Sneak Preview – The 2019 Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Combine
By Great Skill Players!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
I was very Honored and Privileged Again on Saturday and Sunday of January 19 and 20, The Weekend Before The Annual College Football All-American Senior Bowl Game, to be a Super Scout again at The Eighteenth Annual Lestini Group National Pro Football Free Agent Tryout Camp 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 National Free Agent Tryout Camp and Super Combine for 18 Years.
This National Free Agent Tryout Camp gives Former College and Former Professional Players, who might be “Flying Under The Radar” an Excellent Opportunity to show what they can do and Try To-Help them to get Themselves into or back into The NFL, Canadian Football League, Alliance Football League, World Football League, Europe Football League, Arena Football League, or Any Other of The New Professional Developmental Football Leagues which might be Starting To-Play in 2019. There was Also an CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders Scout In Attendance and Four Other Coaches and Player Personnel Representing The AFL Albany Empire Team.
On Saturday Night, Some of These Free Agent Players Checked-In Early and were in The Hotel Lobby were able to meet Some of The Lestini Combine Super Coaches and I was able to meet a few of These Players. Two Really Good-Looking Players who were Sitting in The Hotel Lobby with their Player Agent and I was able To-Talk to Both of Them and Get some Vital Information on Them and Evaluate Their Personality and Abilities.
These Two Great-Looking Players who Checked-In Early and were with their Player Agent Calvin Williams were Wide Receiver Jazeric Peterson of Faulkner University and Cornerback and Kick Returner Dallin Finley of Southwest Minnesota State University.
We had Around 50 Free Agent Players who Originally Signed-Up To-Attend The Lestini National Free Agent Tryout Camp and Super Combine, but due to the Terrible Weather Forecasts, including Freezing Weather, only 20 Players were able to Participate in the Event that was Highlighted by Four Players Who Broke a 4.0 in The Pro-Shuttle and Two Other Players Who Ran in The 4.1’s of The Pro-Shuttle.
Our Lestini Super Free Agents Had The Great Privilege to Be Able To Perform In This Incredible And Beautiful New University Of South Alabama Indoor Facility.
Although we were able to Use This Beautiful New University Of South Alabama Indoor Facility, The Weather Was Still A Huge Major Factor, because The Temperature was 35 Degrees when we Started The Lestini Super Combine at 10:00 A.M. When we had our Initial Team Meeting in The Center of The Indoor Facility Field, All of These Athletes were Fully-Covered with Long Sleeve Shirts and Coats. Then when we Started The Combine, with Coach Wes Courier Leading All of the Players in His Incredible and Spectacular Warm-Up Workout, All of The Players had to Disrobe “Down To Their Lestini Free Agent Combine Shirt with Their Player Number on it.
I, However, got to Keep-On Both of my Jackets, My Dallas Cowboys Wind Breaker and My Houston Oilers Winter Coat, because I was Really Cold.
After Doing Some Intensive Research on These Lestini Professional Free Agents, I Found-Out That Several of These Lestini Free Agents Played in Some Various All-American Games After Their Senior Seasons. Five Lestini Free Agents Played in The Prestigious CanAm All-American Bowl Game Between The Canadian All-Stars and The American All-Stars.
Tyler Affa (#44) Was Defensive MVP in The Annual CanAm All-American Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Defensive MVP Tyler Affa of Seton Hill University Led The Five Lestini Free Agents as The Only Defensive Player while The Four Other Lestini Free Agents Included Wide Receiver Darius Clark of Newberry; SLOT Receiver Evan Cain of Western New England University; SLOT Receiver Marcus Campbell of LaGrange College; and Tight End Benjamin Galbraith of Delta State University.
Bradley “Stick” Jefferson, was Also a Member of The Team USA All-American Eagles Team, which Faced The Mexico All-Stars in Olympic Stadium.
The Aztec Bowl, along with The All-American Bowl and CanAm All-American Bowl, Are Annual All-Star Games That Features Players from NCAA Division I, II and III Schools Across The Country. Players arrived on in Mexico City on Tuesday and began practice Wednesday. Players also had the opportunity to visit Aztec Ruins.
In The Aztec Bowl Game, Jefferson Earned MVP Honors For Team USA after Returning a Kickoff 99-Yards for a Touchdown.
