2021 NFL Draft: Creed Humphrey Player Profile

Creed Humphrey NFL Draft Profile

Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 300 pounds
School: Oklahoma

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Creed Humphrey 2021 NFL Draft Profile

Creed Humphrey is a redshirt junior out of Oklahoma. Humphrey has been a starter for the last seasons, two of which he was a team captain for. He possesses the versatility to play anywhere on the interior of the offensive line. He is a little too short-armed and unathletic to be a top-tier tackle at the next level. What is undeniable though is his consistency and leadership abilities. Humphrey has also been touted for his ability to make calls at the line of scrimmage; a valuable asset to have for young quarterbacks especially. It is worth noting that he primarily played the center position at Oklahoma as a left-hander. It might seem silly, but the slight difference in handedness could take some getting used to for quarterbacks that have never experienced snaps from that hand before.

As stated previously, the biggest hinderance to his game is his lack of athleticism and his short arms. This is primarily why he played center at Oklahoma. He has started in 36 straight games which is a tremendous quality for any player, but especially offensive lineman. With the amount of punishment those players go through on a per drive basis, it is extremely valuable to find someone that durable at the position.

Strengths

  • Finishes blocks;
  • Explosive off the snap;
  • Strong handwork;
  • Leadership & intangibles;
  • High core strength;
  • Durability;
  • Wrestling background.

Weaknesses

  • Unathletic;
  • Short arms;
  • Average quickness;
  • Blocking at the 2nd level;
  • Easily dispatched by long-armed defenders.

NFL Comparison: Connor McGovern

Teams With Need At the Position: Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams

Projection: Middle second to late third round

Bottom Line on Creed Humphrey

If your team is in desperate need of a center that you can plug-and-play week 1, then look no further. Since Humphrey can not do anything about his genetics, then his biggest focus should be to improve his strength and his play in space. Any team that does not draft him with the intention of playing center will be wasting his potential. He is not someone that needs to sit on the bench and transition to guard for the next few seasons. Not to say that he can not do it, but he is fundamentally sound enough to start at center for someone now.

At the end of the day, Humphrey’s consistency, fundamentals, and leadership abilities will ensure he is an early Day Two draft pick. He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and has been as good as advertised. He was the leader of one of the best offensive lines in the nation and reportedly put on a good showing at the Senior Bowl. Humphrey is likely one of the safer picks in the draft. He has very low bust potential, but in turn, has an average-sized ceiling. With good coaching and development, he could become a perennial Pro Bowl player.

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