The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Creed Humphrey 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
Creed Humphrey Background
Position: Offensive Guard/Center
Size: 6-foot-4, 302 pounds
Class: Redshirt Junior
2020 stats: Third Team AP All-American
Humphrey has been one of the most dominant linemen in college football over his career at Oklahoma. Following his redshirt junior season, he decided to move on to the next level.
Oklahoma signed Humphrey as a four-star, in-state prospect. He redshirted in his first year in Norman. As a redshirt freshman, Humphrey was a Freshman All-American and Second Team All-Big 12. Oklahoma went 12-2 on the season and finished the year with a loss to Alabama in the CFP. In 2019, Humphrey was a Second Team All-American, as the Sooners went 12-2, but finished the season with a loss to LSU in the CFP. Although he considered going pro, Humphrey returned for his redshirt junior season and was a Third Team All-American. Oklahoma had a 9-2 record and won the Cotton Bowl over Florida behind Humphrey’s great leadership.
Following a good career that saw him become a decorated lineman, Humphrey is ready for the next level. He is currently projected to be a day two pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Humphrey has great play strength in just about every aspect of his game. He has good grip strength, whichi helps him sustain blocks. In addition to that, he also has stong and powerful hands that help him strike defenders with a jolt. His strength allows him to finish plays and even pancake defenders on occassion.
His awareness and instincts are great, as he has plenty of experience over his college career. He recognizes what defenses will be doing and where blitzes will be coming from. His pre-snap awareness allows him to have success, because post-snap he is able to adjust and take on any incoming defenders.
In the running game, Humphrey can really move people out of the way. He uses his strength to push defenders off the ball and drives them out of the way. His ability to not only move people, but also get to the second level to wall off defenders from making plays helps spring big gains for an offense.
His arm length is below-average for an NFL center. Most offensive line coaches would prefer to look at a center’s hand size more than arm length, but his short arms allow defenders to disengage easier because they have the advantage. His technique is solid, which should help him combat longer defenders at the next level.
Humphrey’s movement skills are just average for the positon. While he can get to the second level, his agility is not the greatest. He tested well at his pro day, but when the pads are on, that doesn’t always translate. With NFL athletes being even quicker, he’ll need to maximize his quickness.
Because of his lack of arm length, Humphrey can struggle when a strong nose tackle lines up across from him. They can get into is frame and push im back with a bull rush. When he plays 3-4 teams, Humphrey may struggle with the nose tackle collapsing the pocket.
Projected Draft Range: Second Round Pick-Third Round Pick
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