The Lestini Professional Free Agents Had Some Incredible Speed Measurables!
In The Lestini Combine, Coach Ron Estay 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 Unbelievable Four Players Broke a “Mind-Boggling” 4.0 Flat and Another Incredible 7 of 13 Skill Players recorded an “Unbelievable” 4.2 Pro-Shuttle or Better and One Defensive End/Tight End Recorded an Incredible 4.31 Pro-Shuttle.
The Most Incredible Pro-Shuttle of The 2019 Lestini Super Combine was by #3 CB/KR Bradley Jefferson of Averett University with an “Unbelievable”
3.87 Pro-Shuttle and Another Amazing Pro-Shuttle was a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle by #7 Defensive Back Kunle Ayinde of The University of Minnesota.
The Other Two Players who Broke The 4.0 Flat Pro-Shuttle Mark were #11 Slot Receiver Evan Cain of Western New England University with a 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and #2 Cornerback Dallin Finley, who I met on Saturday Night, in The Hotel Lobby, Ran an Outstanding 3.98 Pro-Shuttle.
Three Other Wide Receivers ran a 4.2 or Better Pro-Shuttle, including #1 WR Jazeric Peterson of Faulkner University with a 4.13 Pro-Shuttle; #6 WR Jeffery Barnett of Trine University with a 4.11 Pro-Shuttle; and #14 Jareth Embry of Belhaven University with a 4.15 Pro-Shuttle. These Three Outstanding Wide Receivers Would Join Slot Receiver #11 Slot Receiver Evan Cain With a 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and The Four Other Skill Players Who Recorded in The 3.9’s and 3.8 with Incredible Pro Shuttle in This Speed Measurable In The Super Combine.
Wide Receiver Embry Returned for his Second Lestini Super Free Agent Combine as he Recorded Some Incredible Speed Measurables, including a 4.37 Forty in The 2018 Lestini Super Combine.
The Other Super-Star Athlete who had an Incredible Forty and Pro-Shuttle for his Position was #9 Tyler Affa and The Really incredible Fact About Affa is that he did not Play High School Football, but Walked-On at Seton Hill University and Lettered Two Years, after Staring at Lackawanna National Junior College. Affa is 6-1 and 235 and he Ran a 4.56 in The Forty and did a 4.31 in The Pro-Shuttle. He could Play DE, TE, FB, or Linebacker.
I am going to Rate Affa as a Tight End, because he made several Great Catches in The One-On-One Drills and he Impressed all of Our Lestini Combine Coaches. The Tight End/Defensive End MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.8 in The Pro-Shuttle and so Affa Received The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS in The Pro-Shuttle.
The Wide Receiver MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.6, so all Four Wide Receivers were given The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS. The Cornerback MEARS RATING Standard is Set at 4.6 and so All Three Defensive Backs were given The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING POINTS!
The One-On-One Player Drills Competition Was Really Outstanding!
As I Explained before! The Weather was Really Cold. So, It Was Really Cold when These Lestini Free Agent Athletes Were Running Their Forty-Yard Dashes and While I had My Two Jackets and Three Shirts on to Keep Warm.
It was a Lot More Easy to Run a Pro-Shuttle and Do a Standing Broad Jump, but Running a Forty-Yard Dash in 35 Degree Temperature, is not Easy, so I have Concentrated on These Great Athletes, Their Incredible Pro-Shuttles, and Outstanding One-On-One Player Drills Competition.
When we got through with The Super Combine Part of The Lestini Combine Camp, we realized that we had Three Great Wide Receivers, Three Great Slot Receivers, and Two Tight Ends, and all Eight were Outstanding in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition. Two of The Three Wide Receivers ran a 4.2 or Better Pro-Shuttle, including #1 WR Jazeric Peterson (6-0, 195) (#13) of Faulkner University with a 4.13 Pro-Shuttle; and #14 Jareth Embry (6-0, 175) of Belhaven University with a 4.15 Pro-Shuttle.
The Other Outstanding Wide Receiver/Tight End was #4 Darius Clark (6-1, 220) of Newberry College who Recorded an Outstanding 4.29 Pro-Shuttle. I Will Rate and Rank Clark as a Potential Tight End, because he Would Rate and Rank Higher at That Position and He Could Become an Outstanding Tight End at The Next Level.
