- A closer look at the Chiefs picks: Round 7/238 - Junior Hemingway, WR, 6-1, 222, Michigan...Hemingway played through three coaching staffs, three different offenses and somehow survived. Two of his most important catches were a pair of touchdowns in January's Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech that earned him game MVP honors. - The Sports Xchange
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Strengths: Thickly-built frame and carries his bulk very well. Does a nice job staying balanced through contact after the catch, running like a running back with his strong lower body. Powerful leg drive and pushes through contact. Smooth hips and footwork in and out of his breaks. Very good short-area burst to stop on a dime and redirect his momentum. Does a nice job highpointing the ball with the body control and vertical ability to elevate and come down with contested throws. Tracks the ball well downfield with an average of 20.6 yards per catch as a senior. Does a nice job finding soft spots in coverage and has a good feel against zone. Strong blocker with the natural power to control defenders with his long arms (32.5").
Weaknesses: Only average height and needs to control his weight to not get too heavy. More of a one-speed runner and lacks explosive qualities to turn on the jets and accelerate past defenders. Looks uncoordinated at times and isn't a sudden or elusive mover. Has questionable hands and lets too many balls hit the ground. Inconsistent concentration and needs to look passes into his mitts. Undisciplined route runner and gets lazy at the top of his patterns. Strong durability concerns, missing time each of his five seasons in Ann Arbor with various injuries. Only average collegiate production with only 88 career catches.