3 307 5.07 31 4.75 110 NA Alabama 2,414 MEARS
28 OT Germain Ifedi           6 -6 324 5.21 27 4.74 109 24 Texas A&M 2,413 MEARS

29 DT Javon Hargrave    6-1 309 4.88 34.5 4.7 109 29 S Carolina St 2,413 MEARS
30 CB William Jackson              6-0 189 4.33 38 4.2 115 10 Houston 2,413 MEARS
31 OLB Kamalei Correa 6-3 248 4.62 34 4.15 117 21 Boise St PD  2,412 MEARS
32 QB Jared Goff                      6-4 215 4.78 27 NA 110 NA California 2,410 MEARS
33 OLB Darron Lee       6-1 232 4.42 35,5 4.2 133 17 Ohio State PD 2,409 MEARS
34 DE Shaq Lawson       6-3 269 4.65 33 4.21 120 NA Clemson PD 2,408 MEARS
35 ILB Reggie Ragland       6-1 247 4.62 31.5 4.28 116 NA Alabama 2,404 MEARS

2016 SUPER GOLD OR GOLD-CHIP PLAYERS RATINGS
2,300 Or Better Injured MEARS RATINGS

1 RB Devontae Booker                5-10 205 4.51 Utah
2 CB Kendall Fuller                      5-11 187 4.43  Virginia Tech
3 TE Tyler Higbee                        6-6 249 4.72   Western Kentucky
4 SS Karl Joseph                          5-10 205 4.51  West Virginia
5 OT Kyle Murphy                       6-6 305 5.12     Stanford
6 CB Will Redmond                    5-11 182 4.4      Mississippi State
7 OLB Jaylon Smith                    6-2 223 4.56     Notre Dame
8 OC Max Tuerk                           6-5 298 5.05     Southern Cal

 2016 GOLD-CHIP RATINGS
2,300 Or Better MEARS RATINGS

13 DE Jonathan Bullard            6-3 285 4.88 32 4.56 115 23 Florida 2,372 MEARS
14 OT Shon Coleman                  6-6 313 5.11 30 4.8 109 22 Auburn 2,371 MEARS
15 RB Brandon Wilds  6-1 220 4.41 36.5 4.38 116 21 South Carolina 2,370 MEARS
16 CB Jonathan Jones       5-9 186 4.24 36 4.25 123 19 Auburn PD 2,367 MEARS
17 OC Jake Brendel            6-4 303 4.96 28 4.27 110 28 UCLA PD 2,366 MEARS

20 DE Jason Fanaika          6-2 274 4.72 35.54.39 113 29 Utah PD 2,363 MEARS
22 WR Michael Thomas    6-3 212 4.42 35 4.13 125 18 Ohio St PD 2,359 MEARS
23 DE Shilique Calhoun             6-4 251 4.76 35 4.25 115 23 Mich St 2,357 MEARS
24 CB Xavier Howard     6-0 201 4.44 38.5 4.15 125 11 Baylor PD 2,357 MEARS
25 DE Matt Judon        6-3 275 4.64 35 4.52 109 30 Grand Valley St 2,355 MEARS
26 DE Bronson Kaufusi                 6-6 285 4.76 30 4.25 111 25 BYU 2,355 MEARS
29 RB C.J. Prosise         6-0 220 4.42 35.5 4.3 121 Notre Dame PD 2,355 MEARS
27 OLB Aaron Wallace  6-2 242 4.44 36 4.09 130 25 UCLA PD 2,354 MEARS
28 WR Sterling Shepard     5-10 194 4.44 41 4.35 123 22 Oklahoma 2,353 MEARS
29 OT Caleb Benenoch                  6-5 311 4.93 28 4.73 104 28 UCLA 2,352 MEARS
30 FS Keanu Neal              6-0 211 4.48 38 4.38 132 17 Florida PD 2,352 MEARS
31 OG Vi Teofilo   6-3 325 5.17 29.5 4.7 116 43 Arizona State PD 2,350 MEARS
32 WR Moritz Boehringer 6-4 227 4.38 39 4.09 131 Fla Atl PD 2,349 MEARS
33 OC Brian Bobek           6-2 298 5.09 31 4.63 110 36 Minn PD 2,346 MEARS
34 WR Ricardo Louis   6-2 215 4.37 38 4.22 132 18 Auburn PD 2,340 MEARS
35 DT Shawn Oakman               6-8 287 4.91 32 4.56 123 23 Baylor 2,339 MEARS
36 OG Josh Garnett                  6-4 312 5.22 29 4.64 99 30 Stanford 2,339 MEARS
37 QB Paxton Lynch              6-7 244 4.84 36 NA 116 NA Memphis 2,338 MEARS
38 SS Kentrell Brice    5-11 200 4.41 42 4.3 121 21 LA Tech PD 2,335 MEARS

