Jeremiah Gemmel

Jeremiah Gemmel

Measurements
  • Height
    6006
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
  • Weight
    226lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/4
  • Speed
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Peter Engler - Scout
Jeremiah Gemmel
  • Overall Rank
    311
  • Position Rank
    23
  • Position
    LB
  • Age
    22.6 Years
  • Team
    NORTH CAROLINA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Yds/Cov Snap
2018 4 1 0.0 0.00
2019 13 84 7.5 0.96
2020 12 78 6.0 1.01
2021 13 73 6.5 0.70

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Jeremiah Gemmel has average height with poor weight. Average arm bulk and frame that can add muscle. Adequate thighs. Unspecified injury as a freshman but wasn't playing much regardless. Entered 2022 bowl game with upper-body injury and could not finish game.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 4.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Above the line instincts in Man coverage… Average instincts and takes poor angles through the LOS. Poor physical toughness, constantly bracing for hits by putting head down and losing eyes on ball. Struggles to find ball through OL. Misled by eye candy and struggles to sort through traffic.

  • Toughness
    3
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 4.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Gemmel has above the line foot speed and can get sideline-to-sideline well. Adequate explosiveness and flashes above the line COD when balanced… Limited balance, stumbling and slipping. Fails to consistently engage play strength due to toughness.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    7
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Team captain for two seasons. Times the snap well. Flashes the ability to shoot gaps and tackle in the backfield. Smooth lateral movement/fluid hips and can get sideline-to-sideline well. Above the line mirror and route recognition in Man, able to anticipate break and get in phase with RBs and most TEs to prevent throwing windows. Closes very quickly and takes adequate tackle angles in space. Can use timing to create pressure as a free blitzer. Adequate tackler who is secure once ballcarrier is firmly in grasp. … Poor ability to shed once engaged. On the backside, doesn't close and allows cutback lanes. Poor ability in Zone coverage, lacking peripheral vision to identify route concepts and drifting out of zones. Hasn't displayed ball skills. Lacks power or UOH to beat even RB/TE blocks. Will miss some tackles at extension and doesn't explode from hips.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    5
  • Closing Speed
    7
  • Block Shed
    3
  • Pursuit Angles
    4
  • Physicality
    3
  • Cover Ability
    6
  • Productivity
    7
  • Leadership
    7
Grade 5.3

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Jeremiah Gemmel is a RS Senior who has started 38 of 42 career games, including all 13 games in 2021. Three-star HS prospect who redshirted as a true freshman and played sparingly as a RS freshman. Started every game his final three seasons under co-DC Jay Bateman (third season) and co-DC/ILBs coach Tommy Thigpen (third season), including the final two seasons as a team captain. As a 4-3 WLB, he was responsible for a single gap and asked to get sideline-to-sideline against Run, with both spot drop Zone, pattern matching, and some true Man assignments against Pass for the country's #105 scoring defense and #94 total defense. Situational 4-3 WLB you can win despite in pass-heavy situations as a Man defender. Small LB who shows the range to shut down outside runs and WR screens and the mirror to stick to most TEs and RBs in Man. Needs to play outside the tackles due to lacking physical toughness and inability to sort through traffic, as well as develop processing to cover in Zone.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Notre Dame
  • Oct - 30 - 2021
  • Got outside well and played quicker despite not stuffing the stat sheet
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Duke
  • Oct - 02 - 2021
  • Consistently avoiding contact despite finishing with 5 tackles
Best Trait
Closing Speed
Pro Comparison
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