2018 Lestini Free Agent Combine Highlighted By Some Great Skill Players!
I was very Honored and Privileged again on Saturday and Sunday before the Annual College Football All-American Senior Bowl Game to be a Super Scout again at the 17th 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 putting-on this Free Agent Super Combine for 17 Years and it gives Former College and Former Pro Players, who might be “Flying Under The Radar” an excellent opportunity to show what they can do and help them to get Themselves into or back into the NFL, Canadian Football League, World League, Europe Football League, Arena Football League, or any of the New Professional Developmental Football Leagues which might be starting play in 2018.
There are Nine Teams in The Canadian Football League and Two of those CFL Teams were represented at The Lestini Camp. There also were Seven Coaches and Scouts that Attended The Lestini Camp from those Two CFL Teams.
Saturday Night, the Players were able to meet The Lestini Combine Super Coaches and I was able to meet about Half of The Players. As all of the Players and Coaches were Mulling-Around in the Hotel Lobby, some really Impressive Players walked into the Hotel Lobby. I looked-up and saw Three Monster Linemen coming Down-The-Hall. One was 6-8 and the other two were 6-7 and 6-4. I also was Very Impressed with a 6-2 Safety and a 6-3 Quarterback coming Down-The-Hall.
The 6-8 Lineman was #87 R-OT Joe Elowitz and the 6-7 Lineman was #134 R-OT Demarcus Hutchinson. The 6-4 Lineman was DE/DT Jamal Baker (#45 in Photo) and the Very Good-Looking 6-2 Safety from Louisiana College was Shaquille Lewis (#43 in Photo). The Really Good-Looking Quarterback was Ben Wilkerson, who played for The Munich Cowboys of the German Football League in 2017.
I was also Highly Impressed with their Physical and Muscular Physique and also their UnbelievableGreat Character. I had previously written stories about Baker on the National High School and College Football Scene.
All Four Players Looked Great on Sunday. They did not run Outstanding Forties, but they did record Outstanding Pro-Shuttles, demonstrating Tremendous Quickness and Agility. Baker, at 275-Pounds, Recorded an Incredible 4.4 Pro-Shuttle, giving him The Maximum 400-Points; while Elowitz at 355-Pounds Recorded an Incredible 4.9 Pro-Shuttle, giving him 300-Points; while Lewis Recorded a 4.22 Pro-Shuttle and gave him The Maximum 400-Points. Wilkerson had some Unbelievably Impressive Measurables for a Quarterback.
We had about 50 Free Agent Players who had Planned to Attend the Super Free Agent Combine, but due to the Terrible Weather Forecasts, including Freezing Weather, only 23 Players were able to Participate in the Event that was Highlighted by about Five Sensational Wide Receivers; Six Defensive Backs; Three or Four Linemen, and a Quarterback.
LESTINI SUPER COMBINE COACHES
Offensive Line and Pro Shuttle Instructor Coach Ron Estay
Coach Ron Estay was a former Defensive Lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1972, Estay was Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 8th Round of the 1972 NFL Draft. After that 1972 NFL Draft, Estay moved to Canada and played for the British Columbia Lions in 1972 and then Edmonton Eskimos from 1973 to 1982, and helped lead that team to Five Straight Canadian Grey Cup Championships from 1978 – 1982 as a key member of the “Alberta Crude” Defense. Coach Estay also played in 1983 for the Washington Federals of the USFL. Coach Estay is also a Former Defensive Line Coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Coach Estay also was the Coordinator of the Most Important Speed Measurable in the Pro-Agility Shuttle and he did another Amazing Job with his Pro-Shuttle Instruction as evidence that an Incredible 9 of 23 Skill Players recorded a “Mind-Boggling” 4.2 Pro-Shuttle or Better and One Lineman recorded a 4.4 Pro-Shuttle.
The Most Incredible Pro-Shuttle of the Super Combine was by #56 WR Jareth Embry with an Incredible 4.06 Shuttle. Another Amazing Three of the Five Wide Receivers ran a 4.2 or Better Pro-Shuttle, including #41 WR Willie Robinson with a 4.1 Pro-Shuttle; #49 WR Terrell Reginal with a 4.19 Pro-Shuttle; and #55 WR Marquise Ricard with a 4.16 Pro-Shuttle. The WR MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.6, so all Four Wide Receivers were given the Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS.
When we got through with the Combine Part of the Camp, we finally realized that we had Six Defensive Backs for our One-On-One Competition against the Five Wide Receivers and Running Backs, but we only had Three Cornerbacks to Really Try to Cover The Five Outstanding Wide Receivers, and although those Three or FourDefensive Backs had not run a really fast Lestini Camp Forty, they were Extremely Quick and Extremely Aggressive.
Also, most of the Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs wanted to Play both Positions in the One-On-One Competition, which was Great, because I was able to Evaluate their Speed and Quickness on both sides of the Football.
Out of the Six Defensive Backs, there were Five that recorded a 4.25 or Better in the Pro-Shuttle; including #40 FS Antoine Tharpe with an Incredible 4.06 Pro-Shuttle. Other Great Pro-Shuttles included #47 CB Willie Smith with a 4.19 Pro-Shuttle; #37 CB Dallin Finley and #48 CB/FS Lecorey Demease with a 4.2 Pro-Shuttle; and #43 SS Shaquille Lewis with a 4.25 Pro-Shuttle. All Five Defensive Backs Received The Maximum 400-Points.
In the Standing Broad Jump, #43 Lewis recorded a Great 126 SBJ; while #37 Finley recorded a 124 SBJ; and #48 Demease recorded a 120 SBJ.
Lestini Offensive and Defensive Lineman
Coach Dave Hochtritt
Coach Hochtriff is a Former Eleven-Year Professional Football Veteran Scout and Former Regional Scout of the Edmonton Eskimos. In 1986 and 1987, Coach Hochtritt was a guest coach with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and in 1988, he coached the Offensive and Defensive Linemen for the New York Knights of the fledgling Arena Football League. After one year as Offensive Line Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Coach Hochtritt returned to Canada and in 1994, he Coached the Defensive Linemen of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
In 1995, Coach Hochtritt was named Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders. In 1996 and 1997, he was a Scout for both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. During the 1999 Season, Coach Hochtritt Scouted NFL Pre-Season training camps for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Coach Hochtritt assisted Coach Ron Estay in the Timing of the Pro-Shuttle in the Super Combine and he and Coach Estay really did a Great Job in helping these Great Free AgentsAthletes to Record an Outstanding Pro-Agility Shuttle in one of their most important Speed Measurables in the Lestini Super Combine.
Coach Dick Adams and Coach Wes Courier, Jr both assisted with the Quarterbacks and Receivers at the Camp on Sunday.
Lestini Super Combine Camp Director
Coach Dick Adams
Coach Dick Adams Helped John Lestini and Mary Jo Lestini as they Founded the The Lestini Group about 17-Years ago. Coach Adams is Retired, Except for the Lestini Free Agent Combine and he is a Former Canadian Football Player who played for The Ottawa Rough Riders from 1972-1976 and was a Member of the Rough Riders Canadian Grey Cup Championship in 1976. Coach Adams Intercepted 20 Passes for 370-Yards in his Five-Year Career. Coach Adams Played his College Football at Miami of Ohio.
