MFE Coaches Position Profile Metric to LOP

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS Quarterback

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’3″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.5 – 4.6
  • Weight: 220 lbs. – 240lbs. Bench: 260 lbs. – 300lbs    Squat: 425 lbs. – 450lbs+

Coach Keys: *Polished– Pro-Style or Spread QBs *Spin Efficiency: Excels throwing – Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, and Seam Route with no loft / *Arm Strength– Ability to throw the ball through the goalpost from opposite 40-yard line / *Proficient abilityto throw receivers open & ability to execute the back-shoulder throw / *Dual-Threat QBsmay be raw as passers but best pure athlete on the field / *Demonstrates High level QB ability– All-State level *Recognition from national recruiting media & Premier National Camp & Combine presence a MUST.

FCS Quarterback

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’3” 40yd: 4.6 – 4.65
  • Weight: 210 lbs. – 220lbs. Bench: 250 lbs. – 275lbs                  Squat: 385 lbs. – 425lbs+

Coach Keys / * High Level Play– Pro-Style and Spread QBs possess 2 0r 3 of the qualities of a FBS QB / *Spin Efficiency– Ability to throw the Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, & Seam Route with slight loft. *Arm Strength– Ability to throw ball through goalpost from 50-yard line / *Proficient abilityto throw receivers open and execute the back-shoulder throw. *Dual-Threat QBscan be raw as passers but must display the ability of a pure athlete on the field with above average size/speed combinations / *Demonstrates High Level QB ability– All-Conference level at minimum. *Recognition from national recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful.

D2 – High NAIA Quarterback

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.70 – 4.80
  • Weight: 200 lbs. – 215lbs. Bench: 245 lbs. – 265lbs                  Squat: 345 lbs. – 385lbs+

Coach Keys: * Quality of Play– Pro-Style and Spread QBs possess developmental need areas, intangibles exist /  *Spin Efficiency– Ability to throw the Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, & Seam Route with very little loft / *Arm Strength– Ability to throw ball through goalpost from 50-yard line / *Proficient abilityto throw receivers open and execute the back-shoulder throw / *Dual-Threat QBscan be raw as passers but must display the ability of a one of the best athletes on the field with average size/speed combinations / *Demonstrates High Level QB ability– All-Conference level recommended.College Camp exposure.

Low NAIA – D3 Quarterback

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10” – 60” 40yd: 4.8 – 4.9
  • Weight: 180 lbs. – 200lbs. Bench: 225 lbs. – 245lbs                  Squat: 300 lbs. – 345lbs+

Coach Keys: * Quality of Play– Pro-Style and Spread QBs possess developmental or size factor for being recruited at this level as QB / *Spin Efficiency– Ability to throw the Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, & Seam Route with some loft / *Arm Strength– Ability to throw ball through goalpost from 45-yard line / *Proficient abilityto throw receivers open and execute the back-shoulder throw / *Dual-Threat QBscan be raw as passers but must display the ability of a good athlete on the field, size being the main factor of recruitment at this level, with above average size/speed combinations / *Demonstrates High Level QB ability*1-year Varsity Starting experience a minimum and College Camp exposure.

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS TE / HB

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’4″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.7 – 4.7.5
  • Weight: 230 lbs. – 250lbs. Bench: 300 lbs. – 315lbs     Squat: 440 lbs. – 465lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must have a great combination of size & speed and change the LOS at point of attack *Versatile Efficiency– Must be able to stretch the field vertically, display of soft hands and explosive in both the run game as well as after catch. *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to hunt the open areas in zone coverage, displays the ability to win in man to man coverage and can create with the ball in hands after catch / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS FB / HB

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’3″ – 6’3.5” 40yd: 4.8 – 4.85
  • Weight: 220 lbs. – 230lbs. Bench: 285 lbs. – 300lbs                 Squat: 405 lbs. – 440lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must have a combination of size & speed and change the LOS at point of attack *Versatile Efficiency– Must be able to stretch the field vertically, display of soft hands competes at a high level in both the run game as well as after catch.  *Ability in Space– Displays skill set to hunt the open areas in zone coverage, displays the ability to compete in man to man coverage and can compete with the ball in hands after catch / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference Player.

D2 – High NAIA FB / HB

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’3” 40yd: 4.85
  • Weight: 215 lbs. – 220lbs. Bench: 265 lbs. – 280lbs                 Squat: 365 lbs. – 400lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must have a combination of size & speed and change the LOS at point of attack *Versatile Efficiency– Must be able to stretch the field vertically, display of soft hands competes at a high level in both the run game as well as after catch.  *Ability in Space– Displays skill set to hunt the open areas in zone coverage, displays the ability to separate in man to man coverage and can compete with the ball in hands after catch / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference Player.

Low NAIA – D3 FB / HB

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.9 – 4.95
  • Weight: 200 lbs. – 210lbs. Bench: 245 lbs. – 260lbs                 Squat: 315 lbs. – 360lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must have a combination of size & speed and change the LOS at point of attack *Versatile Efficiency– Must be able to stretch the field vertically, display of soft hands competes at a high level in both the run game as well as after catch.  *Ability in Space– Displays skill set to after catch in both man and zone coverage / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Varsity starter.

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Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS DB – Corner & Safety will be evaluated separate; however, profile will begin the same!

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.5 or better on Beam!
  • Weight: 190 lbs. – 210lbs. Bench: 285 lbs. – 300lbs    Squat: 385 lbs. – 405lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must be an elite athlete, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as lock down man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS DB – Corner & Safety will be evaluated separate; however, profile will begin the same!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.5.5 – 4.6
  • Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 270 lbs. – 280bs                  Squat: 365 lbs. – 385lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Not quite the FBS level elite athlete, but coaches believe they can coach and skills are present, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as lock down man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player with National camp exposure.