40 DT  Hassan Ridgeway  6-3 303 4.97 32 4.69 113 24 Texas PD 2,331 MEARS
41 RB Jordan Howard            6-0 230 4.52 34 4.3 122 16 Indiana 2,330 MEARS
42 QB Connor Cook   6-4 217 4,75 33 4.28 113 NA Michigan State 2,329 MEARS
43 OT Joe Thuney             6-5 304 4.88 28.5 4.54 110 28 NC State 2,328 MEARS
44 RB Deandre Washington   5-8 204 4.44 34.5 4.2 116 24 TXT 2,328 MEARS
45 CB Keith Baxter  5-11 191 4.37 37.5 42 129 17 Marshall PD 2,327 MEARS
46 RB Jhurell Pressley 5-10 206 4.37 34 4.15 117 25 UNM PD 2,327 MEARS
47 OT Le’Raven Clark         6-5 310 5.05 30 4.8 109 20 TXT PD 2,325 MEARS
48 RB7Kenneth Dixon      5-10 215 4.43 37.5 4.28 121 18 LA Tech 2,325 MEARS
49 TE Ben Braunecker 6-3 250 4.63 35.5 4.2 121 20 Harvard PD 2,325 MEARS
50 OT Joe Gore      6-5 300 4.87 27.5 4.65 109 28 Clemson PD 2,325 MEARS
51 CB Maurice Canady           6-1 193 4.44 38 4.09 124 16 Virginia 2,322 MEARS
52 DT Greg Milhouse 6-1 295 4.8 33.5 4.6 111 26 Campbell PD 2,320 MEARS
53 OLB Travis Freeney       6-4 230 4.45 40 4.42 130 Washington 2,320 MEARS
54 SS Vonn Bell        5-11 199 4.44 30.5 4.3 118 16 Ohio State PD 2,318 MEARS
55 DE Charles Tapper          6-3 271 4.55 34 4.3 119 23 Oklahoma 2,317 MEARS

57 TE Beau Sandland 6-4 253 4.62 35 4.33 124 23 Montana State 2,316 MEARS
58 OT Zach Sterup     6-9 318 5.0 28 4.79 104 27 Nebraska PD 2,316 MEARS
59 OG Christian Westerman 6-3 298 5.0 25 4.7 98 34 ASU PD 2,316 MEARS

61 OLB Ty Holmes     6-2 253 4.55 37.5 4.3 113 28 Montana PD 2,311 MEARS
62 OG Sebastian Johansson 6-4 293 5.0 32 4.5 113 26 Marsh PD 2,311 MEARS
63 CB Zach Sanchez 5-11 185 4.42 35.5 4.21 116 19 Oklahoma PD 2,310 MEARS
64 TE Jerrell Adams 6-5 247 4.59 32.5 4.31 117 NA South Carolina 2,309 MEARS

67 OC Graham Glasgow 6-6 307 5.08 25 4.63 106 23 Mich PD 2,304 MEARS
68 OG Cody Whitehair     6-4 301 5.0 25.5 4.58 110 16 Kansas State 2,302 MEARS

2016 SUPER BLUE-CHIP RATINGS
2,250 – 2,299 MEARS RATINGS

1 LB David Perkins      6-2 230 4.42 37 4.33 121 21 Illinois St PD 2,295 MEARS
1 OT Joe Haeg           6-6 304 5.1 30 4.47 111 North Dakota State PD 2,293 MEARS
2 FS Sean Davis                       6-1 201 4.42 37.5 3.97 126 21 Maryland 2,292 MEARS
3 CB Jalen Mills                            6-0 193 4.48 37 4.0 123 16 LSU PD 2,291 MEARS