Warm-Up, and Wide Receivers
Coach Wes Courier, Jr
Before we Started the Super Combine on Sunday, Coach Courier, who is a Wisconsin “House of Speed” Super Sports Trainer, led all of the Athletes in an Incredible and Spectacular Warm-Up Workout. This Warm-Up, 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, by being an Outstanding Quarterback.
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 25-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 17-Years.
Line Coach and Official Shuttle Timer
Coach Andy Bryson
Coach Andy Bryson Joined the Military a Week after his High School Graduation so he could get his G.I. Bill and Earn a College Edcuation. Then, after the 9-11 Attack on our Country, Coach Bryson put his “Dreams-On-Hold” and Re-Enlisted for another Four Years for his Country.
Coach Andy Bryson was one of the Official Timers in the Lestini Free Agent Super Combine and he also Helped the other Coaches after the Timings. Coach Bryson has Coached High School, College Football, and Semi-Pro Football. Coach Bryson has also Coached Three-Years in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game Classic and he was a Guest Coach for the Hamilton Tigercats in the Canadian Football League.
Coach Bryson was also a Graduate Assistant at Louisiana State University under Athletic Director and FormerRecruiting Coordinator Sam Nader. More recently, Coach Bryson Founded a Company called The Louisiana Gridiron Football Magazine which gets a Million Hits a Day on Facebook.
Coach Bryson has just Finished Coaching the Defensive Linemen for the New Orleans Crescent City Kings in the Developmental Pro Football League.
Coach Bryson and his Louisiana Gridiron Football Magazine Staff have Video-Taped Every Free Agent in The Lestini Super Combine.
Louisiana Gridiron Football, LLC
Here are all the videos.
#37 Dallin Finley Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/ozeetqhRdv8
#38 DEONTAE HEUER LESTINI CAMP 2018https://youtu.be/EeVf8x35ld0
#39 Trayon Nash Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/3gCiqO3ppTo
#40 Antoine Tharpe Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/6PWzBh_s23M
#41 Willie Robinson Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/WrofCIUF1IU
#43 Shaquille Lewis Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/zTYxBpUz3LM
#44 Ben Wilkerson Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/AoGiUelBvGQ
#45 Jamal Baker Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/FFQmuzMnt0Y
#46 Ryan Seaberg Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/F4WmuQJ7t4k
#47 Willie Smith Lestini Camp 2018 https://youtu.be/4Bg0bBebvwU
#48 Lecorey Demease Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/OplAcjAHWqk
#49 Terrell Reginal Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/HrP3zeF2AS0
#50 Quentin Franklin Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/nRP5fK9OypU
#54 Abraham Lawson Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/IFZLtZdjoDU
#55 Marquise Richard Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/TA10s8zLq_Q
#56 Jareth Embry Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/_15ugjwiUjg
#57 Daquan Lucas Lestini Camp 2018 https://youtu.be/0-yNtB72yLw
#58 Quincy Smith Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/NTBvZZ-l95s
#61 Jason Williams Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/I-sShq0RdxA
#62 Demetrius Theophile Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/619tGGauwKo
#63 Keith Brown Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/a0BxaXwMTgY
#87 Joe Elowitz Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/SlKpAaFjwWw
#134 Demarcus Hutchinson Lestini Camp 2018https://youtu.be/PBWBULtJpog
Quarterback Coach And Shuttle Timer
Coach Bill McWhorter
Coach Bill McWhorter has a Tremendous amount of Coaching Experience including Head Coach of the Minor League Alabama Raiders and he was also a Great Quarterback as he was MVP in 1975 at Marietta, Georgia in a Minor League Football League in which 3 Players Signed with The NFL. In 1974, Coach McWhorter was Head Coach of Two Elementary Teams with One Winning The Championship and the other one, was Runner-Up. Then in 1976-77, Coach McWhorter was Wide Receivers Coach for his Old High School Football Team, Briarwood Christian, in Birmingham, Alabama. They were The Runner-Up and then The Alabama State Champion.
In 1987, Coach McWhorter Coached a Second Team All-American Punter at Samford University with Coach Terry Bowden. McWhorter also Coached a Quarterback who was a D-3 All-American Quarterback and they Finished with a 9-1 Record, which was The Best All-Time Samford Record. Then in 1989-90, he was an Assistant Coach for The Birmingham Alabama Raiders where he Coached The Quarterbacks, Receivers, Kickers, and Punters and in 2002, he was The Head Coach at South Alabama.
In 1991-92 he was The Receivers Coach for The Alabama Raiders, who were The #1 Team in The Minor League Football Alliance with 14-0 and 12-1 Records and he was an All Star Game Assistant Coach. One of his Players made it to The NFL through the Arena Football League and another through The CFL. In 1993, Coach McWhorter Coached in The PSFL.
In 1994-99, Coach McWhorter was with The Beacon Pro Football Scouting Service. Then in 2000, he was an Assistant Head Football Coach, Coaching The Wide Receivers, Kickers, and Kick Return Men for The Birmingham Steeldogs in The Arena Football League and then in 2014, he was Assistant Head Coach in Charge of Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Kickers, and Kick Return Men for The Texas Revolution in The Indoor Football League.
At The Lestini Super Combine, Coach McWhorter was The Quarterback Coach and also helped with the Wide Receivers.
All of these Lestini Group Coaches have helped John and Mary Jo Lestini to make this Super Free Agents Combine, the Greatest and Most Impressive Free Agents Super Combine that there is, in the Country, for all of these 17 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 Ten Canadian Professional Teams at the Super Combine and Super Workout on Sunday.
THE MEARS RATING SYSTEM
When I was with the Dallas Cowboys in 1975-77, we had a Rating System and when I left the Cowboys in 1977, I developed a similar Rating System that we had used in the 1976 and 1977 NFL Draft. The 1977 NFL Draft was the Tony Dorsett Draft and we used this Rating System to conclude that Dorsett was The Cowboys #1 Player in that 1977 NFL Draft.
Although I developed my Rating System, when I left the Cowboys, I did not Start using The Rating System until 2001, when NIKE Sports developed a similar Rating System and called it the SPARQ RATING SYSTEM. I then decided to bring back my Rating System and I called it the MAX EMFINGER ASSET RATING SYSTEM or MEARS RATING.
ASSET stands for Agility, Strength, Stamina, Explosiveness, and Technique. These are the essential tools for a superior athletic performance in any competitive Sport or Event. This new MEARS RATING SYSTEM or a similar Rating System, identifies overall Athletic Ability, and it can be used by Top College and Pro Coaches around the country as an initial indicator of the Athletic Potential 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 only 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 in The Country and he 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.
In this Super Combine, The Lestini Group Coaches Tested all of these Free Agent Players will have Two Speed Measurables, including the Forty and the Pro-Agility Shuttle; plus the Standing Broad Jump.
