NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ROOKIE ALVIN KAMARA ALREADY COMPARED TO HERSCHEL WALKER AND GALE SAYERS IN SETTING ROOKIE RECORDS!
Alvin Kamara (#41) was Actually Pretty Incredible on Sunday in what could be Called a “One-Man-Show” in the 26-20 Loss to The Los Angeles Rams with his 188-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and Two Touchdowns. This Fabulous Game for Kamara was Still not Enough to keep The Rams from Snapping The Saints Eight-Game Winning Streak.
“Listen, there’s always bright spots,” Saints All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees said when asked about The Great Kamara Day, that included a 74-Yard Touchdown Run in the First quarter and a 15-yard Touchdown Catch in the Fourth Quarter.
Check-Out The Alvin Kamara Sensational 74-Yard Touchdown Run Against The Los Angeles Rams.
Kamara also had two other Unbelievable Runs after the Catch that included him breaking, eluding, and an Unbelievable Hurdle of Several Tacklers.
Check-Out The Unbelievable Alvin Kamara Hurdle over Several Ram Players:
“Every time the ball was in his hands, it was exciting,” Brees said. “He was making people miss, he was breaking tackles, he was jumping over people. He’s continuing to progress in Becoming a Great Player and a Huge part of The Saints Offense.”
According to ESPN, Kamara is now the First Player in the NFL since Herschel Walker in 1986 with more than 500-Yards Rushing and 500-Yards Receiving in his First 11 Career Games. And according to Elias Sports Bureau, Kamara has now matched Gale Sayers in 1965 as the only Two Rookie Running Backs in NFL History with Multiple Games of 150-Yards of All-Purpose Yards with a Rushing Touchdown and a Touchdown Catch.
THE 2017 NFL DRAFT
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
If Ten Different NFL Scouts Rated all 32 of the 2017 NFL Draft Classes, there would be Ten Different Draft Class Rankings and the Reason is that all Ten Different Scouts would be Using Ten Different Set of Standards. This is not to say that all Ten Rankings would be Wrong, but all Ten Different Rankings did not Take into Consideration all of the Undrafted Free Agents that were not Drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Some of the Best Players in NFL History were not Drafted and they Fell-Through-The-Cracks of not being Drafted in the NFL Draft and were not going to get a chance to play in the NFL until an NFL Team Signed Them as an Undrafted Free Agent, including Kurt Warner; Two Longtime Friends, Warren Moon and Wes Welker; Priest Holmes, John Randle, James Harrison, and then the recently retired Tony Romo. These Undrafted Free Agents also Include Three Hall of Fame Quarterbacks, including Warner, Moon, and Romo. Also Remember: Warner was Sacking Groceries before given a chance to play in the NFL.
Basically, there are some Unbelievable Diamonds-In-The-Rough out there and The Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, and Panthers did a Great Job in finding some Incredible Undrafted Free Agents. Some of these Incredible Undrafted Free Agents include SS Quincy Mauger of Georgia, OT Will Freeman of Southern Miss, WR Reggie Davis of Georgia, and OC Cam Keizer of Portland State for the Atlanta Falcons; OC Cameron Tom of Southern Miss and OG Clint Van Horn of Marhall for the Saints; TE Antony Auclair of Laval, OLB Richie Brown of Mississippi State, OLB Paul Magloire of Arizona, and CB Jonathan Moxey of Boise State; and then WR Cameron Posey of Purdue and MLB Ben Boulware of Clemson for the Carolina Panthers.
I decided to Rate and Rank Every NFL Team within their NFL Conference and their are Eight Conferences in the NFL with Four Teams within each Conference.
Please Remember: Every NFL Scout or NFL Analysis Scout has their own Evaluation Process! My Rating and Ranking Evaluation Process for over 40 Years has been my MEARS RATING SYSTEM which Stands-For MAX EMFINGER ASSETS RATING SYSTEM. A Football Player with Great ASSETS is a Player with a Great Forty, a Great Vertical Jump, a Great Pro-Shuttle, or a Great Standing Broad Jump in Relationship To His Position.
THE MEARS RATING SYSTEM
There is a Set Standard Measurables that is Set for Every Position on the Football Field to include each Measurable that is Measured at a Super Combine. These Set Standards will not Change, but since the Football Players at Every Level are getting Bigger, Stronger, and Faster; the MEARS RATINGS will Continue to get Higher and Higher and Higher!
