Tonka Hemingway
Tonka Hemingway  DL  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tonka Hemingway
Height
6-3
Weight
295
College
South Carolina
Position
DL/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Conway, SC
67.0/100
Player Rating
67
PositionRank (DL)
4.82
FortyYD Time
Sacks
4
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
33
Sol tackles
19

Tonka Hemingway DL/EDGE South Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tonka Hemingway DL/EDGE South Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.82 seconds (74%*)
Overall Rank: #573 Position Rank: #67 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (38%*)
Weight: 295 (65%*)
Weight: 295 (65%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.82 seconds (74%*)
Overall Rank: #573 Position Rank: #67 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (38%*) Weight: 295 (65%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 67.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
64%
Pass Rush:
82%
Run Defense:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #67
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 904
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 82/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Tonka Hemingway from Conway High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Hemingway joined South Carolina after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Hemingway saw action in 10 games and played a total of 329 snaps for the Gamecocks. He recorded 18 tackles, one assist, while adding 11 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 6 total pressures, which included 4 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Gamecocks in 2021 Hemingway played in 12 games and took part in 135 snaps for the Gamecocks. He recorded just 5 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 5 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 3 total pressures, and 2 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Hemingway played in 12 games and contributed on 440 snaps. He recorded 18 tackles, 9 assists while making 17 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 23 total pressures, which included 15 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and a solid 4 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Flashes an explosive burst and can surprise better overall athletes with his ability to get upfield. Has a closing burst when given a free lane. Has the frame to consider moving inside
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • He’s a high-effort pass rusher who shows good initial quickness and the ability to beat blockers to the inside.
  • High-effort, thickly built defender with good strength and the leverage to create a pile. Locates_ the ball quickly and pursues with passion, showing_ good lateral agility while extending the play to the sideline.
  • His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run.
  • Hemingway has the strong core and powerful hands to shed blockers, and Hemingway shows excellent instincts with the ability to quickly locate the ball.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Hemingway struggles to shed blockers and doesn’t show ideal lateral movement skills. He also needs to make better use of his length and hands in the pass rush.
  • Might be limited to one-gap systems. Agility isn't a question but misses tackles when Hemingway doesn't square and break down.
  • Hemingway doesn’t move well laterally and doesn’t have a lot of range when it comes to pursuing on the backside.
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How other scouting services rate Tonka Hemingway (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
473.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
114.0