Quarterbacks, Offensive Linemen, and Kickers are always going to be Very Hard to Measure, because they do Extremely Poor at a Super Combine, so These Three Positions must Be Evaluated very carefully on film or in person and then their MEARS RATING will need to be Estimated and Given a MEARS RATING that they Deserve.
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 a Super Combine. 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. 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 on their Distance Measurables by as much as Six to Eight Inches.
2018 NFL DRAFT
TOP 32 SUPER GOLD MEARS RATINGS
1 RB/RET Saquon Barkley 5-11, 230, 4.33, 40, 4.13, 132, 30 Penn State 2,810 MEARS
2 ILB Roquan Smith 6-0, 225, 4.42, 36, 4.29, 126, 25 Georgia 2,680 MEARS
3 QB Lamar Jackson 6-2, 211, 4.32, 36, 40, 126, Louisville 2,672 MEARS
4 DE Bradley Chubb 6-3, 275, 4.72, 30, 4.32, 116, 28 North Carolina St 2,668 MEARS
5 NG Da’Ron Payne 6-2, 308, 5.19, 28, 4.99, 106, 36 Alabama 2,666 MEARS
6 OC Billy Price 6-4, 312, 4.88, 32, 4.68, 110, 36 Ohio State 2,664 MEARS
7 OG Quenton Nelson 6-5, 330, 5.08, 26, 4.88, 106, 36 Notre Dame 2,662 MEARS
8 L-OT Connor Williams 6-5, 315, 5.1, 30, 4.56, 106, 29 Texas 2,660 MEARS
9 QB Baker Mayfield 6-3, 220, 4.64, 28, 4.47, 112 Oklahoma 2,652 MEARS
9 CB Denzel Ward 5-11, 191, 4.23, 40, 3.88, 131, 15 Ohio State 2,652 MEARS
11 NG Maurice Hurst 6-2, 290, 4.82, 30, 4.47, 116, 32 Michigan 2,650 MEARS
11 RB Ronald Jones 6-0, 200, 4.28, 38, 4.08, 128 Southern Cal 2,650 MEARS
11 WR Calvin Ridley 6-1, 190, 4.36, 40, 4.15, 120 15 Alabama 2,650 MEARS
14 QB Josh Allen 6-5, 237, 4.62, 34, 4.42, 116 Wyoming 2,644 MEARS
14 DT Vita Vea 6-5, 332, 5.01, 26, 4.87, 106, 36 Washington 2,644 MEARS
16 WR/RET D.J. Chark 6-3, 196, 4.32, 40, 4.02, 32 LSU 2,642 MEARS
16 FS Minkah Fitzpatrick 6-0, 201, 4.42, 38, 3.87, 126, 20 Alabama 2,642 MEARS
18 LB Tremaine Edmunds 6-5, 250, 4.62, 36, 4.38, 118 Virginia Tech 2,640 MEARS
18 OT Mike McGlinchey 6-7, 315, 5.15, 26, 4.95, 103, 30 Notre Dame 2,640 MEARS
18 OT Martinas Rankin 6-5, 320, 5.02, 28, 4.82, 106, Mississippi St 2,640 MEARS
21 RB Derrius Guice 5-11, 218, 4.36, 36, 4.26, 120, 20 LSU 2,636 MEARS
22 R-OT Orlando Brown 6-8, 350, 5.34, 26, 5.14, 103, 30 Oklahoma 2,635 MEARS
23 QB Sam Darnold 6-3, 220, 4.64, 28, 4.47, 112 Southern Cal 2,632 MEARS
24 QB Josh Rosen 6-4, 218, 4.87, 34, 4.25, 114 UCLA 2,626 MEARS
25 CB/RET Mike Hughes 5-11, 191, 4.33, 40, 4.03, 130 UCF 2,625 MEARS
25 WR James Washington 5-11, 210, 4.4, 39, 4.16, 126, 20 Okla St 2,625 MEARS
25 WR/RET Christian Kirk 5-11, 200, 4.3, 39, 4.22, 128 Texas A&M 2,625 MEARS
28 LB Leighton Vander Esch 6-3, 240, 4.56, 36, 4.36, 120 Boise St 2,624 MEARS
28 SS Derwin James 6-2, 211, 4.42, 38, 4.22, 118, 20 Florida State 2,624 MEARS
30 TE Mark Andrews 6-4, 254, 4,56, 32, 4,32, 120, 25 Oklahoma 2,622 MEARS
31 OG/OC Isaiah Wynn 6-3, 308, 4.95, 26, 4.72, 110, 32 Georgia 2,616 MEARS
32 CB Josh Jackson 6-1, 192, 4.4, 38, 4.14, 126 Iowa 2,614 MEARS
2018 17TH ANNUAL LESTINI FREE AGENT SUPER COMBINE
LESTINI GOLD CHIP MEARS RATINGS
1 WR/RET Jareth Embry 6-0, 175, 4.37, 40, 4.06, 128 Belhaven Univ 2,580 MEARS
2 SS Daquan Lucas 5-11, 210, 4.51, 35, 4.28, 121, 22 Charlotte Univ 2,550 MEARS
3 QB Ben Wilkerson 6-3, 218, 4.68, 36, 4.25, 126 Alfred State/Munich 2,546 MEARS
4 WR Terrell Reginal 6-0, 180, 4.42, 38, 4.09, 123 Hines CC 2,525 MEARS
5 WR Jason Williams 6-3, 205, 4.53, 38, 4.21, 129 Catawba College 2,520 MEARS
6 DT Jamal Baker 6-4, 270, 4.87, 30, 4.4, 110 Texas Southern 2,515 MEARS
7 CB Willie Smith 5-10, 185, 4.42, 38, 4.19, 116 Louisiana College 2,515 MEARS
8 FS LeCorey Demease 6-0, 186, 4.44, 38, 4.2, 120 Louisiana College 2,510 MEARS
9 DT/DE Abe Tyrice Lawson 6-3, 291, 4.95, 32, 4.86, 120 GA Knights 2,502 MEARS
1 WR/RET – Jareth Embry – Embry did not Become a Gold-Chip Player without having some Incredible Speed and Agility Measurables. I have been in Scouting for a Few Decades and I have Occasionally seen Players do what Embry did at the Lestini Combine. Embry ran the Fastest Forty with a 4.39 Forty and Tied with #40 CB Antoine Tharpe with a Fabulous 4.06 Pro-Shuttle.
In the Pass-Catching Drills, Embry made at least three Unbelievable One-Handed Catches, with Absolutely “No-Drops” in The Passing Drills and then he made One of the Most Incredible and Most Incredible Catches of the Day in the Pass-Defense Drills against an Outstanding Cover Cornerback.
Embry was an Outstanding Wide Receiver in The “Air-Raid” Passing Offense at Belhaven University and he is Unbelievable on his Highlight Film. He also Recorded an Outstanding 38-Inch and a 40-Inch Vertical Jump to go with his 23-Feet and 6-Inch Long Jump Record.
