clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2012 NFL Draft Grades: Mel Kiper Says Chiefs' Junior Hemingway Is 7th Round 'Steal'

Typically a seventh round pick is akin to taking a flyer on a guy in the draft, and that's likely what many believe that the Kansas City Chiefs did when they took University of Michigan receiver Junior Hemingway in the seventh of the 2012 NFL Draft. However, NFL Draft analyst for ESPN Mel Kiper says that Hemingway could be considered a "steal" and recently told the Detroit News the reasons why.

"You're talking about a guy that could've been a fourth-round pick, and I don't think anybody could have had a real big argument with that," Kiper said of Hemingway on Monday during a conference call. "That to me was one of the better picks in the late rounds. I think he'll have a great opportunity to help that football team."

Hemingway exhibited nice versatile skills at Michigan. This last season, he had 34 catches for 699 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Read more news and analysis on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Pride and SB Nation Kansas City. For additional news and notes around the league, check out the SB Nation NFL hub page.