Slot Receiver #11 Evan Cain (5-9, 180) of Western New England University also Ran an Incredible 3.97 Pro-Shuttle and #6 WR Jeffery Barnett (5-7, 165) of Trine University Ran a 4.11 Pro-Shuttle; and They Joined The Other Three Receivers Who Recorded Incredible Pro Shuttles in This Speed Measurable In The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine. Slot Receiver#10 Marcus Campbell (5-9, 175) of LaGrange College Also Recorded a 4.34 Pro-Shuttle, and Campbell Made Some Great Catches in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.
Our Two Tight Ends were Incredible as they also ran Unbelievable Pro-Shuttles for a Big Tight End. Both Tight Ends were Also Unbelievably Impressive in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition as #31 Benjamin Galbraith (6-6, 255) of Delta State University Recorded an Unbelievable 4.29 Pro-Shuttle, while #9 Tyler Affa (6-1, 235) of Seton Hill University, Who Was One of The Most Impressive Players at The Lestini Combine, Recorded an Impressive 4.31 Pro-Shuttle.
We had Six Defensive Backs for our One-On-One Player Drills Competition against The Six Receivers, but we only had Three Cover Cornerbacks to Really Try and Attempt To Cover The Outstanding Wide Receivers, Slot Receivers, and Tight Ends, but Those Three Cornerbacks had Incredible Speed Measurables.
The Most Incredible Pro-Shuttle of The 2019 Lestini Super Combine was Recorded by #3 Cornerback and Return Man Bradley Jefferson (5-7, 155) of Averett University with an “Unbelievable” and “Mind-Boggling” 3.87 Pro-Shuttle. Two Other Amazing Pro-Shuttles were a 3.94 Pro-Shuttle by #7 Defensive Back Kunle Ainde (5-11, 203) of The University of Minnesota and #2 Cornerback Dallin Finley (5-9, 189) of Southwest Minnesota State University, who I met on Saturday Night, in The Hotel Lobby, and who Ran an Outstanding 3.98 Pro-Shuttle.
Although the Three or Four Cornerbacks Had Outstanding Speed Measurables and They Looked Extremely Fast in The Lestini Free Agent Super Combine Forties, They Did Not Run Extremely Fast Forties, but They Were Extremely Quick and Extremely Aggressive in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.
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.
All of The Lestini Super Combine Coaches have helped John and Mary Jo Lestini to make this Super Free Agents Combine, The Greatest and Most Impressive Free Agents Super Combine in the Country, for all 18 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 a Few Canadian Professional Teams at the Super Combine and Super Workout on Sunday.
A Special Thanks To Talent Scout Special Agent Tony Mangini who Helped Get The Following Free Agents To The Lestini Free Agent Combine, including: WR #4 – Darius Clark; FS #5 – Christopher Blanchard; WR #6 – Jeffery Barnett; WR #10 –Marcus Campbell; SLOT #11 Evan Cain; RB #12 – Robert Catchings; TE # 31 Benjamin Galbraith; and DT #59 – Jacob Banegas.
2018 NFL DRAFT TOP 32 MEARS RATINGS
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
2019 18TH ANNUAL LESTINI FREE AGENT MEARS RATING
LESTINI GOLD MEARS RATINGS
1 DE/TE Tyler Affa 6-1, 235, 4.56, 33, 4.31, 109, 25, Seton Hill U 2,685 MEARS
2 WR/TE Darius Clark 6-1, 220, 4.53, 36, 4.29, 118, 20, Newberry 2,610 MEARS
3 WR/FS Jazeric Peterson 6-0, 195, 4.48, 38, 4.13, 122, 12, Faulkner U 2,590 MEARS
4 WR/RET Jareth Embry 6-0, 175, 4.37, 40, 4.06, 128 Belhaven Univ 2,580 MEARS
5 CB/RET Bradley Jefferson 5-7, 155, 4.43, 38, 3.87, 111, 10 Averett U 2,576 MEARS
6 TE Benjamin Galbraith 6-6, 255, 4.7, 34, 4.29, 116, 22 Delta State 2,570 MEARS
7 SLOT Evan Cain 5-10, 185, 4.44, 38, 3.97, 109, 8, W New England U 2,555 MEARS
8 CB Dallin Finley 5-9, 189, 4.49, 38, 3.98, 119, 15 SW Minn Univ 2,543 MEARS
9 SS/CB Kunle Ayinde 5-11, 203, 4.55, 36, 3.94, 120, 10, Minnesota 2,526 MEARS
1 DE/TE – Tyler Affa – Affa of Seton Hill University Was One of The Most Impressive Players at The 2019 Lestini Professional Super Free Agent Combine and his Story is One of The Most Impressive Stories That I have Ever Heard-Of in my 45 Years as a Super Scout.