2 SS – Daquan Lucas – Lucas has been an Outstanding Strong Safety and Outside Linebacker for his Entire Career in High School and College. As a Senior, at Timberland High School in St Stephen, South Carolina, Lucas was The 2A Defensive Player of The Year in 2011 and Helped Lead his Football Team to The 2A State Championship, along with Making All-State. Lucas also led his Timberland High School Football Team to an Incredible 51-4 Record in Four Years and his Team Won The Regional Football Championship in all Four Seasons and as a Senior, he was Selected to The MaxPreps All-American Team and Selected to The Carolina Shrine Game.
In 2015, as a Senior, for The Charlotte 49ers, Lucas (#24) Recorded an Incredible 10 Tackles for a Loss, after Recording 8 Tackles for a Loss as a Junior. His 19.5 Career Tackles for a Loss made him only The Third Player in Charlotte History for a Player to get Double-Digit Tackles for a Loss.
Lucas looked Really Fast in his Lestini Combine Forties and he also looked Really Fast in his 4.28 Pro Shuttle. I had Lucas with a 4.56 Forty and he had a 4.47 at The NFL Combine and so I Averaged both Times and gave him a 4.51 Forty. His 4.28 Pro Shuttle was Outstanding at The Lestini Combine and at The NFL Combine, he did a Great 121-Inch Standing Broad Jump and did 22 Reps of 225 Pounds on The Bench Press.
3 QB – Ben Wilkerson – Wilkerson was One of Three Quarterbacks who Originally were Signed-Up to Participate, in The Lestini Super Combine, but due to Cold Weather, only one was able to Participate and that was Lestini #44 Ben Wilkerson from Fayette Ware, Tennessee, Alfred State, and The Munich Cowboys in Germany in the German Football League.
In 2015, as a Senior at Alfred State, Wilkerson Passed for 1,212-Yards and 9 Touchdowns in Eight Games with a 151,9-Yards Per Game Average. His Best Game was against Maranatha Baptist University when he Passed for 329-Yards and Three Touchdowns. On his Highlight Film, Wilkerson is an Outstanding Athletic Quarterback who does not throw a Really Hard Pass, but he is Extremely Accurate in the Pocket and on Roll-outs.
At The Lestini Super Combine, Wilkerson (#5) Ran a Great 4.76 Forty, an Outstanding 4.25 Pro-Shuttle, and another Outstanding 126-Inch Standing Broad Jump. At The Hudl Super Combine, he ran a 4.6 Forty and did an Outstanding 36-Inch Vertical Jump, so I Averaged his Two Forties and gave him a 4.68, along with a 36-Inch Vertical Jump.
4 WR/RET – Terrell Reginal – Reginal is a Speedy Wide Receiver and Return Man who made Several Outstanding Catches during the Lestini Combine Passing Drills, including a Great One-Handed Catch and at least Two Unbelievable Catches in the Pass Defense Drills.
Lestini Combine Founder John Lestini, Super Scout, and WR Terrell Reginal.
Reginal ran a 4.63 at The Lestini Super Combine, but he also ran a 4.39 at The Hudl Combine and a 4.31 at The 2017 Winnepeg CFL Combine, so I averaged all Three Times and gave him a 4.53 in the Forty. Reginal did an Incredible 4.19 Pro Shuttle at The Lestini Combine and he did a 4.31 for Winnepeg, along with a Great 38-Inch Vertical Jump, so I think he can run in The 4.4’s when in Shape.
5 WR – Jason Williams – Although Williams did not run a Super Fast Forty at The Lestini Super Combine, he and Embry and Reginal were the Most Impressive Wide Receivers in The Lestini Combine Passing Drills. In The Passing Drills, I was Super Impressed with both #56 and #61, but I Started Watching #61 and I saw him Make Several Unbelievable Catches, so I Checked his Lestini Video Highlights and I was Shocked at his Great Catches. One of his Incredible Catches was an Incredible Catch, while Falling-Down.
In his Lestini Video Highlights, Williams (#61) Made Eight Straight Sensational Pass-Catches, until #9 and #10 Passes were Over-Thrown and Un-Catchable. Then, he made Two More Sensational Catches on #11 and #12.
Williams, from Huntersville Hopewell HS, in North Carolina, and Catawba College, Ran a 4.82 Forty at The Lestini Combine, but he ran a 4.42 at The Hudl Super Combine and a 4.36 at The Arena Super Combine and I Averaged all three and gave him a 4.53. I also Think that he can run faster than a 4.53. He also did a 38-Inch Vertical Jump at both The Hudl Combine and The Arena Combine. At The Lestini Combine, Williams did an Outstanding 126-Inch Standing Broad Jump; while doing a 129-Inch Standing Broad Jump at The Hudle Camp and another Outstanding 132-Inch Standing Broad Jump at The Arena Super Combine.
6 DT/DE – Jamal Baker – Baker is in the Above Photo, you can see that #45 Jamal Baker, is at least 6-4, although he has been listed at 6-3. When Baker was a Defensive End, he was a 4.87 Forty Guy and he was a Tremendous Rush End who made a lot of Big Plays. He also is Listed with the NFL Draft as a 4.87 Guy and he also is Listed with The Hudl Combine with a 4.7, back when he was Lighter.
Baker played at Houston Sharpstown and I remember him being a Really Great Player, but he was “Under the Radar” and he Signed with Texas Southern where he was a Star and then later Transferred to The University of Houston.
Baker ran an Incredible 4.4 in The Pro-Shuttle at the Lestini Super Combine, which indicates that he Still has the Great Quickness. Also, Remember that he Weighed-In at 270-Pounds. I Rated and Ranked him as a Defensive Tackle, because his Measurables were more Incredible at that Position than at Defensive End. His 5.16 Forty is Still Very Outstanding for a Defensive Tackle to go with his Fabulous 4.4 Shuttle. His best Standing Broad Jump was an Incredible 110-Inch Standing Broad Jump at The Hudl Super Combine.
7 CB – Willie Smith – Smith was Sensational. Out of all of the Great Defensive Backs, in the Lestini Super Combine, the Most Impressive Pure Cornerback was #47 Willie Smith of Louisiana College and he made one of the Most Impressive Interceptions of the Lestini Passing Scrimmage at the End of the Day. On that Interception, Smith and the Wide Receiver, that he was covering, both went up for the Football and as both came-down to the ground, Smith had the Football in his Hands for the Incredible Interception. Smith also Recorded at Least Six other Pass Breakups in the Scrimmage.
Smith played his High School Football for Coach Mike Charpentier at Powerhouse Lafayette Teurlings Catholic, Louisiana and Smith was an All-District Player as a Senior for his Team. He Signed with Louisiana College and he was the Top Pure Cover Cornerback for them as a Freshman in 2014.