5 SS K.J. Dillon           6-0 2104.42 38 4.21 121 11 West Virginia PD 2,285 MEARS
6 OLB Jordan Jenkins    6-3 259 4.64 38 4.32 123 19 Georgia PD 2,283 MEARS
6 DE Mike Rose            6-3 261 4.66 33.5 4.4 116 17 NC State PD 2,282 MEARS
7 DE Kyle Kragen              6-2 248 4.57 37 4.3 121 23 California PD 2,281 MEARS
8 FS D.J. Hunter       5-11 205 4.35 39.5 4.2 130 14 Marshall PD 2,280 MEARS
8 DE Romeo Okwara           6-5 265 4.8 33 4.53 120 23 Notre Dame 2.280 MEARS
9 CB Eric Murray               5-11 199 4.45 39.5 4.05 124 15 Minnesota 2,278 MEARS
9 DE Roy Roberts-Harris  6-5 256 4.72 35 4.5 119 23 UTEP PD 2,277 MEARS
10 SS Clay Fejedelem     6-0 204 4.5 40.5 4.3 121 20 Illinois PD 2,273 MEARS
11 DT Darius Latham              6-4 311 5.02 29 4.63 100 Indiana PD 2,272 MEARS
12 SS Kamu Grugier-Hill 6-1 208 4.42 38.5 4.2 129 15 E ILL PD 2,271 MEARS
10 WR Kolby Lisenbee                 6-0 197 4.33 35.5 4.13 129 15 TCU 2,269 MEARS
11 ATH Lamar Louis      5-10 224 4.53 33.5 4.33 114 26 LSU PD 2,268 MEARS
12 CB Morgan Burns      5-10 200 4.37 32.5 4.15 115 21 KSU PD 2,265 MEARS
13 OC Evan Boehm                  6-2 302 5.26 28.5 4.69 96 24 Missouri 2,264 MEARS
14 TE David Morgan    6-4 262 4.83 30 4.19 115 29 UT San Antonio 2,264 MEARS
15 CB Blake Countess 5-10 184 4.4 36,5 4.18 121 21 Auburn PD 2,263 MEARS
16 DE Nick Virgil                 6-2 239 4.57 31.5 4.0 115 Utah State PD 2,263 MEARS
17 CB James Bradberry     6-1 211 4.45 36 4.21 132 16 Samford PD 2,262 MEARS
17 QB Dak Prescott       6-2 226 4,69 32.5 4.32 116 Mississippi State 2,262 MEARS
18 DE Carl Nassib                6-7 277 4.72 28.5 4.37 114 21 Penn State 2,261 MEARS
19 QB Jake Rudock                       6-3 207 4.84 29 4.22 111 Michigan 2,259 MEARS
20 ILB Manoa Pikula      6-1 234 4.53 36.5 4.23 116 24 BYU PD 2,258 MEARS
19 CB Ian Wells                       5-10 199 4.45 41 4.08 136 Ohio PD 2,258 MEARS
19 OG Vadal Alexander                       6-5 326 5.52 24 4.9 95 25 LSU 2,257 MEARS
20 OLB Joshua Perry  6-4 254 4.58 33.5 4.3 124 20 Ohio State PD 2,256 MEARS
21 WR Trevor Davis             6-1 188 4.32 38.5 4.22 124 11 California 2,256 MEARS
22 RB Kenyan Drake              6-1 210 4.41 34.5 4.21 123 10 Alabama 2,255 MEARS
23 CB Rashard Robinson          6-1 171 4.34 35.5 4.29 121 LSU PD 2,255 MEARS
24 DE Yannick Ngakoue 6-2 252 4.67 34.5 4.5 118 26 Mary PD 2,254 MEARS
25 CB Brandon Williams 5-11 197 4.31 30.5 4.19 118 18 Texas A&M 2,254 MEARS
25 OC Nick Martin               6-4 299 5.16 28 4.72 97 28 Notre Dame 2,253 MEARS
26 OLB Jordan Jenkins   6-3 259 4.68 38 4.3 121 19 Georgia PD 2,253 MEARS
27 OLB Su’a Cravens          6-1 226 4.61 30.5 4.24 114 16 USC PD 2,252 MEARS
27 TE Nick Vannett         6-6 257 4.7 30.5 4.2 111 17 Ohio State PD 2,252 MEARS
28 MLB Kentrell Brothers 6-0 245 4.72 31.5 4.11 110 19 MO PD 2,250 MEARS