D2 – High NAIA DB – Corner & Safety will be evaluated separate; however, profile will begin the same!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10” – 5’11” 40yd: 4.6 – 4.65
  • Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 250 lbs. – 275lbs                  Squat: 335 – 365 lbs.

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must be tough, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as good man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

Low NAIA – D3 DB – Corner & Safety will be evaluated separate; however, profile will begin the same!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’9″ – 5’11” 40yd: 4.7 – 4.8
  • Weight: 165 lbs. – 180lbs. Bench: 225 lbs. – 245lbs                  Squat: 275 lbs. – 315lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Solid, tough athlete, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency– Displays solid ability to play multiple zone coverages with good Football IQ as well as good man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space– Displays good ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Varsity starter!

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS WR

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.5 or better on Beam!
  • Weight: 190 lbs. – 210lbs. Bench: 235 lbs. – 250lbs     Squat: 315 lbs. – 335lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must be an elite athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense 100% of the time /  *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to come off the L.O.S. with an instant release, low pad level and zero to little wasted movement / *Ability in Space– Displays an initial burst stemming the DB with great level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well great ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS WR

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.5.5 – 4.6
  • Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 270 lbs. – 280bs                   Squat: 365 lbs. – 385lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must be an elite athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense 100% of the time /  *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to come off the L.O.S. with an instant release, low pad level and zero to little wasted movement / *Ability in Space– Displays an initial burst stemming the DB with great level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well great ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

 

D2 – High NAIA – WR

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10” – 5’11” 40yd: 4.6 – 4.65
  • Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 250 lbs. – 275lbs                  Squat: 335 – 365 lbs.

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must be a good athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense / *Versatile Efficiency– Typically very athletic, quicker than fast or possesses the speed and is undersized for the position/ *Ability in Space– Displays level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well good ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Plays with a high motor. He has earned All-Conference Honors.

Low NAIA – D3 – WR

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’9″ – 5’11” 40yd: 4.7 – 4.8
  • Weight: 165 lbs. – 180lbs. Bench: 225 lbs. – 245lbs                  Squat: 275 lbs. – 315lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must be a good athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense / *Versatile Efficiency– Typically very athletic, is undersized for the position/ *Ability in Space– Displays good level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well good ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Plays with a high motor. Has been a Varsity Starter.

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS Offensive Line

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’4″ – 6’6” 40yd: 5.0 on Beam!
  • Weight: 290 lbs. – 310lbs. Bench: 320 lbs. – 350lbs    Squat: 450 lbs. – 465lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Dominates at the Point of Attack on the LOS putting defenders on their backs. Displays the ability to establish a new LOS with movement on defender. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays great balance. Displays excellent pad level and leverage with great knee bend! Displays a great wide base 100% of the time. Displays the ability to pass set with a great kick set and slide and can mirror the DL with ease with great feet. Long arms for punch and lock out/ *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to get to 2ndlevel and win in space with level change of hips and accelerating of feet / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS Offensive Line

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’3″ – 6’5” 40yd: 5.2 on Beam!
  • Weight: 275 lbs. – 300lbs. Bench: 300 lbs. – 315lbs     Squat: 425 lbs. – 450lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Display the consistent dominance at the Point of Attack on the LOS. Coaches believe a year to develop possible a redshirt year, however skill set is present to play at high level. Displays the ability to establish a new LOS with movement on defender. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays very good balance.  Displays very good pad level and leverage with very good knee bend! Displays a very good wide base most of the time. Displays the ability to pass set with a very good kick set and slide and can mirror the DL with ease with very good feet. Long arms for punch and lock out or long frame to develop / *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to get to 2ndlevel and win in space with level change of hips and accelerating of feet most of the time / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference & All-District player with some National exposure.

D2 – High NAIA – Offensive Line

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’4” 40yd: 5.3 on Beam!
  • Weight: 260 lbs. – 285lbs. Bench: 285 lbs. – 300lbs    Squat: 410 lbs. – 425lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Display the consistent aggressive edgy play at the Point of Attack on the LOS. Displays the ability to establish a new LOS with movement on defender. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good balance. Displays good pad level and leverage with good knee bend! Displays a good wide base most of the time. Displays the ability to pass set with a good kick set and slide and can mirror the DL with good feet / *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to get to 2ndlevel and win in space with level change of hips and accelerating of feet most of the time / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

Low NAIA – D3 – Offensive Line

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’3” 40yd: 5.4 on Beam!
  • Weight: 250 lbs. – 275lbs. Bench: 275 lbs. – 285lbs     Squat: 385 lbs. – 405lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Flashes the ability to establish a new LOS with movement on defender. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays solid balance. Displays solid pad level and leverage with solid knee bend! Displays a solid wide base most of the time. Displays the ability to pass set with a good kick set and slide and can mirror the DL with solid feet / *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to get to 2ndlevel and win in space with level change of hips and accelerating of feet most of the time / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Varsity Starter!

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’3″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.7 – 4.8 on Beam!
  • Weight: 260 lbs. – 310lbs. Bench: 325 – 350 lbs.            Squat: 450 lbs. – 475lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Dominates & over powers offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack.  Disrupts & controls gap, plays with great leverage, demands double teams and wins. Great technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays Elite quick twitch get-off with feet on the ground, great motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays excellent strike and separate and a great punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with great knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays excellent ability to get push the pocket, wins on the edge and is relentless to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’4” 40yd: 4.8 – 4.9 on Beam!
  • Weight: 250 lbs. – 295lbs. Bench: 305 – 320 lbs.            Squat: 425 lbs. – 450lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Not quite the production or dominance of the elite FBS player displays very good dominance & over powers offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack.  Very good disrupting & controlling gap, plays with very good leverage, demands double teams and wins. Very good technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays very good quick twitch get-off with feet on the ground, very good motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays very good strike and separate and a great punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with very good knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays very good ability to get push the pocket, wins most of the time on the edge and is aggressive to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Area and All District with some National recognition from recruiting media. 