In 2016, as a Junior, Smith Recorded 31 Tackles, including 23 Solo Tackles, and he also Recorded Two Interceptions and one was a 98-Yard Untouched Return, against Sul Ross, for a Touchdown. The other Interception was an Incredible Diving-Catch. This was all Outstanding, but what Separated Smith from all of the other Defensive Backs in the American Southwest Conference League was his 23 Pass Breakups, which made him the American Southwest Conference League Defensive Back MVP.
Smith was Timed in a 4.56 Forty on Three of His Four Hand-Timings at the Lestini Super Combine which is Consistent, but his 4.42 Forty and 38-Inch Vertical Jump with Hudl is more Consistent with his Forty Speed on the 98-Yard Interception Return for a Touchdown and so I gave him a 4.42 Forty and 38-Inch Vertical Jump.
8 FS/CB – Lecorey Demease – Demease is a Super Versatile Defense who can be a Super-Star at either Free Safety or Cornerback and on high Louisiana College Highlight Film, he Makes a Lot of Big Plays. He Played at Coushatta Red River High School in Louisiana before he went to Louisiana College. As a Red-Shirt Freshman, Demease was The Best Pure Athlete on the Team as he led Louisiana College with Two Defensive Touchdowns, including a 97-Yard Interception Return for a Touchdown against Sul Ross and a 16-Yard Blocked-Punt Return for a Touchdown against Hardin Simmons.
In 2016, against my Hometown College Team, Howard Payne University, Demease was Selected as The American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week as he Recorded an Interception, Forced a Fumble, Recovered a Fumble, and his Fifth Pass Breakup of the Season.
Demease was Outstanding At The Lestini Pass Defense as he made Several Pass Breakups and Two Interceptions. He also recorded a Great 4.22 Pro Shuttle and a Great 120-Inch Standing Broad Jump. I also to go with Timed him in a 4.51 Forty to go with 4.42 Forty and a 38-Inch Vertical Jump at The Hudl Camp, a 4.44 at another NFL Camp, and a 4.5 Timing at The New Orleans Saints Training Camp. I averaged all Four of his Forty Clockings and gave him a 4.46 Official Forty Timing. On his Highlight Film, Demease looks even faster than a 4.46.
9 DT/DE – Abraham “Tyrice” Lawson – Lawson was a Very Impressive Physical Speciman at The Lestini Free Agent Super Combine. Lawson did not Run a Really Fast Forty at The Lestini Camp, but he Looked like a “Beast” while Running his Forties and he looked much Faster Running it than his Actual Time. While he ran a 5.4 Forty at The Lestini Camp, and Weighing much more than normal, Lawson ran a 4.7 at The Hudl Combine, when he weighed much less, and then another 4.72 at The Georgia Knight Combine and so I Averaged all Three Times and gave him a 4.95 Forty. I also Rated Lawson as a Defensive Tackle instead of his Regular Dominating Defensive End Position.
Lawson has Played for The Georgia Knights for the last Two Years in 2015 and 2016 in the Georgia Gridiron Development Football League; after also playing for The Atlanta Sports Academy Spartans in Dawsonville, Georgia. On his Highlight Film, for both Teams, Lawson was an Incredible “Beast” at both Right Defensive End and Right Offensive Tackle.
“I have been playing for The Georgia Knights for the last two years, but I am looking to Upgrade my Level of Football and I will make the effort to do whatever possible to make the Upgrade Possible,” said Lawson.
LESTINI BLUE-CHIP MEARS RATING
1 WR Willie “Fly” Robinson 6-2, 170, 4.5, 40, 4.1, 116 Anderson Univ 2,450 MEARS
2 SS Shaquille Lewis 6-2, 208, 4.62, 33, 4.25, 126 Louisiana College 2,426 MEARS
3 RB Keith Brown 5 -8, 200, 4.6, 36, 4.22, 118 Crescent City Kings, LA 2,420 MEARS
4 FS Deontae Heuer 5-10, 190, 4.5, 39, 4.34, 115, Augsburg University 2,415 MEARS
5 WR Marquise Ricard 6-2, 195, 4.53, 40, 4.13, 126 Southern Miss 2,410 MEARS
1 WR/All-Purpose – Willie “Fly” Robinson – Robinson was Probably the Most Versatile All-Purpose Receiver at the Lestini Super Combine. In the Photo Below, Robinson is making one of his Touchdown Catches in the Impressive Game in 2014 against Rose-Hulman Institute in which he Caught 10 Passes for 198-Yards and Returned 3 Kickoffs for another 57-Yards, giving him an Incredible 255-Yards, Two Touchdowns, and a 19.7 Yards Per Touch on 13 Touches, in a 51-14 Loss to Rose-Hulman Institute! For the 2014 Season, Robinson Caught 44 Passes for 575-Yards and Six Touchdowns and had 14 Kickoff Returns for another 240-Yards.
Robinson may have made more Outstanding Catches in the Pass Defense Drills at The Lestini Free Agent Camp than any other Wide Receiver. I have him with at least Eight Outstanding Catches in the Drills, after not Dropping a Single Pass in the Passing Drills and with Two One-Handed Catches.
In the Forty, at The Lestini Super Combine, I Timed Robinson with a 4.65 and a 4.68, but his Best time was a 4,36 in The Hudl Combine which also Listed him with a 40-Inch Vertical Jump. We know that Robinson (#5 In Photo) can run-faster than a 4.65 or 4.68 and so I averaged his 4.65 and 4.36 and gave him a 4.5, to go with his Incredible 40-Inch Vertical Jump and 4.1 Pro-Shuttle.
2 SS – Shaquille Lewis – Although Shaquille Lewis of Louisiana College was Impressive on Saturday Night in the Hotel Lobby, he was even more Impressive on Sunday at the Super Combine. First of all, if you look at the Photo of #45 Jamal Baker who is 6-4; there is Absolutely No-Way that Lewis is 6-1. On his Hudl, his Height was listed at 6-2 with a 4.62 Forty and that was a Couple Years Ago, so he is at least 6-2, and maybe even taller.
Lewis is also Faster than his 4.62 Forty and with his Outstanding 4.25 Pr0-Shuttle and Outstanding 126 Standing Broad Jump; Lewis is Probably about a 4.55 in The Forty. In his NFL Workouts on Youtube, his Speed and Agility is Outstanding and Lewis is also Very Impressive on his Highlight Film on the Internet.
Out of all of the Great Character Players at The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine, none were more Impressive than Lewis and he Demonstrated it in The Last Few Moments of The Combine.
As we were about to End The Camp, all of the Players and Coaches Huddled Together, in the Middle of The Field, and Everyone Placed their Hands on each other in the Huddle and then All of a Sudden, an Unbelievable Prayer to Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, was Said by Shaquille Lewis.
3 RB – Keith Brown – Brown is an Outstanding Slot Receiver who can also play Running Back. He helped lead his Shreveport Byrd High School Team to The District Championship as a Senior, but he was “Flying Under The Radar” and he was a Walk-On at Louisiana Tech.