2016 BLUE-CHIP RATINGS
2,200 – 2,249 MEARS RATINGS

1 CB Anthony Brown                   5-11 192 4.33 35 4.19 115 19 Purdue 2,249 MEARS
2 CB Makinton Durleant 5-11 177 4.37 39 4.2 123 16 NoIowa PD 2,249 MEARS
1 WR Mitch Mathews         6-5 222 4.43 38 4.21 129 12 BYU PD 2,249 MEARS
2 CB Artie Burns                       6-0 193 4.42 31.5 4.2 118 Miami PD 2,249 MEARS
3 SS Peni Vea                     6-1 206 4.43 39 4.29 119 19 UNLV PD 2,247 MEARS
4 CB Trev Williams   5-11 191 4.39 35.5 4.22 125 16 Penn St PD 2,247 MEARS
4 RB Wendell Smallwood      5-10 208 4.37 33.5 4.28 120 14 WVA 2,246 MEARS
5 LB Jase Whittingham 6-2 238 4.64 35.5 4.3 122 28 Utah PD 2,246 MEARS
5 CB Morgan Burns      5-10 200 4.39 32.5 4.12 115 21 KSU PD 2,245 MEARS
6 RET Jakeem Grant       5-6 168 4.33 36.5 4.06 117 15 TXT PD 2,245 MEARS
6 OT Nick Richter                   6-5 300 5.3 29 4.79 109 25 Richmond 2,245 MEARS
10 ILB Joe Walker      6-2 236 4.57 37.5 4.39 124 23 Oregon PD 2,242 MEARS
7 OLB Jatavis Brown   5-11 227 4.41 35.5 4.31 125 33 Akron PD 2,239 MEARS
8 CB Tavon Young     5-10 187 4.33 34.5 3.93 121 13 Temple PD 2,239 MEARS
8 OT John Theus                         6-6 313 5.16 26 4.78 102 25 Georgia 2,236 MEARS
9 CB Kevin Seymour        5-11 186 4.37 35 4.18 124 12 Southern Cal 2,232 MEARS
9 CB C.J. Smith         5-11 188 4.45 39 4.2 131 10 N Dakota St PD 2,231 MEARS
10 DT Jihad Ward               6-5 297 5.05 28 4.63 111 22 Illinois PD 2,229 MEARS
11 WR Charone Peake  6-2 209 4.32 35.5 4.08 122 12 Clemson PD 2,228 MEARS
12 OT Cole Toner              6-6 306 5.08 27 4.59 103 22 Harvard PD 2,227 MEARS
13 SS Darian Thompson         6-2 208 4.5 32.5 4.33 118 12 Boise St 2,226 MEARS
14 RB Paul Perkins               5-10 208 4.49 32 4.2 124 19 UCLA PD 2,226 MEARS

15 CB Kalan Reed         5-11 192 4.45 41.5 4.17 122 11 S Miss PD 2,214 MEARS
16 DT Adophus Washington  6-3 301 5.06 27 4.79 104 21 Ohio St 2,212 MEARS
17 WR Dom Williams 6-3 198 4.37 40.5 4.2 125 11 Wash St PD 2,211 MEARS
18 WR Keyarris Garrett           6-3 220 4.46 36.5 4.26 128 14 Tulsa 2,210 MEARS
18 DE Stephen Weatherly 6-4 267 4.61 31 4.42 117 23 Vandy PD 2,209 MEARS
19 OT Jerald Hawkins                    6-6 305 5.16 28 4.89 99 23 LSU 2,205 MEARS

2016 RED-CHIP RATINGS
2,100 – 2,199 MEARS RATINGS

“You always want as many Gold and Blue Players, but you have got to have a lot of Really Good Red Players to Win.” – Coach Tom Landry in 1975