The MEARS RATING SYSTEM, or a similar type Rating System, is very important for all of the NFL Scouts, and the NFL Scouting Combine is the first time that Really “Accurate Measurables” are recorded on the NFL Players before The NFL Draft. It’s easy to say someone can run a 4.4 or a 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 Accurate.
Technique is also very important and that is why College Football Players before the Annual NFL Scouting Combine, before entering the NFL Draft, will hire a Sports Trainer to train and teach them how to do a proper Vertical Jump, Pro-Agility Shuttle, a Standing Broad Jump and yes, the Forty.
Quarterbacks and Kickers are always going to be hard to measure, because they either do not go to Super Elite Combines or they do extremely poor at Super Combines so these two positions must be evaluated very carefully on their Highlight Film or in person and then their MEARS RATING is going to be estimated. I have learned how to Evaluate them and give them an honest MEARS RATING.
SCOUTING NOTE I: The Measurables of a Football Prospect are of Really Great Importance, but it is Very Obvious that some Very Successful NFL Teams feel that they are of Really Great Importance, while some other NFL Teams do not believe that they are of Great Importance. The Ultimate Reason that the NFL Scouting Combine is so Important is because in many cases, this is the First Time that the NFL Scouts get a chance to Really View how Fast and how Athletic that a Prospect is in Relationship to his Position with other Players at the Same Position.
Marshon Lattimore (6-0, 193, 4.33, 38.5, 4.13, 132, 19) of the New Orleans Saints had Incredible Speed Measurables at the 2017 Scouting Combine and In Fact his 2,866 MEARS RATING was the Second Best behind DE Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns with a Mind-Boggling 2,929 MEARS RATING, and who was Drafted #1 Overall.
Lattimore had Maximum MEARS RATING Points in the Pro-Shuttle and the Bench Press; plus Multi Points in Several others. With his 2,866 MEARS RATING, Lattimore became the #1 Rated Player in the NFC South. Tight End O.J. Howard of Alabama and Tampa Bay Buccaneers also had an Unbelievable 2,847 MEARS RATING and he Finished in the Top Five in the 2017 Draft Class. New SLOT Back Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and The Carolina Panthers with a Fabulous 2,829 MEARS RATING will help QB Cam Newton move their New Offense down the field; just as New SLOT Back Alvin Kamara of Tennessee and The New Orleans Saints with a Fabulous 2,818 MEARS RATING will help QB Drew Brees move their New Offense down the field.
SCOUTING NOTE II: In Rating and Ranking the NFL Teams, in the 2017 NFL Draft, I am only Counting the NFL Players with Super Gold (7), Gold (6), Blue (5), and Red (4) MEARS RATINGS and have taken an Average of all of these Players on Each Team and Counted the Average for the Final NFL Team Rankings. Also, some of these Free Agents may have already been released.
SCOUTING NOTE III: Gold Ratings Include Free Agents With Incredible Measurables! All of these Free Agents have Incredible MEARS RATINGS of over 2,700, but since they were Free Agents, and not Drafted, they may not be as Hot a Prospect as those that were Drafted ahead of them. Always Remember that a Player with Incredible Measurables Can Get-To The NFL from Any College in America.
SCOUTING NOTE IV: In dealing with Free Agents, I have Decided to Give One Super-Star Free Agent to Each NFL Team, including Players like Dontari Poe of the Falcons; Adrian Peterson of the Saints; DeSean Jackson of the Bucs; and Captain Munnerlyn of the Panthers in the NFC South Team Rankings.
On March 8, 2015, The New Orleans Saints Re-Signed Heisman Trophy Running Back Mark Ingram to a Four-Year, $16 Million Contract with $6.1 Million Fully Guaranteed and including a $3.6 Million Signing Bonus.
In his Contract, Ingram Could also earn additional Money with even more Incentives. What is Really Interesting in this Ingram Contract is an Unbelievable Clause in his Contract, that States that if Ingram is Voted to The All-Pro Team by The Associated Press, in either 2016 or 2017, he Could become a Free Agent.
Ingram Re-Did his contract Twenty Days Later, on March 28, 2016, that Converted his $2.235 Million of Salary into a Signing Bonus that Reduced his 2016 Cap-Charge by $1.49 Million. His Cap-Figures will increase by $745,000 in each Remaining Contract Year.