This Super-Star Athlete had an Incredible 4.56 Forty and an Impressive 4.31 Pro-Shuttle. These Speed Measurables Are Really Impressive for his Position and The Really Incredible Fact About Affa (#44) is that he did not Play High School Football, but He Walked-On at Lackawanna Junior College, Lettered Three Years at Seton Hill University, and Then He Finished his College Career by Playing In The Annual All-American Bowl and Earning The Jim Marshall Defensive Player of The Game Award.
The Affa Story is Totally Mind-Boggling. He Did Not Play High School Football, because he had a 1.67 GPA. After his High School Graduation, he Continued To-Work in “Dead-End” Jobs with Absolutely No-Goals. Then, one day, It All Clicked and Affa Decided to Start Lifting Weights and Play College Football in College. And The Rest Is History!
Affa Walked-On at Lackawanna National Junior College in The Spring of 2014 and then Red-Shirted in The Fall of 2014. Affa, Then Played in 2015 and was an Outstanding Defensive Player and Earned a Scholarship To Seton Hill University where he Started for Three Years in 2016, 2017, and 2018. After his Outstanding Senior Season, Affa was Invited To-Play in The All American Bowl Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota and by Recording 6 Tackles and 2 Quarterback Sacks, Affa Won The Jim Marshall Award for The Outstanding Defensive Lineman in The Game.
Affa is 6-1 and 235 and he Ran a 4.56 in The Forty and a 4.31 in The Pro-Shuttle. He could Play DE, TE, FB, or Linebacker. I am going to Rate him as a Tight End, because he made several Great Catches in The One-On-One Drills and he Impressed all of Our Lestini Combine Coaches.
“It’s been a Very Interesting and An Exhilarating Run, but I’m not quite ready to hang up My Cleats Just Yet. I still believe I have a lot of growing and improving left to do, but with The Right Coaches, I know Anything is Possible,” Tyler Affa
2 WR/TE Darius Clark – Clark (6-1, 220) Was an Outstanding Wide Receiver/Tight End of Newberry College Recorded an Outstanding 4.29 Pro-Shuttle. At First, I Thought That I would Rate Clark as a Tight End, but after Looking at his Highlight Film, and Seeing Him Make Two Absolutely Fabulous Deep Catches in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition, I Decided To Rate and Rank Clark as a Potential Wide Receiver, but Clark Can Definitely Play Both Positions. Although I Rated him as a Wide Receiver, as you can see in his Photo, Clark is a Real Physical Freak and he Could Also Become an Outstanding Tight End at The Next Level.
Darius Clark was Selected to Play in The
CanAm All-American Bowl Game.
Darius Clark, From Wadmalaw Island St John’s High School in South Carolina. In his Newberry College Career, Clark Finished with 1,045 All-Purpose Yards, including 384-Yards Rushing, 264-Yards Pass Receiving, 397-Yards on Kickoff Returns, and 83-Yards Passing. He also Recorded 10 Tackles.
Walking into The Weight Room at Newberry College, Head Coach Todd Knight knew that a Huge Challenge was Getting Ready To Come. His Football Team loves Neck Wrestling, a Grappling contest between Two Players that helps T0-Build The Neck Muscles, but while The Players Battle each other, Darius Clark calls out Knight. His Head Coach is The Best, and Clark wants The Crown.
