Playing with him, Hemingway has developed a good field awareness and will be as ready as any rookie to make plays that happen during broken-down opportunities when the quarterback is scrambling.
He knows how to exploit defenses and find open holes in the zone, which he did a lot at Michigan. He is reliable to catch the ball in a crowd and is also a threat deep. A very good athlete when the ball is in the air.
However, he’s shifty and possesses a strong, powerful base. Is routinely able to shake off tacklers, keep his legs churning and create through contact. Shrugs off defenders well down the field as well, Isn’t a legit vertical threat, but is a tough guy to bang and will outmuscle defender in order to adjust and go get the football at its highest point.
Doesn’t have a great first step off the line. Is a bit slow accelerating into his route and isn’t going to eat up the cushion quickly. Displays the footwork and short area quickness to cleanly re-direct on sharply breaking routes, but is still developing as a route runner.
Exhibits a good feel vs. zone coverage, knows where to sit down underneath and is adept to working the middle of the field. However, has a tendency to consistently gear down before changing directions, is tighter in the hips and doesn’t generate much explosion when trying to separate.
Will get after it in the run game. Possesses a willingness to block on the outside, a strong, compact frame and will win for you on contact.
Impression: Isn’t a dynamic athlete, but possesses good strength and is tough to bring down after the catch. However, isn’t anything more than fringe roster guy at best at this stage and is limited in what he can offer an NFL offense. Isn’t worth a draft pick in my mind."
Builds up to adequate straight-line speed and has tight hips — struggles to separate against man coverage.
Smart player with good character who is more talented than his production indicates, as the Rich Rodriguez offense did not do him any favors, but durability is a concern.
Possession receiver who could even be tried inside to utilize his size and deflate zones."