In 2015, Brown Played for The New Orleans Crescent City Kings in The First Development League and he was a Super-Star in The Championship Game as he Caught a 59-Yard Pass from Quarterback Melvin Davis for an Early Touchdown, as The Kings Won The Championship. The Defensive Player of The Championship Game was Former 2014 Lestini Combine Super-Star DE Shaun Jones, who Recorded 7 Tackles and 2 Quarterback Sacks.
Brown also played for The Kings in 2016, but he was The Victim of the HC Firing of Coach C.J. Maiden, The Offensive Coordinator and Former Lestini Coach and a Three-Year All-American Bowl Game Coach. After this, The Kings, who were Favored to Win The Championship Again, were Clueless on Offense and did not make it to The Championship.
After the 2016 Season with The Kings, Brown came to The 2017 Lestini Camp and he was Outstanding in The Drills and did an Outstanding 4.22 Pro Shuttle and a 118 Standing Broad Jump. An Amazing Stat was that Brown did Two 118 Standing Broad Jumps in 2017 and one 118 Standing Broad Jump in 2018. Brown also did a 4.52 Forty and a 36-Inch Vertical Jump in The Hudl Combine and gave him a 4.6 Forty and a 36-Inch Vertical Jump.
4 FS – Deontae Heuer – Heuer Might have been The Most Versatile Player at The Lestini Super Combine, because he was not only an Outstanding Free Safety on Defense, but he was also a “Very Skilled” Center-Snapper on Punts. I was able to see Heuer in The Lestini Pass-Defense Drills and he made a Couple of Really Nice Pass-Breakups and a Couple of Great Interceptions. but we did not get to see his Center-Snapping on Punts.
Heuer Played at Stanley Boyd High School in Stanley, Wisconsin. He then Played his College Football at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and he had some Incredible Career Stats from 2014-2017 at Augsburg with 217 Tackles and an Impressive Seven Forced Fumbles. Heuer also had some Really Impressive Track Times with a 10.6 Timing in the 100 Meters and a 48.7 Clocking in the 400 Meters. He also had a Best Bench Press of 300-Pounds and a 250-Pound Squat.
Heuer ran a 4.8 in the Forty at The Lestini Camp, but he ran a 4.5 Forty at The Hudl Camp and a 4.42 at another NFL Camp. With an Official 10.6 in the 100 Meters, Heuer, obviously is at least a 4.5 Guy and so I gave him a 4.5. He had a 4.57 Pro Shuttle at The Lestini Camp, but had Previous Bests of 4.22 and 4.25 and so I Averaged all Three Times and gave him a 4.34. At The Hudl Camp, he recorded a 39-Inch Vertical Jump and that is what I gave him.
5 WR – Marquise Ricard – Ricard is a Tremendous “Big-Receiver” who has a Fabulous History of Making “The Big-Play” in the Big-Game. As a Senior, at Baton Rouge Southern Lab, Ricard was a Sensational Three-Sport Super-Star in Football, Basketball, and Track. As a Senior In Football, Ricard Caught 40 Passes for 830-Yards and an Incredible 16 Touchdowns, Averaging 20.8-Yards Per Catch. I saw Ricard Play on Two Occasions, but I’m not sure in which games, but I thought that he was a Super-Freak.
Then in Basketball, Ricard Averaged 15-Points a Game in Leading his Roundball Team to The State Runner-Up and in Track, Ricard became a Three-Time Long Jump and Triple-Jump State Champion, in Leading his Track Team to The Track State Championship.
In The Passing Drills, Ricard Made at Least Two Outstanding One-Handed Catches and then made one of the Most Outstanding Catches of the Day in the Pass Defense Drills. I Timed Ricard in a 4.6 Forty and a 4.13 Pro-Shuttle, but he ran a 4.46 Forty and a 4.41 Pro Shuttle at The Hudl Combine, along with a 40-Inch Vertical Jump, so I gave him a 4.53, which he also ran at The NFL Combine.
LESTINI RED-CHIP MEARS RATING
1 CB Dallin Finley 5-9, 180, 4.51, 38, 4.2, 124 SW Minnesota State 2,350 MEARS
2 FS Antoine Tharpe 5-10, 190, 4.57, 36, 4.06, 111 U-Mass, Winniepeg 2,345 MEARS
3 OT Joe Elowitz 6-8, 355, 5.6, 26, 4.91, 78, 32 New York University 2,325 MEARS
4 WR Trayon Nash 5-11, 190, 4.57, 35, 4.26, 113, 13 Sioux City Bandits 2,318 MEARS
5 DE Ryan Seaberg 6-2, 255, 4.83, 32, 4.42, 114 USM/Valencia Firebats 2,316 MEARS
6 OT Demarcus Hutchinson 6-7, 320, 5.58, 26, 5.19, 108 Arena FBL 2,315 MEARS
7 SS Quen Franklin 6-0, 190, 4.67, 36, 4.37, 112 Georgia Knights GDFL 2,310 MEARS
1 CB – Dallin Finley – Finley is a Great Two-Way Player who made several Great Plays on Offense and also on Defense. In the Passing Drills, Finley (#7 In Photo) made at least Two Exceptional Catches and then in the Passing Defense, he again made at least Two Exceptional Pass Breakups and one Interception.
Finley played his High School Football at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia where he was The Team MVP as a Seniorin 2012 when he Recorded 61 Tackles, 3 Interceptions, and a Super Quarterback. Finley was also a Track Super-Star where he Ran a 10.8 in the 100-Meters and he also has Exceptional Strength (See Biceps in Photo) with an Unbelievable 375-Pound Bench Press.
On his Highlight Film, Finley is Outstanding and he looks a lot Faster on his Film than his Two Official 4.62 Forties that he Ran at The Lestini Free Agent Camp. I actually Timed him in a 4.58 Forty. At The Hudl Super Combine, Finley Recorded a 4.45 in the Forty; a 38-inch Vertical Jump; and a 4.22-Pro Shuttle. I averaged his 4.45 with my 4.58 and came-up with an Official 4.51 for his Forty Time.
2 FS – Antoine Tharpe – Tharpe is an Outstanding, High-Character, Athlete from North Lauderdale, Florida and U-Mass. In 2012, Against Ohio University, Tharpe Recorded 6 Tackles, including One Tackle for a Loss, and he Blocked a Field Goal. Then, in 2013, as a Senior, he Recorded 49 Tackles, including 25 Solo, 2 Tackles for a Loss, and 2 Interceptions.
In 2014, Tharpe, playing for The Minnesota Axemen, averaged 5.6 Tackles in Nine Games and led his Team with 12 Pass Breakups. Then in 2016, Tharpe led The Cedar Rapids Titan Team with 62 Tackles, 4 Interceptions, one Forced Fumble, and 12 Pass Breakups.
At The Lestini Super Combine, Tharpe did not run a real fast Forty, but I Timed him with a 4.68, but he did Record a Sensational 4.06 Pro-Shuttle, indicating that he has Tremendous Quickness and the Ability to run a faster Forty. At The Hudl Combine, Tharpe ran a 4.46 Forty and he also Recorded a Great 36-Inch Vertical Jump and so I Averaged his 4.68 and 4.46 Forties and gave him a 4.57 in the Forty.