Darius Clark Clearly Owns That Title of Being The Best on The Field. “He’s never beat me, to be clear,” Joked Knight, a Former Assistant Coach at Charleston Southern. “But it just shows how much he wants to be The Best. Clark is Honestly The Most Competitive Player that I know.”
s a Super and Versatile Athlete, Clark was Selected to Play in The All-American CanAm Bowl Game. This All-American Bowl Game is Played Between The Canadian All-Star Free Agents and American All-Star Free Agents with Scouts From Both The NFL, CFL, and Various Other Pro Football Leagues in Attendance.
3 WR/FS – Jazeric Peterson – Peterson is an Absolute Wide Receiver Freak. On his Highlight Film, Peterson Made Some Incredible and Unbelievable Catches. I watched about 10 of his Plays and he made Several Incredible Catches, Including Two or Three Defenders on him and he made Several Deep Catches, including a Couple 75-Yard Touchdown Passes; One 85-Yard Touchdown Catch; and One 92-Yard Touchdown Catch.
Peterson (#13) also made an Unbelievable Game-Winning Touchdown Catch in a 55-52 Victory over Reinhardt as his Faulkner Football Team Started The Season with a 4-0 Record which was The Greatest Start in Their History.
In The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine, Peterson was One of The Most Impressive Players in The Combine and also The One-On-One Player Drills Competition. In The Lestini Combine, Peterson Recorded The Best Standing Broad Jump of The Combine with a Very Impressive 122-Inch Standing Broad Jump and he also Recorded an Outstanding 4.13 Pro-Shuttle.
Due to The 35 Degree Temperature, his Forty was not anywhere close to his Career-Best of 4.42 or his Hudl Best of 4.44. Peterson Recorded Two 4.62 Forties at The Lestini Combine, although I Actually Timed him with a 4.59 Clocking. I then Averaged his Best Two Forty Times and my 4.59 and Gave Him a 4.48.
In The Lestini One-On-One Player Drills, Peterson Might Have Been One of The Most Impressive Players as I had him with Five Outstanding Catches, including an Unbelievably Impressive 10-Yard Out Pattern with The Cornerback Covering him Extremely Close.
4 WR/RET – Jareth Embry – Embry came-back for his Second Lestini Super Combine Camp, after Putting-Up Some “Mind-Boggling” Measurables at The 2018 Lestini Super Free Agent Combine with a 4.37 Forty, a 4.06 Pro-Shuttle, and an Outstanding 128 Standing Broad Jump. In The 2019 Lestini Free Agent Super Combine, Embry also Recorded Another Outstanding 4.15 Pro-Shuttle, but The Freezing Weather Probably Hindered His Best Measurable Efforts, but Embry is Still An Outstanding Player having some Incredible Speed and Agility Measurables. I have been in Scouting for over Four Decades and I have Occasionally Seen Players Record Some Measurables that Embry did at The 2018 Lestini Free Agent Combine. Embry as he ran the Fastest Forty with a 4.37 Forty and Tied with The Fastest Pro-Shuttle with a Fabulous 4.06 Pro-Shuttle.
In The 2018 Lestini Free Agent Camp 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.
In The 2019 Lestini Free Agent Camp Pass-Catching Drills, Embry (#7) made Several Great Catches, Including One Incredible Post-Pattern, with a Great Cover Cornerback Covering-Him; another Incredible Go-Pattern; and a Tremendous 10-Yard-Out and Go for an Incredible Touchdown.
Embry was an Outstanding Wide Receiver in The “Air-Raid” Passing Offense at Belhaven University and he is Unbelievable on his Highlight Film. Embry also Recorded an Outstanding 38-Inch and a 40-Inch Vertical Jump to go with his 23-Feet and 6-Inch Long Jump Record.
5 CB/RET/SLOT Bradley “Stick” Jefferson was The Highlight of The Lestini Pro-Shuttle with Two Incredible Pro-Shuttle Timings. His 3.87 Timing was The Fastest of The Lestini Super Free Agent Combine and his other 4.13 was also Outstanding. His Best Pro-Shuttle at The Hudl Super Combine was a 4.2 Timing, but he also did an Outstanding 38-Inch Vertical Jump, a 4.41 in The Forty, and 10 Reps on The Bench Press. In his Lestini 40-Yard Dash, Jefferson Ran Two 4.47 Timings, Plus I Timed him in a 4.45, so I Averaged a 4.47, My 4.45, and his Hudl 4.41 and Gave Him a 4.43 Clocking.