1 WR Trevor Davis               6-1 188 4.35 38.5 4.22 124 11 California 2,199 MEARS
2 LB De’Vondre Campbell     6-4 232 4.51 34 4.5 116 16 Minn PD 2,194 MEARS
3 CB Briean Calhoun            5-9 193 4.37 35 4.22 124 10 Minnesota 2,186 MEARS
3 TE Tanner McEvoy       6-6 230 4.52 33.5 4.29 117 17 Wis PD 2,185 MEARS
4 CB Duke Thomas     5-10 184 4.39 34.5 4.21 121 17 Texas PD 2,183 MEARS
6 CB Josh Atkinson  6-0 192 4.42 36 4.22 117 16 Azusa Pac PD 2,179 MEARS
5 WR Bryce Treggs  5-11 190 4.36 34 4.19 122 16 California PD 2,170 MEARS
6 ILB Blake Martinez          6-2 237 4.61 34 4.2 113 22 Stanford PD 2,169 MEARS
7 CB Jordan Batiste              5-9 184 4.47 39.5 4.06 118 SLU PD 2,168 MEARS
7 TE Kyle Carter    6-3 243 4.61 35.5 4.37 122 13 Penn State PD 2,166 MEARS
8 ILB Nick Kwaiakoski  6-2 243 4.64 32 4.22 120 19 West Virginia 2,166 MEARS
9 SS Andrew Williamson   6-1 208 4.44 35 4.23 124 Vandy PD 2,156 MEARS
10 WR Robby Anderson 6-3 187 4,33 36.5 4.27 128 Temple PD 2,144 MEARS
11 WR Max McCaffrey     6-2 200 4.43 36.5 4.15 122 9 Duke PD 2,130 MEARS
11 TE Temarrick Hemingway 6-5 244 4.61 30.5 4.3 115 18 S Car St 2,123 MEARS
12 WR Mike Thomas  6-1 193 4.5 36 4.26 126 16 South Miss PD 2,116 MEARS

HOW THE MEARS RATING SYSTEM WORKS
AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT!

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 Really “Accurate Measurables” are recorded on College Players at the Scouting Combine, just before the NFL Draft. It’s easy to say someone can run a 4.4 or 4.3 Forty, but before an Accurate Hand-Held Timing by a Professional Talent Scout or either by a slower, but Accurate Laser Timing is done, most Forty Times are less than AccurateTechnique is also very important, and that is why College Football Players, before their Annual NFL Scouting Combine and before entering the NFL Draft, will hire a Sports Trainer to train them and teach them how to do a proper 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 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 him a MEARS RATING if he does not have Valid and Accurate Measurables? The answer is Very Simple! If you have some of his Speed Measurables, you can approximate his other Speed Measurables based upon his Game Film Evaluation or Actual Game Evaluation, giving him the Maximum Points in most of his Speed 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 Football Player or College Football Player will list what he thinks is his best Forty Time as a 4.8 and then twenty minutes later runs a 4.6 Forty 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 Football Players and Coaches still need to understand How and Why the MEARS RATING SYSTEM was Developed and how it Evolved over the Years.

Before I Started Using my original MEARS RATING SYSTEM, I decided that it needed a little Tweaking and so I called one of my old Coaching Friends when I was with the Cowboys: The Legendary and long-time Strength Coach and Genius, Boyd Epley (In Photo) of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. “Max, we have got to set a Standard for every Position for every Set of Measurables that we test at a Super Combine,” said Coach Epley. Then we worked on a Set of Standards for each position.

For Example: “The Standard for an Offensive Tackle, has always been 6-4 and 275 for Forty Years. The Players are always going to get Bigger, Stronger, and Faster, but we don’t need to keep changing the Medium Standard, said Coach Epley. Our MEARS RATINGS will always continue to get Higher as the Players will achieve to get Bigger, Stronger, and Faster.”

This Formula is based on each individual positions and is based on a MEDIUM STANDARD for that position for every test or Measurable in a Super Combine. So, each position has a standard for each test and Measurable. In Speed Measurables, a player will get Plus Points for every tenth of a second over the Position Standard, but a Maximum of 400 Points.

If you have only one Draft Choice or Scholarship left, the MEARS RATING SYSTEM will give you the highest rated player regardless of position. To get all of the  MEARS RATING, more information, including Height, Weight, Forty, Vertical Jump, Pro-Shuttle, Standing Broad Jump, and 185-Pound Bench Press Reps for High School Football Players and 225-Pound Bench Press Reps for College Football Players are put into the formula and all of this is based upon the standard for his position. “You really don’t need the Three Cone Drill, because it is not needed if you use the Pro-Agility Shuttle with the other Measurables,” said Coach Boyd Epley.

Quarterbacks, Linemen, and Kickers are always going to be hard to measure, because they do not go to Super Combines or they do extremely poor at the Combine,” said Coach Epley. So these three positions must be evaluated very carefully on film or in person and so their MEARS RATING is going to be estimated. Max, you will learn how to evaluate them and give them an honest rating.” Recently, if I really like an Offensive Lineman, and does not have a Great Forty, I will give him 300-Bonus Speed Points.