3 R-OT Joe Elowitz – Elowitz is one of the Most Intriguing and most Interesting Athlete that you will ever see at a Football Super Combine. In High School, Elowitz was an All-District Super-Star in Football, Basketball, and Baseball and he went to College on Scholarship, but it was not on a Football Scholarship, but it was on a Basketball Scholarship. He also Played College Basketball and College Baseball at New York University.
In 2017, after his College Sports, Elowitz Played one year ForThe Detroit Cougars in The Rivals Professional Football League which was The Undefeated Champion, under Head Coach Terrance Wilson. Elowitz was also Selected to The All-Star Team at Right Tackle.
At The Lestini Super Combine, Elowitz did not run a Great Forty, but at 6-8 and 355-Pounds, I Timed him with an Incredible 4.91 Pro-Shuttle. At The Hudl Super Combine, Elowitz ran a 5.6 Forty and he Recorded 32 Reps of 225 on the Bench Press. Elowitz really looked Great as a Physical Specimen.
4 WR Trayon “Mr Everything” Nash – Nash is an Amazing Player who has already been a Super-Star for a Lot of Teams. He Graduated from Detroit Loyola High School in 2009 and then in 2011, he Signed with The Culver-College Wildcats. Later, he Signed with Graceland University in Lamont, Iowa. As a Graceland Freshman in 2012, Nash was Outstanding on The Scout Team and was Selected as The Offensive Scout Team MVP.
After Graceland, Nash played for Minnesota West CC of The CIF and then he Played For The Bloomington Edge of Bloomington, Illinois in The Arena Football League. He Recently Signed with The Sioux City Bandits as a Wide Receiver. On his Highlight Film in The Arena League, Nash is a Real Super Freak at Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Kickoffs, and Kick Returns.
Nash is not a Super Fast Receiver, but he has Outstanding Quickness and Agility and Makes a lot of Big-Plays. His Great Quickness was Demonstrated in his Big Plays in The Arena Football League with a 50-Yard Field and with a Great 4.31 Pro Shuttle at The Lestini Camp. Nash also ran a Great 4.22 Shuttle at an Arena Football Camp and so I averaged both Pro Shuttles and gave him a 4.26.
5 DE Ryan Seaberg – Seaberg is a Versatile Football Player who played Fullback and Tight End in High School Football at Chattanooga The Baylor School, Tennessee and he then Signed with Elon College and Played for them in 2012 and 2013. Seaberg then Transferred to Southern Miss and in 2014, he was Used Mostly as a Blocking Back in the Southern Miss Offense.
Then in 2016 and 2017, Seaberg Signed with The FEFA Valencia Firebats in Valencia, Valencia where he was a Defensive End. Also in 2017, Seaberg was on The United States Federation of American Football Men’s National Team.
At The Lestini Super Combine, Seaberg ran a 4.9 Forty, but his previous best was a 4.76 and so I gave him a 4.83. He also Recorded a 32-Inch Vertical Jump and a 4.4 in the Pro Shuttle, after recording a 4.44 at The Lestini Combine and I gave him a 4.42. He Recorded a 114 Standing Broad Jump.
6 R-OT Demarcus Hutchinson – Hutchinson is another Freaky, Huge Offensive Tackle who has a Very Intriguing Athletic Background. He Played Football and Basketball at Wetumpka, Alabama and he Graduated in 2014.
Hutchinson played three years of High School Football and Basketball. Then he went to College but it was for Basketball and then in 2017, he Played for The Triangle Torch, in North Carolina, in The Supreme Arena Indoor Football League. After The Season, Hutchinson was Recognized as a Member of The All-Star Team as an Offensive Lineman.
Hutchinson did not run a Really Fast Forty, but his Best Time atThe Hudl Super Combine was a 5.58 Forty, where he also Recorded a Great 26-Inch Vertical Jump and a 108-Inch Standing Broad Jump. This Guy was a Great Physical Specimen.
7 SS Quentin Franklin – Franklin is a Very Aggressive and Athletic Strong or Free Safety and he makes a Lot of Big Plays. At The Lestini Combine, Franklin did not run a Real Fast Forty, with a 5.0. but he ran a 4.52 at The Hudl Combine, along with an Excellent 36-Inch Vertical Jump. Franklin also ran a 4.47 at The Georgia Knights Camp, so I averaged all three Times and gave him a 4.67 Forty. He also Recorded a Nice 4.37 Pro Shuttle at The Lestini Camp.
Franklin played his High School Football at Roswell High School in Georgia and in 2017, and has been a Teammate of Abraham Franklin with The Georgia Knights in The Gridiron Football League.
LESTINI GREEN-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
1 SLOT Quincy Smith 5-8, 180, 4.84, 32, 4.38, 115, 7 John Curtis/Idaho 2,005 MEARS
2 SLOT Demetrius Theophile 5-5, 180, 4.82, 32, 4.38, 106 Belhaven 2,000 MEARS
1 SLOT Quincy Smith – Smith played his High School Football at Louisiana Powerhouse John Curtis and as a Senior in 2010, he Rushed for 850-Yards and Scored 14 Touchdowns, while Averaging 6.32 Yards Per Carry. Smith also Caught 4 Passes for 45-Yards and Averaged 14-Yards Per Catch. Smith was Football Team Captain and he also Played Basketball and ran Track. Powerhouse John Curtis Played for The Louisiana State Championship in all of his four years and in 2009, 2010, and 2011, they also Won The Louisiana Track State Championship.
After Graduation, Smith was given a Preferred Walk-On to The University of Idaho. Then after his Graduation from Idaho, he was Selected to Play at The Euro-American Football Challenge at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He Previously was Invited to The Calgary Stampeders in The Canadian Football League, where he made Several Great Catches, coming out of the Backfield.
At The Lestini Super Combine, Smith also made Several Really Nice Catches. In The Lestini Passing Drills, Smith did not look real comfortable in Running Pass Patterns as a Wide Receiver, but then when The Pass Defense Started and he was Running Pass Patterns as a Slot Receiver, he was Outstanding. At The Lestini Combine, Smith ran a 5.01 Forty, but he Ran a 4.69 at The Hudl Combine, plus he did a 32-Inch Vertical Jump and a 123-Inch Standing Broad Jump.
2 SLOT Receiver Demetrius Theophile – Theophile is a Very Short Slot Wide Receiver who did not Run a Fast Forty, but he Surprised All of The Lestini Coaches and Scouts with his Great Quickness. Also, in The Lestini Passing Drills, he made Several Outstanding Catches and in the Pass Defense Drills, he made a Couple More Outstanding Catches.
Theophile Played for Both Arkansas Baptist Junior College in Little Rock, Arkansas and Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. I watched his Highlights with both Teams and Most of his Highlights included him on Kickoff Return Teams. On these Highlights, Theophile Demonstrated Great Quickness. I talked to him, during the Drills, and I told him that he had some Great Potential, but he needed to get a Sports Trainer and get Faster and he Agreed.