Bradley Jefferson was a Member of The Team USA All-American Team, which Played The Mexico All-Stars.
Jefferson Played his High School Football at Washington-Wilkes High School in Washington, Georgia. In 2017, at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, Jefferson Blocked Two Kicks and in 2018, Jefferson and Two Other Senior Teammates Were Selected To Play in The Aztec All-American Bowl XLV in Mexico City. As a Cornerback and Return Specialist, Jefferson, was a Member of The Team USA All-American Eagles Team, which Faced The Mexico All-Stars in Olympic Stadium.
The Aztec Bowl, along with The All-American Bowl and CanAm All-American Bowl, is an Annual All-Star Game That Features Players from NCAA Division I, II and III Schools Across The Country. Players arrived on in Mexico City on Tuesday and began practice Wednesday. Players also had the opportunity to visit Aztec Ruins. In The Aztec Bowl Game, Jefferson Earned MVP Honors for Team USA after returning a Kickoff 99-Yards for a Touchdown.
I Originally Rated and Ranked Jefferson as a Cornerback with a 2,515 MEARS RATING, but I then Rated him as a SLOT Back and Return Specialist with a 2,615 MEARS RATING and Averaged Both Ratings and Gave him a 2,565 MEARS RATING.
Jefferson finished his Averett Career as USA South All-Conference Selection and helped Averett To-Post an 8-2 Record and a 6-1 Record in League Conference Play. Jefferson made The All-Conference Team at Two Positions, as a Cornerback and Return Man, as he Set The USA South Record for The Longest Kickoff Return for Touchdown in The 2018 Season with a 100-Yard Kickoff Return in The Season Opener, Against Hampden-Sydney.
6 TE – Benjamin Galbraith – Galbraith From Olive Branch Lewisville High School, Mississippi and Delta State University, is an Outstanding Blocking Tight End, but he also has Great Hands as Demonstrated in The Lestini One-On-One Player Drills With Several Great Catches.
Although Galbraith Played in an “Air-Raid Passing Offense” Using Four Wide Receivers, at Delta State and he only Caught 11 Passes for 82-Yards and One Touchdown as a Senior, at The Lestini Super Combine One-On-One Player Competition, Galbraith Caught 8 Passes, including Two Outstanding Catches with Close Coverage by a Defensive Back.
In The Lestini Combine, Galbraith Did an Incredible 4.29 Pro-Shuttle and an Outstanding 105 Standing Broad Jump, but with The Cold Weather, he only Ran a 5.09 Forty, so During a Break in The Combine, I asked him what his Best Forty and Vertical was and he Told me a 4.7 Forty and a 34-Inch Vertical Jump. He also said that he had done a 116-Inch Standing Broad Jump, and so, due to The Cold Weather, I gave him all Three Measureables.
Five Lestini Free Agents, Including Galbraith, Played in The Prestigious CanAm All-American Bowl Game Between The Canadian All-Stars and The American All-Stars.
7 SLOT Wide Receiver – Evan Cain – Cain From Hudson High School in Massachusetts, West Field State University,and Western New England University is an Unbelievable, Versatile Receiver and Athlete who can play a Lot of Different Positions and he is Also a Great Leader, as he was Voted as a Senior Tri-Captain on his 2016 Western New England Team.
On his Highlight Film, Cain was an Unbelievably Versatile Wide Receiver Freak. On his First Play on His Highlight Film, Cain Ran a Beautiful 10-Yard Stop-And-Go Pattern for a 60-Yard Touchdown. On his Second Play, he Ran a 10-Yard Out-And-Go for a 75-Yard Touchdown; and then on The Third Play, he Ran a Deep-Post Pattern for a 90-Yard Touchdown.
On Another Highlight Film, Cain Recorded Three 75-Yard Punt Returns For a Touchdown; a 95-Yard Kickoff Return For a Touchdown; and an 85-Yard Touchdown Catch. Cain Also Made Three Outstanding Catches in The One-On-One Player Drills Competition.
