The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly met with Michigan receiver Junior Hemingway at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Despite having a really cool name, Hemingway was not terribly productive at Michigan. He had 32 catches for 636 yards in 2011; however, Michigan ran kind of a wonky offense where they switched between two QBs constantly. It wasn’t exactly the best system for a wide receiver to show his consistency.
As such, Hemingway is projected as a late round pick at best. There is even a pretty good chance he could go undrafted. Currently NFL Draft Scout ranks him as the 46th best receiving prospect. He stands at 6-1 and weighs in at about 225.
Should the Chiefs retain Dwayne Bowe, they will be at decent shape at receiver in 2012. They likely are looking for depth at the position which means guys like Hemingway are likely to get frequent looks from the team this offseason.
I watched a lot of Big Ten football this year and I liked what I saw from Hemingway. He seemed to always come up with big plays and he did a nice job of going up and fighting for the football. A solid performance at the Combine could catapult him into the later rounds.
What do you think, Addicts? Are any of you a fan of Hemingway (the football player)?