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NFL Draft

2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: S Ky’el Hemby

  • The Draft Network
  • February 4, 2021
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Ky'el Hemby plays with average reactive athleticism, as evidenced in his range and short-area agility. He is strong in the run game, where he can use his aggressive and physical style of play to be effective. He has limited upside against the pass. He projects as a more effective low-hole player or a subpackage linebacker in passing situations. 

Ideal Role: Developmental Player.

Scheme Fit: 4-2-5.


Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: USA (2020), Tulane (2020), FAU (2020)

Best Game Studied: Tulane (2020)

Worst Game Studied: FAU (2020)

Tackling: He is a good tackler. He plays an aggressive, physical brand of football.

Versatility: He lacks true versatility and is only ideally suited close to the line of scrimmage or in the box.

Range: He lacks ideal range for the position, which limits where he can play in the NFL.

Ball Skills: The passing game is not the strongest part of his skill set. He lacks the ball skills that coordinators want for the position. 

Run Defense: He has been good against the run. He is aggressive and active as a defender and is a sure tackler. 

Functional Athleticism: He lacks ideal athleticism for the position. This also limits where he can align in the NFL.

Competitive Toughness: He displays competitive toughness in his pursuit of the football in the run game.

Football IQ: Nothing glaring about his football IQ and shows good instincts as a tackler in the box

Flexibility: He lacks true positional flexibility. He is ideally suited to play safety, preferably in the low hole.

Special Teams: He projects as a good special teams player in the NFL, due to his aggressive style of play.


TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Drae Harris: 66/100

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