This all Took-Place Last Spring, just before The 2017 NFL Draft, on April 27-29, 2017. Then, a Month Later, after the Mark Ingram Contract, The New Orleans Saints Pulled-Off an Incredible Deal by Negotiating to get Future NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Adrian Peterson. The Saints figured that by getting Peterson, they would now have Two Former All-American Running Backs that would give Super-Star Quarterback Drew Brees another Outstanding Running Back in their Running Game to go with the Great Drew Brees Passing Game.
NFC SOUTH RANKINGS IN 2017 NFL DRAFT
2017 NFL DRAFT – NFC SOUTH PLAYER RATINGS AND RANKINGS!
(Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, and Panthers)
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
Atlanta Falcons – 136 – With 25 Players or 5.44
1 DT Dontari Poe 6-3 346 4.84 29.5 4.56 105 44 Memphis 2,927 FA Falcons
2 LB Takkarist McKinley 6-2 250 4.53 33 4.33 122 24 UCLA 2,750 #1 #26 Falcons
3 OG Sean Harlow 6-4 303 5.1 30.5 4.81 105 26 Oregon St 2,741 #4 #136 Falcons
4 RB Brian Hill 6-1 219 4.49 34 4.32 125 15 Wyoming 2,723 #5 #156 Falcons
5 CB Marcelis Branch 5-9 193 4.56 38 4.28 124 23 Rob Morris 2,700 FA Falcons
6 WR Reggie Davis 6-0 170 4.33 32 4.12 115 Georgia 2,700 FA Falcons
7 OT Will Freeman 6-6 305 5.07 31.5 4.93 116 24 S Miss 2,700 FA Falcons
8 OC Cam Keizur 6-3 303 5.07 35.5 4.87 111 Portland St 2,700 FA Falcons
9 SS Quincy Mauger 6-0 208 4.55 37.5 4.18 121 20 Georgia 2,700 FA Falcons
10 SS Deron Washington 6-0 215 4.4 32.5 4.26 120 23 San Jose 2,700 FA Falcons
11 CB Damontae Kazee 5-10 184 4.49 34 4.27 123 SDiegoSt 2,683 #5 #149 Falcons
12 OLB Duke Riley 6-0 232 4.53 34.5 4.33 122 18 LSU 2,664 #3 #75 Falcons
13 TE Eric Saubert 6-5 253 4.65 35.5 4.49 121 22 Drake 2,661 #5 #174 Falcons
14 DE J.T. Jones 6-1 249 4.86 39.5 4.36 128 16 Miami (Oh) 2,648 FA Falcons
15 OT Andreas Knappe 6-8 311 5.13 30 4.87 106 23 U-Conn 2,642 FA Falcons
16 OG Travis Averill 6-3 304 5.33 27.5 4.67 100 23 Boise State 2,640 FA Falcons
17 WR Deante Burton 6-2 200 4.49 38 4.07 130 Kansas State 2,640 FA Falcons
18 OLB Jermaine Grace 6-0 223 4.53 33 4.37 120 21 Miami 2,636 FA Falcons
19 OT Daniel Brunskill 6-5 273 4.97 28.5 4.78 109 San Diego St 2,625 FA Falcons
20 DE Chris Odom 6-4 262 4.79 31.5 4.63 114 20 Arkansas St 2,624 FA Falcons
21 QB Alex Torgersen 6-3 218 4.86 30 4.68 117 Penn 2,620 FA Falcons
22 SS Jarnor Jones 6-3 209 4.64 34 4.44 124 14 Iowa State 2,618 FA Falcons
23 WR Josh Magee 5-10 184 4.44 31.5 4.26 107 14 South Alabama 2,603 FA Falcons
24 FB Tyler Renew 5-11 233 4.62 32 4.42 114 19 Citadel 2,536 FA Falcons
25 FS Taylor Reynolds 5-11 195 4.6 33.5 4.23 120 James Madison 2,500 FA Falcons
1 WR Reggie Davis 6-0 182 4.4 35 4.2 124 Texas Tech 2,684 FA Waived Falcons
2 OT Robert Leff 6-5 302 5.16 28.5 4.76 103 2o Auburn 2,659 FA Waived Falcons
3 LB Christian Tago 6-1 242 4.74 30 4.41 113 26 S Jose St 2,639 FA Waived Falcons
4 DE Gary Thompson 6-0 270 4.67 31 4.49 112 Marshall 2,620 FA Waived Falcons
5 DE Darius English 6-5.5 248 4.79 35 4.59 129 19 S Car 2,546 FA Waived Falcons
New Orleans Saints – 97 – With 18 Players or 5.39
1 RB Adrian Peterson 6-1 217 4.41 38.5 4.33 122 19 Oklahoma 2,894 FA Saints
2 CB Marshon Lattimore 6-0 193 4.33 38.5 4.13 132 19 Ohio St 2,866 #1 #11 Saints
3 RB Alvin Kamara 5-10 214 4.39 39.5 4.19 131 15 Tennessee 2,818 #3 #67 Saints
4 OT Ryan Ramczyk 6-6 310 5.22 26 5.02 103 25 Wisconsin 2,735 #1 #32 Saints
