It happens way too often, and it’s disappointing every time it does. The most common culprit is the hamstring.
Well, North Carolina CB Jordan Hemby (5-foot-10 7/8, 190 pounds) is the latest victim. He pulled his hamstring running the short shuttle, and the minor injury prevented him from doing the three-cone drill.
He was able to complete the 40-yard dash in 4.47 and 4.48 seconds, had a 36-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump and 19 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. He’s a good special teams prospect.
Here is a list of the other notable Tar Heels’ prospects that worked out on March 22, outdoors on FieldTurf:
C Lowell Dyer (6-4, 282) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.10 and 5.14 seconds, had a 27 1/2-inch vertical, an 8-6 broad jump, a 4.66-second short shuttle, a 7.63-second three-cone drill and 24 bench press reps.
DT Aleric Mullins (6-1 1/8, 319) ran 4.96 and 4.95 in the 40, had an 8-5 broad jump, a 26-inch vertical, a 4.81 short shuttle, a 7.67 three-cone drill and 35 bench press reps.
DE E.J. Wilson (6-2 1/2, 286) ran 5.00 and 4.97 in the 40, had a 32-inch vertical, a 9-5 broad jump, a 4.70 short shuttle, a 7.40 three-cone drill and stood on his bench press from the combine.
DT Cam Thomas (6-3 7/8, 335) ran 5.20 and 5.14 in the 40, had a 26-inch vertical, a 4.98 short shuttle, a 7.66 three-cone drill and stood on his broad jump and bench press.
OT Kyle Jolly (6-5 3/4, 308) ran 5.25 and 5.33 in the 40, had a 23-inch vertical, an 8-1 broad jump, a 4.75 short shuttle, a 7.81 three-cone drill and did 22 bench press reps. He also did position drills.
LB Kennedy Tinsley (5-1 1/4, 226) ran 4.91 and 4.86 in the 40, had a 33-inch vertical, an 8-10 broad jump, a 4.59 short shuttle, a 7.54 three-cone drill and did 27 bench press reps.
— Gil Brandt