 

D2 – High NAIA – Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’3” 40yd: 4.8 – 4.9 on Beam!
  • Weight: 240 lbs. – 275lbs. Bench: 300 – 315 lbs.            Squat: 405 lbs. – 425lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Flashes the ability to dominate & over power offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack.  Good disrupting & controlling gap, plays with good leverage, demands double teams and wins. Good technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good quick twitch get-off with feet on the ground, good motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays good strike and separate and a good punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with good knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays good ability to get push the pocket, wins on the edge and is aggressive to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multiyear Starter, All Area and All Conference selection.    

 

 

NAIA – D3 – Defensive Line: NG, DT’s & DE’s – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of Front played!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.9 – 5.0 on Beam!
  • Weight: 225 lbs. – 260lbs. Bench: 275 – 295 lbs.             Squat: 385 lbs. – 405lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Solid ability to dominate & over power offensive lineman creating a new LOS at the point of attack.  Solid disrupting & controlling gap, plays with solid leverage, demands double teams and wins. Solid technique is visual, on balance with hot feet. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good quick feet on the ground, good motor that never stops winning the battling of the hands. Displays solid strike and separate and a solid punch to the offensive lineman’s upper torso. Leverage with solid knee bend displaying the ability to jump off on screens! / *Pass Rush Ability & Motor – Displays solid ability to get push the pocket, competes on the edge and is aggressive to the QB. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Minimum 1-year Starter.      

 

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS Linebacker – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of MLB & OLB!

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’4” 40yd: 4.6 on Beam!
  • Weight: 230 lbs. – 240lbs. Bench: 315 – 325 lbs.             Squat: 445 lbs. – 465lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays the ability to take over a game physically. Extreme disrupter all over the field. Physically is a dominate factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Great instincts with a great nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays great loose hips and great knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Great match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Great understanding of pursuit angles with great closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS Linebacker – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of MLB & OLB!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’1″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.65 on Beam!
  • Weight: 220 lbs. – 225lbs. Bench: 300 – 315 lbs.            Squat: 425 lbs. – 435lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays the skill set of a FBS LB just not as consistent and profile is not total package either size or weight or speed differ by small amounts.  Displays very good ability to take over a game physically.  Very good disrupter all over the field.  Physically is very good factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Very good instincts with a very good nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays very good loose hips and very good knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Very good match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Very good understanding of pursuit angles with very good closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All District with some National recognition from recruiting media.

 

 

 

 

D2 – High NAIA – Linebacker – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of MLB & OLB!                                                          Physical Measurables:                                Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.65 on Beam!
  • Weight: 220 lbs. – 225lbs. Bench: 300 – 315 lbs.            Squat: 425 lbs. – 435lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays the skill set of a FBS LB just not as consistent and profile is not total package either size or weight or speed differ by small amounts.  Displays very good ability to take over a game physically.  Very good disrupter all over the field.  Physically is very good factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Very good instincts with a very good nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays very good loose hips and very good knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Very good match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Very good understanding of pursuit angles with very good closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

 

Low NAIA – D3 – Linebacker – Evaluation and profile will vary on Coach specifics of MLB & OLB!

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10″ – 6’0” 40yd: 4.75 on Beam!
  • Weight: 200 lbs. – 215lbs. Bench: 275 – 295 lbs.             Squat: 365 lbs. – 405lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays good ability to take over a game physically.  Good disrupter all over the field.  Physically is a good factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Good instincts with a good nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good loose hips and good knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Good match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Good understanding of pursuit angles with Good closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Minimum 1-year Varsity starter.

 

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS RB – Evaluation can vary as determined by coaching staff and specific Offense system.

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.4 – 4.5 on Beam!
  • Weight: 210 lbs. – 220lbs. Bench: 280 – 300lbs.            Squat: 390lbs. – 405lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays excellent ability to run with speed and power.  Displays exceptional lower and upper body strength and balance. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays excellent ability to work from the backfield and in space.  Excellent ball skills and ball security skills with great body control, ability to change directions in space and displays great patience allowing play to develop with great instincts to visualize and hit opening.  Once in space great speed to create explosive plays / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS RB – Evaluation can vary as determined by coaching staff and specific Offense system.

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’11” – 6’0” 40yd: 4.5 on Beam!
  • Weight: 195 lbs. – 205lbs. Bench: 270 – 280 lbs.            Squat: 375 lbs. – 390lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays very good ability to run with speed and power.  Displays very good lower and upper body strength and balance. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays very good ability to work from the backfield and in space.  Very good ball skills and ball security skills with very good body control, ability to change directions in space and displays very good patience allowing play to develop with very good instincts to visualize and hit opening.  Once in space very good speed to create explosive plays / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All District and All Conference.  Some National recognition from recruiting media

 

D2 – High NAIA – RB – Evaluation can vary as determined by coaching staff and specific Offense system.                                                          Physical Measurables:                  Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10” – 5’11” 40yd: 4.7 on Beam!
  • Weight: 175 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 250 – 270 lbs.            Squat: 350 lbs. –365 lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays good ability to run with speed and power. Displays good lower and upper body strength and balance. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good ability to work from the backfield and in space.  Good ball skills and ball security skills with good body control, ability to change directions in space and displays good patience allowing play to develop with good instincts to visualize and hit opening.  Once in space good speed to create explosive plays / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

Low NAIA – D3 – RB – Evaluation can vary as determined by coaching staff and specific Offense system.

