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Junior Hemingway

Junior Hemingway - #21 - WR

Height: 6-0 7/8
Weight: 225
Speed: 4.52
Arm: 32 1/2
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 78 1/2
Birthdate: 12/27/1988
Hometown: Conway, SC
Grade: 5.10

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2012 Michigan Pro Day 6-0 7/8 221 9 1/2 31 3/4 78 1/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 7/8 225 9 5/8 32 1/2 78 1/2 4.51 21 10'4" 35 1/2 3.99 11.16 6.59
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-0 7/8 228 9 3/8 32 78 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 1/2 225 4.55

 

Notes:

Given name is Kenneth Earl Hemingway Jr. Saw action at receiver and quarterback as a South Carolina prep. Saw action in 10 games, making a start at receiver against Penn State, as a true freshman in 2007 and grabbed four passes for 37 yards (9.2-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Caught 2-41-1 (20.5) in four contests (one start at “X” receiver) in ’08 before missing the rest of the season with mononucleosis and getting a medical redshirt. Started at the “Z” receiver in 9-of-11 games in which he played in ’09, hauling in 16-268-2 (16.8). Missed the Notre Dame game with a sprained ankle. Grabbed a career-high 32-593-4 (18.5) in 10 games (eight starts at the “Z” receiver) in ’10. Missed three games because of injury — Connecticut and Notre Dame (hamstring) and Ohio State (head). Has 11 career punt returns for 120 yards (10.9). Was the team’s leading receiver in ’11 after grabbing 34-699-4 (20.6) in 13 games (12 starts). Was named the Sugar Bowl MVP after catching 2-63-2. Has one career fumble. 

Positives:

Big and thickly built. Powers off the line with a strong stride. Can sink his hips into breaks. Strong, reliable hands to snatch throws away from his body. Has a knack for making contested catches. Concentrates, competes and wins in traffic — thinks the ball is his when it goes up. Shows big-play ability. Good field and boundary awareness. Works back to throws. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 21 times at the Combine and registered the third-best 20-short shuttle time (6.59 seconds) of all participants. Solid character — tough, smart and hardworking.

Negatives:

Frame is nearly maxed out. Builds to average speed — cannot separate vertically and is liable to be tracked down. Tight hips — struggles to cut sharply. Sticks coming out of breaks. Not sudden to separate vs. man coverage. Limited stop-and-go quickness. Not a great leaper. Is not as strong after the catch as his size suggests and should be a better blocker than he is. Thickly muscled. Durability needs to be considered given considerable injury history.

Summary:

Big, tough, competitive, assignment-sound, possession receiver with a running back’s build. Is more talented than his numbers indicate, as coaching turnover, injuries and poor QB play affected his production. Could be used inside to utilize his size and deflate zones but never has been able to stay healthy and injury history could diminish draft status and affect pro career. 


Junior Hemingway's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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