When asked which NFL receiver he best compares to, Lemon mentioned Jason Avant. The Philadelphia Eagle has "great hands" and runs "great routes," and Lemon said he could, like Avant, be a "quiet receiver that makes a big impact."
Markiewicz, though, has loftier expectations.
"He's smart, he's got guile. He's not going to run by anyone, but speed isn't his biggest asset anyhow," Markiewicz said. "He's very Wes Welker-like. He's very smart, knows when to get down and knows when he's going to get hit.
"He's not going to be one of those kids who doesn't put the work in if he gets drafted. He knows he's going to have to work his [butt] off if he's going to make a pro roster."
ESPN's scouting profile on Lemon says he has above-average ball skills but is only an average route runner, even though he makes up for what he lacks in speed and athleticism with his "savvy" on the football field.
Russ Lande, scouting director for National Football Post, likes him more than most. He said Lemon is a quick receiver whose speed is underrated, and he is a much better pass catcher than most NFL teams are giving him credit for. He's heard teams say Lemon drops too many balls, something Lande does not understand.
"I thought Lemon caught the ball excellently. I thought he not only caught the ball well, but I thought he showed the hands to make touch catches consistently and was a strongly competitive runner after the catch," Lande said. "There's a lot of positive things I like about the kid. I know NFL teams are not as high on him as I am — I think he's probably a late round consideration or possibly even a free agent — but I like him. I think he's better than that."
Lande thinks Lemon will likely drop in the draft because of his speed — "NFL teams don't think he can run," Lande said — but he gave him a fourth round grade.
Mock drafts have him going everywhere from the fourth round to undrafted, but Lemon doesn't look at mock drafts, and he said he changes the channel whenever they start speculating about the draft on TV. Right now, he's only focusing on thing he can control, like his workouts and his interviews.
But when the draft begins next Thursday, Lemon won't change the channel. He'll be on the couch with his family in Crofton, hoping to hear the words he's waited his whole life for.
"I've grown up watching the draft, and I've always wanted to hear my name being called on that TV," Lemon said. "That's my dream."
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Radio City Music Hall, New York
Round 1: Next Thursday, 8 p.m.
Rounds 2-3: April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Rounds 4-7: April 27, noon
Round 1 (No. 32); Round 2 (62); Round3 (94); Round 4 (129, 130); Round 5 (165, 168); Round 6 (199, 200, 203); Round 7 (238, 247)