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’9″ – 5’10” 40yd: 4.75 on Beam!
  • Weight: 160 lbs. – 170lbs. Bench: 225 – 250 lbs.            Squat: 315 lbs. – 45lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Size is the only factor dropping to this level, good player – Displays good ability to run with speed and power.  Displays good lower and upper body strength and balance. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good ability to work from the backfield and in space.  Good ball skills and ball security skills with good body control, ability to change directions in space and displays good patience allowing play to develop with good instincts to visualize and hit opening.  Once in space good speed to create explosive plays / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FCS – Athlete – College Projection – DB / Slot WR / RB / Returner

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10” – 5’11” 40yd: 4.6 – 4.65

Weight: 160 lbs. – 175lbs.               Bench: 250 lbs. – 275lbs                  Squat: 335 – 365 lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Not quite the FBS level elite athlete, but coaches believe they can coach and skills are present, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to play multiple positions on both Offense & Defense! Displays a high Football IQ *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to fly to the alley, set the edge on Defense & is explosive with the ball in his hands on Offense at either RB or Slot.  *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player with National camp exposure.

Early to Project Level of Play – Athlete’s name is a developing Position with # of years years to play and polish skill set, mature and create explosive skill set to play at college level. Instruction important this Spring and Summer at camps.

 

Snapshot of Position Profile Measurable relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach: size is not the defining factor, however, it is the starting point! Athlete must demonstrate higher elite level abilities of coach keys presented.

Athlete Name is a developing RB with # of years years to play and polish skill set, mature and create explosive skill set to play at college level. Instruction important this Spring and Summer at camps.

 

The MFE-index rating – is an exclusive evaluation using the metrics of individual profile, athletic ability, fundamental display of position mastery and level of play!  

MFE Evaluation Scale: Evaluation of a High School Football player as it relates to Projected Level of Play, Impact at the College Level, Projected College Starter and Post College Projection.

Division 1 – FBS HS Prospects – (6.5 – 9.0)

*8.5 – 9.0 – Elite High School Prospect – (Composite ranking 6.1 Rivals / ESPN.com 5-Stars – 90-100 / 247 Sports 101-110 Franchise Player) / (6.5 = immediate starter / 7.0 = Franchise / Best Player at Position.)

*8.1 – 8.4 – Impact-Prospect at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 5.8-6.0 Rivals / ESPN.com 4-Stars – 80-89 / 247Sports 98-100) / (6.0 = Early Starter & Contributor / 6.4 = Immediate Starter.)

*7.5 – 8.0 – Probable Starter at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 5.5-5.7 Rivals / ESPN.com 3-Stars – 70-79 / 247Sports 90-97) / (5.5 = Potential Starter / 6.0 = Probable Starter.) 

*7.1 – 7.4 – Good Prospect at Primary Position –  (Composite Ranking 5.0-5.4 Rivals / ESPN.com 2-Stars – 60 -69 / 247Sports 80-89) / (5.1 = Potential Starter / 5.4 = Probable Starter.) 

*6.5 – 7.0 – Sleeper Prospect at Primary Position – (Composite Ranking 4.9 Rivals / ESPN.com No-Stars – Below 60 / 247Sports 79-Below) / (4.5 = Quality Backup / 5.0 = Late Starter.)

Division 1AA – FCS HS Prospects – (5.5 – 6.4)

*5.5 – 6.4 – (LOP Rating – 6.4 = FCS Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 6.0 = FCS Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – 5.5 = Role player – FCS Backup Player – Late Developer)   

Division 2 – HS Prospects – (5.1 – 5.4)

*5.1 – 5.4 – (LOP Rating – 5.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 5.1 = D2 Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 5.1 = Role player – D2  Backup Player – Late Developer)   

NAIA – HS Prospects – (4.6 – 5.0)

*4.6 – 5.0 – (LOP Rating – 5.0 = NAIA Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 4.6 = NAIA  Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 4.6 = Role player – NAIA Backup Player – Late Developer)

D3 – HS Prospects – (4.0 – 4.5)

*4.0 – 4.5 – (LOP Rating – 4.5 = D3 Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 4.0 = D3 Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – Below 4.0 = Role player – D3 Backup Player – Late Developer)

 

 

 

 

College Prospect Performance Standards

Most important part of college exposure process is knowing how good you are. Knowing your value to a college coach will make your recruiting process simpler and more effective.

These are kicking practice distances and hang times that you should be able to achieve on a calm, warm day, with a decent, broken-in leather footballs, in the summer before your senior season of high school.

 Kickers

 

Division 1:

  • 55+ yard field goal range off the ground. 60+ FG range off a 1-inch block.
  • 70+ yard kickoff range off a 1-inch kickoff tee.
  • Solid fundamentals. Good ball rotation and height on kicks.
  • Many division one scholarship athletes can kick 60+ yard field goals off the ground. If your range is closer to 55, you are more likely to be a walk-on candidate.

Division 2:

  • 50+ yard field goal range off the ground. 55+ FG range off a 1-inch block.
  • 65+ yard kickoff range off a 1-inch tee.
  • Solid fundamentals. Good ball rotation and height on the kicks.
  • Since division 2 schools can offer anywhere between few thousand dollars and a full scholarship, closer you are to division 1 standards, bigger your scholarship will be.

Division 3:

  • 45+ yard field goal range off the ground. 50+ FG range off a 1-inch block.
  • 60+ yard kickoff average off a 1-inch tee. Being able to kickoff directionally and execute pop up kickoffs.
  • Good enough fundamentals and good work ethic.
  • Since division 3 schools do not offer athletic scholarships, prospects are offered financial packages based on their skill-level, in combination with their academics, and/or family financial need.