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 Original Running Back Standard was a 4.6 Forty, but many Great Running Backs are too “Banged-Up” at the End of the Season, so I Recently Changed the Standard to 4.8. Running Backs get Ten Points per each tenth over the Standard. For Example: RB Keith Marshall of Georgia ran a 4.31 Forty and the Standard for a Running Back is a 4.8 Forty, and he received the Maximum 400 points.

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 Great Measurable for Wide Receivers, Cornerbacks, and Safeties. Each inch over the Standard, a player gets 20 Points. For Example: In the 2012 NFL Super Combine, LB Luke Kuechly (6-3, 242, 4.5) of Boston College recorded a 38-Inch Vertical Jump and Received 200 Points; while Georgia DE Leonard Floyd did an Incredible 39.5-Inch Vertical Jump this year and he received 330 Points. In 2015, Byron Jones did a 44.5 Vertical Jump and he also received 330 Points.

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 Seconds faster than he can run a Forty-Yard Dash. For Example: DE Joey Bosa of Ohio State and LB Myles Jack of UCLA did an Incredible 4.3 Pro-Agility Shuttle and the Medium Standard for their Position is a 4.7 and so Bosa and Myles Received the Maximum 400 Points.

Standing Broad Jump – The Standing Broad Jump (SBJ) is a test that is similar to the Vertical Jump in that it measures how far you can jump instead of how high. It is also similar to the long jump in track, except the player will not get a running start, but rather jump from a standing position. It measures explosion, power, quickness, and lower body strength. It is a great Measureable for All Skill PlayersLinebackers, and Defensive Backs. For Example: FS Jalen Ramsey of Florida State and RB Daniel Lasco of California did a 135-Inch Standing Broad Jump. The Standard for a Free Safety and Running Back is 102-Inches and so both Received 165 Points.

In the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, Cornerback Byron Jones was Incredible as he Recorded an Unbelievable World Record 147-Inch Standing Broad Jump Record and he Received 225 Points.

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 Players 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 200-Points. For Example: OT Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss did 34 Reps and OT Jason Spriggs of Indiana did 31 Reps and the Standard is 20-Reps; so they both Received the Maximum 200-Points. RB Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State Recorded 25 Reps and the RB Standard is 15-Reps and so he also Received Maximum 200-Points.

1,000 Points to Start

Position         HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ 225 REPS
Quarterback 6-1 190    4.8  24   4.7   90 10
Running Back 5-10 200 4.8 24 4.8 102 15
Wide Receiver 5-10 175 4.6 28  4.6 102 10
Tight End     6-3 220 4.8 28 4.7  96    15
Off Guard     6-3 265 5.3  22  5.2 90   20
Off Tackle    6-4 275  5.3  22  5.2 90   20
Off Center   6-2  265 5.3  22  5.2 90   20
(Offensive Lineman Note: Automatically Get 300 Points)
Def End        6-1 220    4.8   22 4.7    96    20
Def Tackle    6-3 275    5.2   22 5.1    90    20
Nose Guard  6-2 275    5.2   22 5.1    90    20
Middle LB     6-1 220    4.8   28 4.7    90    15
Outside LB   6-0 210    4.7   28 4.6    90    15
Cornerback  5-8 170    4.6   28 4.6    102   5
Free Safety  6-0 180    4.6   28 4.6    102   10
Strong Safety 6-0 190 4.7    28 4.7    102   10

Standard Points For Each Position Over Their Standard!
Height = + or – 10 Points Per Inch
Weight = + or – 2 Points Per Pound
Forty = + or – 10 Points Per Tenth (400 Max Points)
Vertical Jump = + or – 20 Points Per Inch (Unlimited)
Pro-Shuttle = + or – 10 Points Per Tenth (400 Max Points)
Standing BJ = + or – 5 Points Per Inch
Bench Press = + or – 20 Points Per Rep Past Standard (200 Max)

The MEARS RATING SYSTEM Formula, Developed by Max Emfinger, Former Dallas Cowboys Super Scout, Gives us the Following Player Ratings:

2,400 Plus = Future NFL All-Pro – Super Gold-Chip
2,300 – 2,399 = Future NFL Starter – Gold-Chip
2,250 – 2,299 = Future NFL Player – Super Blue-Chip
2,200 – 2,249 = Division I College – Blue-Chip
2,100 – 2,199 = Future NFL Super Sleeper Red-Chip

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About maxemfingerrecruiting

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