5 FS Marcus Williams 6-1 202 4.51 43.5 4.2 128 14 Utah 2,724 #2 #42 Saints
6 DE Trey Hendrickson 6-4 266 4.62 33.5 4.42 122 FAU 2,707 #3 #103 Saints
7 OC Cameron Tom 6-3 291 4.86 32 4.59 116 23 Southern Miss 2,700 FA Saints
8 OT Clint Van Horn 6-5 308 5.39 30.5 4.73 99 26 Marshall 2,700 FA Saints
9 OT Andy Lauderdale 6-6 300 4.87 28 4.74 103 New Hampshire 2,675 FA Saints
10 MLB Alex Anzalone 6-3 241 4.58 30.5 4.38 115 16 Florida 2,657 #3 #76 Saints
11 OLB Sae Tautu 6-2 238 4.57 38.5 4.38 126 19 Brigham Young 2,646 FA Saints
12 CB Arthur Maulet 5-10 189 4.57 36.5 4.34 123 18 Memphis 2,623 FA Saints
13 OG Cameron Lee 6-5 312 5.37 25.5 4.75 100 18 Illinois State 2,584 FA Saints
14 LS Chase Dominguez 6-5 242 5.09 25.5 4.69 106 Utah 2,580 FA Saints
15 FB John Robinson-Woodgett 6-1 248 4.74 34 4.35 105 23 Mass 2,561 FA Saints
16 WR Travin Dural 6-1 202 4.52 30.5 4.32 115 15 LSU 2,559 FA Saints
17 DE Al-Quad Muhammad 6-3 253 4.83 30.5 4.38 112 Miami 2,516 #6 #196 Saints
18 NT Devaroe Lawrence 6-2 294 5.07 30 4.87 106 Auburn 2,510 FA Saints
1 OG Collin Buchanan 6-5 316 5.33 25 5.03 97 Miami (Oh) 2,627 FA Waived Saints
2 RB Trey Edmunds 6-1 223 4.44 35.5 4.24 122 Maryland 2,546 FA Waived Saints
3 WR Ahmad Fulwood 6-4 202 4.48 34.5 4.38 124 Florida 2,544 FA Waived Saints
So, then when The 2017 NFL Draft Came-Around, and The Saints had a Chance to get another Outstanding All-Purpose Slot-Back and Running Back in Alvin Kamara, and although they already had Two All-NFL Running Backs, they just could not pass on getting a Super Slot-Back Player like Kamara and so they Drafted him, causing a Real “Traffic Jam” in The Saints Backfield.
All Three Saints Running Backs and The Saints Realized very Quickly in their Pre-Season that there was a Real Problem with Three Great Running Backs and so The Saints Negotiated another Great Deal that was Great for All of The Three Running Backs, but mostly a Fabulous Deal for The Saints and The Deal was a Trade of Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals, who needed a Running Back.
The Saints lost their First Two Games of the 2017 Season, but after The Saints Traded Peterson to The Arizona Cardinals, all Three Running Backs have been Super-Stars and both The Cardinals and The Saints have Vastly been Improved, including Eight Straight Victories, including MVP Games for both of The Saints Running Backs, who were Both Honored for their Outstanding Performances in Game Nine and Game Ten.
As the New Orleans Saints have Piled-Up Eight Straight Victories, their players have Received plenty of Recognition from the NFL.
Whether it’s awards directly from the league or those handed out by its sponsors, it seems like at least one New Orleans Saints Player is receiving some kind of recognition nearly every week.
In Game Nine, Ingram ran for 131-Yards and Three Touchdowns Against The Buffalo Bills. In addition to this award, he was also The FedEx Ground Player of the Week.
His Backfield Teammate, Alvin Kamara, has also been receiving His Share of Awards, and for the third time this season, Kamara was named the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award. Against The Bills, Kamara had 138-Yards Rushing and a Touchdown.
Running Back Mark Ingram, Received The Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week Award for Week Six, Against The Lions and then he Won The Award again for Week Ten.