NAIA Schools:

  • Similar standards to Division 2 NCAA schools
  • Like division 2 schools, NAIA schools can give scholarships of any amount to athletes – ranging from few thousand dollars to a full scholarship.

 

Punters

 

Division 1:

  • Ability to hit 50+ yard punts from line of scrimmage with 4.7+ second hang times
  • Top high school punters in the country are able to hit 5.0+ second hang times. There is a huge difference in consistency among punters. Some guys have really strong legs with acceptable consistency, while others have adequate leg strength with outstanding consistency.
  • Good hands are a must. Between catching the snap and foot punting the ball, punter has only 1.15 to 1.3 seconds. Total operation time including the snap is around 2.1 seconds in college.

Division 2:

  • Ability to hit 45+ yard punts from line of scrimmage with 4.4+ second hang times on at least 5 out of 10 punts.
  • Some division 2 punters are able to hit hang times of close to 5.0 seconds. Those athletes will receive larger scholarships. Sometimes division 2 schools place lower priority on punting, not even giving any scholarship money to a punter. They find the best punter they have on the team and live with it. This is why division 2 punting can resemble NFL-level at one college and high school level at another.
  • Good hands are a must.

Division 3:

  • Ability to hit 40+ yard punts from line of scrimmage with 4.0+ second hang times on at least 5 out of 10 punts.
  • Since snapping and protection at division 3 level is not as good as some of the bigger schools, punters who can punt the ball quickly and/or can roll out punt (rugby style) are more valuable.

The College Football Recruiting Process for Placekickers, Punters, & Long Snappers

Introduction

The collegiate recruiting process for placekickers, punters, & long snappers can be confusing and frustrating at times. It is paramount that players, their coaches, and parents are fully aware of every facet and pitfall involved. A little homework early in the process will go a long way in saving time and finding the student-athlete the absolute best situation possible. Players that believe, “If I’m good enough, the colleges will find me”, often end up disappointed.

College football for placekickers, punters and long snappers can be one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences of a young athlete’s life. While it may sound contrary to how we view the sport and all the good stuff that goes into it, the college recruiting process is best viewed as a business transaction without emotion.

At National Kicking Service we assist our players throughout the entire recruiting process. Whether you are a National Kicking Service veteran or not, feel free to contact me for any assistance I may provide.

Gene Muriaty
Director/Owner
National Kicking Service
781-837-4963
nks@kickpunt.com

 

RB   CRITICAL   FACTORS:   Good NFL running backs have great balance and vision and know where to run. To be special, a runner must be versatile enough to play effectively on every down and the best backs are highly competitive.

  • ATHLETIC ABILITY— INITIAL QUICKNESS—explosiveness off ball.  QUICKNESS—ability to pick and slide, quickness to corner, cutting ability into stride and elusiveness—darting or weaving, AGILITY-ability to accelerate into hole, ability to turn upfield and ability to pick and slide, BALANCE—ability to turn corner and get upfield and ability to run under his pads.
  • STRENGTH & EXPLOSION—STRENGTH—power and strength as inside runner, ability to break tackles, ability to get short yardage and extra yardage on his own and durability to take and deliver hits and punishment, EXPLOSION— surge into blocks, ability to turn upfield and explode through the hole.
  • PLAYING SPEED—-speed of the player in pads on the field. START— quickness out of block and quickness after start or 2nd       COD— ability to cut       STRIDE/FLUIDITY— length of stride—type of runner = long/short, smooth, loose, tight, labors.
  • COMPETITIVENESS – players toughness & intensity—physically & mentally.  CLUTCH PLAYER— win at all costs, wants to be best, plays with confidence & aggressiveness and wants the ball with game on line.  WORK ETHIC— works to bring the best on and off the field     PRODUCTION— all competitors must have production –yards per carry, yards after contact, avoidance yardage.
  • SIZE – must meet or be close to minimum requirement., type of build overall—studying the definition of ankles, calfs, thighs, hips,chest, shoulder, neck and arms, and does he have growth potential or is fully bulked.

 

RB POSITION SPECIFICS:

  • (1) INSTINCTS – INITIAL QUICKNESS—first move off ball, natural running ability and visual feel for blocking angles and holes.
  • (2) HANDS – soft or hard, body catch, trap or catch out of frame, eye/hand coordination, concentration, soft or loud sounding when hitting hands., big or small hands.
  • (3) BLOCKING – effectiveness inside and outside and as a pass blocker as well as ability to adjust to movement.
  • (4) ELUSIVENESS –ability to make people miss, darter or weaver type, patterns & cuts. Cod and balance,
  • (5) BALL SECURITY – if fumbler, why?—missing pressure points, courage, carelessness, physical makeup.
  • (6) DURABILITY – ability to deliver and take pounding and coming back to run just as hard & decisive.  Can he play well hurt?
  • (7) INSIDE RUN & OUTSIDE RUN SKILLS – INSIDE —ability to pick & slide and hit hole quickly, patience and vision to read blocks and burst through the hole and quickness to avoid onto the second level.  OUTSIDE—speed to the corner, acceleration around the corner, quick cutting ability back inside.  POWER- breaks tackles, short yardage effectiveness, extra yardage on his own.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS FACTORS:

  1. RETURNERS
  2. COVERAGE SPECIALISTS
  3. PROTECTION SPECIALISTS

  

SEQUENCIAL ORDER OF EVALUATING A RB ON A PLAY:

  1. START
  2. RUN VISION & INSTINCTS
  3. INSIDE RUN/OUTSIDE RUN
  4. ELUSIVENESS
  5. POWER
  6. RUN BLOCK/PASS BLOCK/EFFORT BLOCK
  7. DURABILITY
  8. BALL SECURITY
  9. HANDS

 

 

 

“How do I get recruited?”