In The Lestini Super Combine, Cain Ran an Incredible 3.97 Pro-Shuttle, but due toThe Cold Weather, he did not run his best Forty. His Best Forty at The Lestini Combine was a 4.59 Forty, but his Best Forty at The NFL Combine was a 4.44 and That is What I Gave Him.
In The CanAm All-American Bowl Game With Teammates Tyler Affa, Marcus Campbell, Darius Clark, and Benjamin Galbraith, Cain was The Prestigious “All-Out” Award Winner.
8 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 Player Competition, 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 Senior in 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.
In 2015, when Finley was a Sophomore, he Won The 100-Meters at The Red Raider Open with his 10.8 Clocking. His 4×100 Sprint Relay Team Clocked a 43.7 and Finished with a Second Place Finish.
On his Highlight Film, Finley is Outstanding and he looks a lot Faster on his Film than his Two Official 4.56 Forties that he Ran at The 2019 Lestini Free Agent Camp. I actually Timed him in a 4.53 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 4.53 and came-up with an Official 4.49 for his Forty Time.
9 SS/CB – Kunle Ayinde – Ayinde From Blaine, Minnesota Might have been One of The Most Impressive Players at The Lestini Professional Free Agents Combine, but His Outstanding Feats Might Have Been “Under-The-Radar” except for his Unbelievable and Incredible 3.94 Pro-Shuttle. First of All, his Best Pro-Shuttle at The Minnesota Pro-Day was a 4.4 Pro-Shuttle, but he has been Working and Training-Hard To-Improve His Best by Over 4 Seconds.
At The Minnesota Pro-Day Combine, Ayinde Recorded Some Outstanding Measurables with a 36 Vertical Jump, a 4.52 Forty, a 120-Inch Standing Broad Jump, and 10 Reps of 225 Pounds on The Bench Press. At The Lestini Professional Free Agent Combine, he Recorded Two 4.6 Forties, but I Timed Him with a 4.58 Forty and so I Averaged his 4.52, 4.6, and my 4.58 and gave him an Official 4.55 Forty. He did a 119-Inch Standing Broad Jump, but I Gave him his 120-Inch Standing Broad Jump at his Pro-Day. And then, Of Course, his Incredible 3.94 in The Pro-Shuttle Gave him The Maximum 400 MEARS RATING Points.
Hard-Work and Complete Dedication has Helped Ayinde in His Career, Ever Since The Ninth Grade when he Came-Out For Football for The First Time. After Four-Years of Hard Work and Dedication, it Really Paid-Off when The Minnesota Gophers Offered him a Preferred-Walk-On Opportunity and his Hard Work and Dedication, Again, Got him a Full Scholarship. In 2016, as a Fourth-Year Junior, Avinde Helped Lead The Gophers To Win a Trip to The Holiday Bowl and then in That Holiday Bowl, Avinde Recorded an Unbelievable “Pick-Six” Touchdown To-Clinch a 17-12 Victory over Washington State. The “Pick-Six” was Ruled Not To Be a “Pick-Six”, but it led to The Winning Touchdown For The Minnesota Gophers.
Then as a Fifth-Year Senior, Ayinde (#4) was The Defensive Veteran for The Gophers and With Great Versatility With The Ability To-Play All Three Positions in The Gophers Secondary. Then, Late in The Season, The Gophers Secondary was Stretched-Thin With Injuries and Ayinde was Moved From Strong Safety to Cornerback and He Recorded a Career-High 9 Tackles, Including 8 Solo tackles, 1 Tackle for a Loss, and 1 Pass Breakup in a Huge 24-17 Victory over The University of Illinois. Ayinde Finished his 2017 Senior Year with 51 Tackles, including 37 Solo Tackles, 2.5 Tackles for a Loss, 5 Pass Breakups, and 1 Interception.
In The Lestini One-On-One Player Drills Competition, Ayinde Made Several Outstanding Defensive Plays, including One Great Deep Pattern that he Batted-Down The Ball and Another Batted-Down Pass on a Crossing Pattern. I thought that he had Excellent Speed and Capable To-Play All Three Positions in The Secondary at The Next Level.
“I Wake-Up Everyday and Thank The Lord For All His Blessings and I Make The Most of all of my Opportunities and “Big-Breaks” that Happen in My Life,” Kunle Ayinde.