NFL Buzz High for Former Arundel Wideout

Alec Lemon, a 2009 graduate of Arundel High and standout at Syracuse, could be drafted into the pros.

Updated: (Friday, 5:55 p.m.)—When Arundel High football fans saw Alec Lemon play, they often commented that they were seeing a potential NFL wide receiver in action. 

Four years after setting records at Arundel, Lemon is now a top NFL prospect after a successful run at Syracuse. NFLDraftZone reported Friday that he has received an invite to the NFL combine. 

Lemon set a Syracuse record with 70 receptions in 2012 and has 2,589 receiving yards in his career, the second-most in school history. He is considered one of the best wide receivers exiting college, with many prognosticators suggesting he'll be a late-round pick in the NFL Draft.

He'll be in action this Saturday in the Senior Bowl, a showcase for some of the best college talent looking to impress pro scouts.

The Post-Standard in New York also reported that he's been working out in Arizona to improve his 40-yard dash time in preparation for the NFL combines in February. 

Walterfootball.com and NFLDraftscout.com each list him as the 25th-best wide receiver in the draft. 

But Lemon told the Post-Standard that he's just working hard and not paying close attention to projections. 

"When ESPN comes on and you get the mock draft and stuff, I turn the channel and I don’t listen to that,” he said. “… When people text me, I try to ask them not to tell me.”

Do you remember Alec Lemon from his days at Arundel?


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