Realize that academics are # 1. Often, the first question a college recruiter will ask me is….”Can I get him accepted?”…. You can’t play if you don’t clear the NCAA Eligibility Center’s or NAIA’s requirements. Coaches look for solid student athletes. They are wary of players that may become academically ineligible or need constant academic supervision. If two players of equal ability are being recruited for the same position the best student will be chosen in a heartbeat.

Seek out the very best coaching possible for your position whether it’s a coach on your team, National Kicking Service, or another reputable program. Become a student of your skill. Train hard and smart. Be efficient in your workouts on the field and in the weight room. Always have a plan and stick with it. If possible, find a training partner(s) in your skill and train together as much as possible. Always training alone in a vacuum deprives a player of outside feedback and the camaraderie of the position.

Obviously, exceptional performance is necessary to showcase your skill. Recording those performances clearly is of the highest priority. That leads us to the next section.

Making Game Highlight Videos

Most high school and junior college football programs these days are fairly sophisticated in recording game video. More and more are using the HUDL program to optimize all aspects. There are others. Game video will follow the full length of the all snaps, punts, and kickoffs. Sometimes it will not show the entire length of a FG, extra point or kickoff. In that case it’s necessary to have someone else record the kicks as professionally as possible.

Remember, this is a highlight video, so include only the very best. If your school does not use the HUDL or similar program, ask your coach for help in putting it together. It’s good to have a few “position plays” on the video such as a solid tackle, running with the ball, an onside kick, etc., but don’t get carried away.

Making a Charted Video

Quality charted videos have helped many players in the NKS program receive full scholarships or opportunities they would never have had otherwise. They are especially important if a player does not have sufficient opportunities on the field to exhibit their talent for a number of reasons. Here’s how to do it:

Long Snapping – The camera should be on the field facing the side of the long snapper so that the snapper and holder/punter fill the screen. Use an experienced holder and punter. Start with 10 consecutive punting long snaps from 15 yards. Keep the camera going. Chart the times and accuracy. NKS uses an accuracy measure of: #1. On Target (in punters extended hands), #2. Within 10 inches of punters hands, #3. Off Target (more than 10 inches from punters hands).

Next video 10 consecutive placekick snaps from 7 yards. Keep the camera going. Chart the times and accuracy. NKS uses an accuracy measure of: #1. On Target (in holders target hand), # 2. Within 5 inches of holders target hand, #3. Off Target (more than 5 inches from holders target hand). The placekick and punting charts may be done separate and on different days. Here are some parameters for upper level high school and junior college long snappers. The times and accuracy would be less for younger or less experienced players.

15 Yard Snap Average Time Accuracy
FBS/1-A .65 to .70 seconds 100% within 10 inches of target
80% On Target
FCS/1-AA .70 to .75 seconds 90% within 10 inches of target
70% On Target
Division 2 .75 to .78 seconds 80% within 10 inches of target
60% On Target
7 Yard Snap Average Time Accuracy
FBS/1-A
FCS/1-AA
.25 seconds 100% On Target
Division 2 .25 to .30 seconds 100% within 5 inches of target
80% On Target

Field Goals – It would be great to kick 10 consecutive 65 yard FG’s on video. Here’s another format that college coaches are very receptive to. The distances are for an upper level high school or junior college kicker. They would be shorter for younger or less experienced players. Record the kicks from the press box or high up in the stands. Most importantly, keep the camera going through the entire set. A “best of”set of kicks is far less impressive. Use only the very best footballs available. You’ll need one or two helpers to retrieve the balls and return them to the next spot. Snaps and holds are not required. Use your mechanical holder. Kick from the center of the field.

  • Hit 3 to 5 FG’s from mid-range (35 yards)
  • Hit 3 to 5 FG’s from medium long range (45 yards)
  • Hit 3 to 5 FG’s from long range (55-60 yards)

Make all of the kicks if possible. One or two close misses can be OK if the kick has the distance. If the set is not representative of your true ability then try again. Most kickers will try 4-5 sets to get the right one. Come back another day if your leg is tired.

Kick Offs – Hit 5 consecutive kick offs for maximum hang time and distance. It’s OK to include a pooch kickoff and an onside kick. They may be recorded separately. Here are some parameters for upper level high school and junior college kickers. The distances and hang times would be less for younger or less experienced players.

Avg. Distance Longest Avg. Hang Time Best Hang Time
FBS/1-A 65 Yards 70+ Yards 3.8 seconds 4.3 seconds
FCS/1-AA 62 Yards 65+ Yards 3.6 seconds 4.1+ seconds
Division 2 60+ Yards 65 Yards 3.5 seconds 4.0+ seconds

Punting – Hit 10 consecutive punts for maximum hang time and distance. Use a quality long snapper from 14 yards if available or an athlete who can toss the ball to you from 8-10 yards consistently. It’s best to use a “referee’s toss” with the throwing hand on the outside of the ball. Mark the appropriate distance for the line of scrimmage behind the toss. Again, record the punts from the press box or high up in the stands. Here are some parameters for upper level high school or junior college punters.

They would be less for younger and less experienced players.

Avg. Distance Longest Avg. Hang Time Best Hang Time
FBS/1-A 48 Yards 60 Yards 4.6 seconds 5.0+ seconds
FCS/1-AA 45 Yards 55 Yards 4.4 seconds 4.85 seconds
Division 2 43 Yards 53 Yards 4.2 seconds 4.75 seconds

** Hand to foot speed all divisions: 1.0 seconds ability

Bring the camera down on the field for 3 hand to foot speed punts. The camera angle is to the punting leg side and slightly behind the punter. Hit 3 punts for hand to foot speed. Coaches at all levels desire the punter to have the ability to get the ball away in 1.0 second or less when necessary. The camera should follow the ball downfield. Minimum distance for these punts is 35 yards. Remember, it takes most punters a number of attempts before they get the desired chart.

