Tonka Hemingway
Tonka Hemingway  DT  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tonka Hemingway
Height
6-3
Weight
285
College
South Carolina
Position
DT/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Conway, SC
74.6/100
Player Rating
28
PositionRank (DL)
4.82
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
32
Sol tackles
19

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

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

SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 01/08/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.82 seconds (95%*)
Age: 22.4 DOB: 10/31/2001
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (48%*) Weight: 285 (9%*)
Forty: 4.82 (O) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.73 (HS) (19%*)
Vertical: 29 (HS) (32%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 01/08/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.82 seconds (95%*)
Age: 22.4 DOB: 10/31/2001
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (48%*) Weight: 285 (9%*)
Forty: 4.82 (O) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.73 (HS) (19%*)
Vertical: 29 (HS) (32%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 74.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
49%
Pass Rush:
85%
Run Defense:
79%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 5th
Overall Rank: #156 Position rank: #28
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 1423
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 3-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 only 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 4 sacks on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Hemingway logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 519 snaps for the Gamecocks. He also added 25 tackles, 9 assists, and 18 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 24 total pressures, which included 18 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Hemingway has a wide base and a low center of gravity to hold his ground, as well as the upper-body strength to shed blockers.
  • He has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
  • He’s very instinctive when it comes to countering and solid with overall hand usage.
  • He’s a high-effort pass rusher who shows good initial quickness and the ability to beat blockers to the inside.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Hemingway shows impressive burst and enough quickness to occasionally threaten the edge as a pass rusher.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Never out of a play, but can get out of control and work himself away from the action.
  • Hemingway is powerful but lacks the flexibility to consistently bend the edge, and Hemingway lacks the kind of twitchy overall athleticism to develop into an elite pass rusher.
  • Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.

Tonka Hemingway percentiles vs other Defensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Tonka Hemingway (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
156.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
28.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.