Theophile ran a 5.1 Forty at The Lestini Super Combine, but he ran a 4.52 at The Hudl Combine, along with a 32-Inch Vertical Jump, so I averaged his Two Forties and gave him a 4.82 Forty.
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST GOLD, BLUE, RED, AND GREEN
GOLD= NFL All-Pro Player or Super Prospect
BLUE = NFL Future Pro or Great Potential Prospect
RED = NFL Average Player or Prospect
GREEN = NFL Rookie or Below Average Prospect
About 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.”
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 60 Players; so I evaluated around 1,700 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 Dallas Cowboys Scouting Project, Coach Landry turned to Coach Stautner and gave me the Title of Super Scout: “Coach Stautner, I think we have us a Real Super Scout!”
Top Rusher and Scorer, Texas Football State Champs, 1960, Brownwood, TX
State Meet High Point Man, Texas Track State Champs, 1961, Brownwood, TX
Top Rusher, Freshman All-SWC Team, Baylor University, 1962, Waco, TX
VP, Baylor Freshman Class, Baylor University, 1963, Waco, TX
Freshman 4 x 100 SWC Track Champion, Baylor University, 1963, Waco, TX
VP, Baylor A Cappella Choir Performing In Carnegie Hall, 1967, New York, NY
MVP Player/Coach, GreaterNavyPacific Football Champs, 1967, Tokyo, Japan
All-Greater Navy Pacific Vollyball Champs, 1968, Honolulu, Hawaii
Recruiting Coordinator, North Texas, 1972-73, Denton, TX
Football Super Scout, Dallas Cowboys, 1975-77, Dallas, TX
Founder of MEARS PLAYER RATING SYSTEM, 1977, 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
Super Scout, Lestini Free Agent Combine, 2013, Mobile, AL
2016 NFL DRAFT TOP 32
SUPER GOLD AND GOLD CHIP PLAYERS
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
SCOUTING NOTE I : If the Player ran two Forties at the NFL Scouting Combine, I averaged both of those Two Forties with his best Forty on Record. If they did not run the Forty at the Combine, I averaged both of his best two Forties on Record.
SCOUTING NOTE II: All Measurables that were Improved at Pro Day were Listed PD and with his NEW MEARS RATING, the Player will be moved up with his NEW MEARS RATING.
SPECIAL NOTE III: The 2016 NFL Draft Class might be one of the Most Incredible and Most Talented Classes in Recent Years. Out of the Top 35 Players, there were at least Five Players, and maybe Six Players including FS Jalen Ramsey, OLB Myles Jack, OT Laremy Tunsil, DE Joey Bosa, DE DeForest Buckner, and possibly RB’s Ezekiel Elliott or Derrick Henry who could be the First Selection in the 2016 Draft.
SPECIAL NOTE IV: Each Lestini Combine Player Needs to Compare his MEARS RATING With the 2016 NFL Players and see where he Needs to Improve on his Measurables to get a Higher MEARS RATING.
SUPER GOLD-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
1 FS Jalen Ramsey 6-1 209 4.35 41.5 4.18 135 14 Florida State 2,625 MEARS
2 OLB Myles Jack 6-1 245 4.44 40 4.32 124 19 UCLA PD 2,620 MEARS
3 OT Laremy Tunsil 6-5 310 5.07 28.5 4.8 111 34 Ole Miss PD 2,615 MEARS
4 RB Ezekiel Elliott 6-0 225 4.42 32.5 4.3 118 25 Ohio State 2,610 MEARS
5 RB Derrick Henry 6-3 247 4.53 37 4.38 130 22 Alabama 2,604 MEARS
6 DE Joey Bosa 6-5 269 4.72 32 4.3 121 28 Ohio State PD 2,602 MEARS
7 DE DeForest Buckner 6-7 291 4.98 32 4.47 116 21 PD Oregon 2,601 MEARS
GOLD-CHIP MEARS RATING
1 OT Jason Spriggs 6-6 301 4.97 35 4.44 115 31 Indiana PD 2,597 MEARS
2 OLB Darron Lee 6-1 232 4.42 35.5 4.2 133 17 Ohio State PD 2,589 MEARS
3 NG Sheldon Rankins 6-1 299 4.91 34.5 4.59 118 28 Louisville 2,588 MEARS
4 QB Carson Wentz 6-5 237 4.77 30.5 NA 110 NA North Dakota St 2,585 MEARS
5 QB Jared Goff 6-4 215 4.78 27 NA 110 NA California 2,584 MEARS
6 OLB Leonard Floyd 6-6 244 4.56 39.5 4.3 127 NA Georgia 2,583 MEARS
7 NG Andrew Billings 6-1 311 4.92 27.5 4.78 113 31 Baylor PD 2,577 MEARS
8 WR Corey Coleman 5-11 194 4.33 42 3.94 128 17 Baylor PD2,568 MEARS
9 DT Robert Nkemdiche 6-3 294 4.82 35 4.6 116 28 Ole Miss 2,568 MEARS
10 CB Vernon Hargreaves 5-10 204 4.42 39 3.98 130 15 Florida 2,566 MEARS
11 RB Darius Jackson 6-1 220 4.36 41 4.27 133 20 E Mich PD 2,565 MEARS
12 OT Jack Conklin 6-6 308 4.95 30 4.57 103 25 Michigan State 2,561 MEARS
13 DE Shaq Lawson 6-3 269 4.6 33 4.21 120 NA Clemson PD 2,538 MEARS
14 WR Laquon Treadwell 6-2 221 4.52 33.5 4.3 117 12 OleMiss PD 2,537 MEARS
15 OT Ronnie Stanley 6-6 312 5.13 30 4.69 106 24 NotreDame PD 2,524 MEARS
16 OC Ryan Kelly 6-4 311 4.91 30 4.59 103 26 Alabama 2,517 MEARS
17 OT Taylor Decker 6-7 310 5.14 29 4.76 101 22 Ohio State PD 2,516 MEARS
18 WR Josh Doctson 6-2 202 4.43 41 4.08 131 14 TCU 2,515 MEARS
19 QB Paxton Lynch 6-7 244 4.79 36 4.26 118 Memphis 2,508 MEARS
20 CB Eli Apple 6-1 199 4.37 38 4.08 128 13 Ohio State PD 2,478 MEARS
21 OG Connor McGovern 6-4 306 4.98 33 4.65 109 33 Missouri 2,477 MEARS
22 SS Kentrell Brice 5-11 200 4.43 42 4.3 133 21 La Tech PD 2,475 MEARS
24 DT Ashawn Robinson 6-4 307 5.1 26 4.74 106 22 Alabama 2,464 MEARS
25 DT Vernon Butler 6-4 323 5.05 33.5 4.76 111 26 LA Tech PD 2,463 MEARS
26 OLB Kamalei Correa 6-3 248 4.62 34 4.15 117 21 BoiseSt PD 2,413 MEARS