Guidelines for Videos

  • NEVER send out a video that’s not representative of your very best performance. It’s better not to send one at all. Be patient with the charted videos. It’s a lot of work.
  • Make the charted video in good weather conditions with little or no wind, dry, and 65 degree plus temperatures. For players in northern climes it’s best done in the summer.
  • Show the very best of the videos first whether its game highlights or part of the charted video. Get their attention.
  • Make the charted video on an artificial turf field, if possible.
  • If using an unmarked grass field clearly mark off the yard lines using cones. Do not use trash cans, towels, etc.
  • Use the best footballs available
  • Find reliable helpers who will take what you’re doing seriously.
  • ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA GOING. If the chart isn’t looking like what you want then start over.
  • It’s OK to use a one or two inch block for charted field goals except after senior seasons.

“OK, I’ve done well and have the game highlights and charted video to back it up. Now what do I do?”

Make a simple cover letter. This example is for a placekicker. It might go something like this:

 

Coach Jones
Eastern State University
Gotham City
New York, NY  00000

 

Re: William “Rocky” Smith
Springfield High School, Class of _____
Placekicking Prospect

 

Dear Coach Jones,

Thank you for taking the time to view my game highlights and charted  video. The first thing you’ll see is the charted video where I average 70 yards and 3.75 seconds on 5 consecutive kick offs. My best was 75 yards with a 4.20 second hang time. Also included are my two game winning field goals this past season. My awards (All League, All District, etc.) are listed here as well.

I am a solid “B” student working hard to improve my academics. My college board scores are above average and I am registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

I am very much interested in ESU and your football program and look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

References:

My Head Football Coach

My Position Coach

Gene Muriaty
Director, National Kicking Service
nks@kickpunt.com 781-837-4963

Other references may include:

  • Principal
  • Former college player at your position
  • Another coach you’ve played against

 

Include with the letter:

  • Excellent students include transcripts and college board scores.
  • Average students include academic information and what steps you are taking to improve.
  • Athletic awards: All League, All District, All State, All American, top student athlete at school, player of the week, etc.
  • One page of newspaper write-ups, internet publicity, etc.
  • Other sports played, student government, clubs, etc.

Send the letter along with the other information to as many colleges and universities as possible. That’s right…….as many as possible. There are more than 700 schools in the USA that play college football. The idea is to have your name circulated within the fraternity of college coaches. Many know each other from former playing days, previous coaching staffs, coach’s conventions, summer camps, etc. They will refer prospects to other programs at times as long as there is no conflict. The more your name comes up in the conservations of coaches the more options you’ll end up with.

 

How do I send my recruiting package to coaches?

  1. Make your own website. It’s relatively easy and inexpensive these days. Include everything on the website and send it electronically.
  2. Place the videos and other information on Youtube and send it electronically.
  3. Place your game highlights on Hudl. All colleges now subscribe to Hudl and its easy access to you.
  4. Make a hard copy DVD and mail it  (Yes, physically mail it!) to your top 10 or 20 choices along with the other information. Few prospects still do this and it makes you stand out.

 

After sending the video follow up to your top choices with a phone call and/or an email in two weeks. Don’t be shy. The follow up contact shows genuine interest in the program and, again, makes you stand out. The theme of the message is….” Hi coach, I’m contacting you to see if you received my game highlights and charted kicks video. I am very excited to hear what you thought of it.”……Keep a record of all contacts, mailings, emails, etc.

Communicating With Collegiate Football Programs

It’s important to know the level of interest each school has for you. Be direct and to the point with the coach or recruiting coordinator. If there’s no real interest then it’s time to move on. Don’t waste time waiting around for something that may or may not happen. Be proactive.

When you receive an offer be certain to receive it in writing whether it’s a full scholarship or an invited walk on offer. If the program is sincere it will be no problem. If they hesitate, move on.

How do I know if the school and football program is really for me?

Get an unbiased opinion from current or recently graduated players from the program, if possible. Ask around. Talk to your high school coach. He can make inquiries you may not be able to. Remember, the college program is mostly a reflection of the head coach.

“I really want to play at the FBS/1-A level.”

That’s a great goal but don’t limit your options. There are outstanding programs at every level of intercollegiate football. It can be a challenging road for walk-ons at the FBS/1-A level. Know what to expect from playing opportunities to off season training schedules to the total time commitment.

“If I receive an “uninvited walk-on” offer, is the program really interested in me?”

Probably not. An uninvited walk-on recruit may join the team only when the general student body reports for classes. That means the player misses training camp.

“Are the college recruiting services worthwhile?”

There are some excellent college recruiting services out there. The problem is often your information is sent to colleges along with many others. I believe that there is nothing the recruiting services can do (for you) that you can’t do as well or better. There is no one more vested in your college placement than you. There’s a lot of work and some expense involved in promoting yourself but I think it’s really worth it. If you can swing it financially hire a top recruiting service and promote yourself, as well.

“Should I attend one of these recruiting combines/camps? I even received an email inviting me to go.”

First, if you have to pay to go to any event, it’s not an invitation. It’s a solicitation. If you are looking to attend one of these check it out thoroughly. Look for a program that doesn’t judge you on just a single chart but provides you a full workout and with an opportunity to exhibit your skills. Be wary of hype and unrealistic claims.

 

 
 
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Quarterback Evaluation Criteria

July 6, 2014Chris Landry

 

 

 

 

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In general, quarterbacks fall into two basic styles:

MATCHUP= Rhythm, timing that features a layered passing game with emphasis  on short routes and

VERTICAL= Big, downfield passes set up with play action.

More than any other position, he needs to have total dedication to football.  Must not be an excuse maker or seeker. Must inspire confidence of his teammates, must develop great command of CADENCE, must work to thoroughly understand defensive tactics and strategy and catalogue how to beat coverages. Must instill and develop timing and confidence in his receivers.  Physically, he must have quickness to get away from under center smoothly and the foot quickness to elude in the pocket while keeping his eyes downfield. And he must be able to throw accurately from different arm angles and positions.

AVERAGE  NFL PHYSICAL TRAITS:

HEIGHT= 6033   (min -6007)

WEIGHT= 223    (min -207)

40 (speed over distance) = 4.81    (5.20)

10 (initial quickness) =  1.63

20 (maintain burst) = 2.77

BP x 225 (upper body strength) = 17

VJ (explosiveness, lower leg strength) = 30”

BJ (explosiveness, hip strength) = 9’-0”

20yd shuttle (flexibility, burst, balance) = 4.30

3 cone = (agility, body control, cod) = 7.25

ARM= 31  ¾

HAND= 9 ½

TEST= 25   (min -16)

CRITICAL   FACTORS: Accuracy is most important physical quality. Toughness, FBI and poise are crucial.

  • MENTAL AWARENESS– intelligence, field vision—seeing the field,       understanding of coverage, reading defenses, judgment in decision making and avoidance of forcing the ball, poise under game and rush pressure, anticipation of when receivers will come open, locating secondary and tertiary receivers,
  • COMPETITIVENESS– physical and mental toughness, level of intensity, clutch skills, POISE–how he handles adverse conditions. Leadership, confidence. High character guys succeed here, Low character guys struggle here. High Work ethic—want self starters
  • ACCURACY– hitting target short, medium & long without making receivers work, ability to deliver catchable ball, touch when he needs it, leading a receiver on deep ball, velocity, timing.
  • RELEASETYPE & QUICKNESS– type of release and location of release point, quickness from throwing point to release. RELEASE TIMES   3 yards= 1.5, 5 yards = 2.1, 7yards= 3.1 and 9 yards=3.9.
  • ARM STRENGTH– velocity on ball when needed, deep ball with little effort, delivery falling away from pressure with only his arm, velocity on out route, tightness of spiral.
  • BODY SIZE AND STRENGTH– does he meet height, weight, strength requirements for position and is he strong enough to take punishment and come back. Does he have the hand size and body strength to protect the ball?
  • PRODUCTION– do numbers back up his grade—accuracy % over completion %.       INT vs TD ratio, result of QB passing chart on film grade. Percentage of correct LOS adjustments and percentage of correct post snap adjustments. Does he protect the ball first before trying to make a big play? Is he a technique and fundamental stickler for details?

QB POSITION SPECIFICS:

  1. (1) SPEED– rollouts and sprints, stride at throwing point, natural running ability, and ability to avoid the rush and his scrambling ability.

9.(2) ATHLETIC ABILITY– quickness, agility, balance, cod, body flexibility, run ability, feel and physical adjust to pocket pressure,

  1. (3) BALL MECHANICS– ball handling—ability to sell play action, setup quickness, delivery quickness, type of release, quickness from throwing point to release.
  2. (4) SETUP QUICKNESS– quickness away from center, speed at throwing point, body control to throw on move, effectiveness on rollouts and sprints, foot quickness and stride at throwing point.

DROP SET UP TIMES: 3 yards = .76   5 yards =   1.00   7 yards =   1.30 9 yards =   1.75

12.(5)AVOID SKILLS & SCRAMBLING ABILITY – natural running ability, avoid rush skills, feel and sense for location of pocket pressure.   

 

SPECIAL TEAMS FACTORS:

  • HOLDERS

 SEQUENCIAL ORDER OF EVALUATING A QB ON A PLAY:

  • DROP
  • SET
  • JUDGEMENT
  • POISE
  • LOCATE #2
  • AVOID, ESCAPE, SCRAMBLE
  • ROLL RIGHT OR LEFT
  • TIMING
  • RELEASE QUICKNESS
  • ACCURACY SHORT, MEDIUM OR LONG
  • FOLLOW THROUGH
  • TOUCH ON SCREENS AND SWINGS
  • ARM STRENGTH AND ZIP ON SHORT OR DEEP OUTS

TIMING, TOUCH, VELOCITY, ACCURACY ON GO, POST OR CORNER ROUTES

 

As a Veteran NFL Scout now serving as a Scouting Consultant on the college and NFL levels, we focus only on about 500 or so of the top high school prospects in the country as established by college coaches who I assist.

It is this list that we begin my process of evaluating players over the summer to determine who I consider meets the “football criteria” of best contributing at the major college level, leaving the grades and character to the coaches who will ultimately have to coach them.

Here are Scouting Summary Notes on prospects in the Recruiting Class. Find out how these guys fit for the next level and not just how many stars are put behind their name.

HERE IS THE GRADING SCALE USED FOR EVALUATING HIGH SCHOOL PROSPECTS:

H.S. RECRUITING GRADING SCALE

7.4 – 7.0 = Superstar Ability—Immediate Impact

7.4 = Superstar Caliber

7.0 = Immediate Impact Starter

6.9 – 6.5 = Immediate Starter

6.9 = Immediate Starter

6.5 = Early Starter and Contributor

6.4 – 6.0 = Probable Starter/Potential Starter

6.4 = Probable Starter

6.0 = Potential Starter

5.9 – 5.5 = Late Starter/Quality Backup

5.9 = Late Starter

5.5 = Quality Backup

5.4 – 5.0 = Back up Contributor/Role Player

5.4 = Back Up Contributor

5.0 = Role Player

4.9 – 4.5 = Scout Team Roster Player

4.9 = Scout Team Roster Player

4.5 = Roster Filler