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The Gonzo Lounge>*****The Creed Humphrey Thread*****
Dante84 07:26 PM 04-30-2021
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Humphrey grew up watching the Sooners and wrestling like his father, Chad, who grappled at the University of Central Oklahoma. The first-team all-state pick at Shawnee High School redshirted in 2017 before taking over the starting center spot in 12 of 14 games played in 2018, when he earned Freshman All-American and honorable mention All-Big 12 honors while helping the front five win the Joe Moore Award as the nation's top offensive line. Humphrey sat out spring 2019 practices due to injury but was ready for the fall, garnering Rimington Trophy finalist, second-team Associated Press All-American and Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year accolades as a 14-game starter. The 2020 team captain and 11-game starter was named a third-team AP All-American, Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year and first-team all-conference center as a junior. He accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. -- by Chad Reuter

Overview
Savvy, game-wise center with below-average length, good core strength and a full slate of intangibles desired at that position. Humphrey is praised inside the building for his outstanding leadership and having the recognition to make all the calls up front. He's more of a positional blocker than fork-lifter but has the core strength to neutralize and stalemate blockers at the point of attack. He's not a plus athlete but he's athletic enough as a move blocker, with the ability to work his feet into position to finish blocks after contact. He plays with a nasty streak when needed, which will appeal to offensive line coaches, but his overall profile might be more "steady" than "star." Humphrey is a solid, safe selection and should become a longtime starter.

Strengths
  • Three-year starter and two-year team captain.
  • Undeniable team leader and tough individual.
  • Wrestling background is evident in core strength.
  • Strong hands help maintain base block.
  • Looks to work hands into position after losing battle early.
  • Swings hips into position to seal the block.
  • Fluid footwork for short-pull game.
  • Finishes blocks with good intensity.
  • Technique to trap and pancake leaning nose.
  • Hands in punch were tighter and more accurate at Senior Bowl.
  • Helps with cleanup when teammates' protection gets leaky.
  • Capable in recovery mode.

Weaknesses
  • Very short arms for his size, allowing defenders to get shots into his frame.
  • Longer defenders separate and discard him.
  • Will give some early ground against strong bull rush.
  • Occasional drift against twisting fronts.
  • Susceptible against push-pull specialists.
  • Snap-to-step lateral quickness is average.
  • Doesn't generate noticeable push as a drive blocker at point of attack.
  • Gets a little grabby through contact on the move.

Sources Tell Us
"He was the best offensive lineman on the team when they won the Joe Moore Award (best offensive line in college football) and that line had everybody drafted, which speaks volumes for his ability." -- Southwest area scout for AFC team

Creed Humphrey was drafted with pick 63 of round 2 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 10 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 1 out of 496 OC from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/6Lf4JeRywo #RAS #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/i7KMgOBKLA

— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) May 1, 2021


The moment Creed Humphrey became a Chief �� @creed_humphrey pic.twitter.com/Et1FSKOBvV

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 1, 2021

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BigRedChief 07:46 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Excellent pick.

yeah, but hes got short arms. 🤪
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staylor26 07:47 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by TwistedChief:
We filled needs with two solid non-reach picks in the late second round after giving up our late first to fill a crucial position with a 24-year-old 2-time Pro Bowler.

I'm not sure how the Chiefs could've done any better in this draft thus far.
Exactly :-)
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redhed 07:47 PM 04-30-2021
This is a fantastic pick, how the heck did he fall to us?!?
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MAHOMO 4 LIFE! 07:48 PM 04-30-2021

Andy Reid said Orlando Brown told the Chiefs to draft Creed Humphrey. Both players went to college at Oklahoma

— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 1, 2021

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Chiefspants 07:48 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by pugsnotdrugs19:
Mahomes is gonna have all day.
Hes gonna have time to change diapers back there
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tredadda 07:49 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by TwistedChief:
We filled needs with two solid non-reach picks in the late second round after giving up our late first to fill a crucial position with a 24-year-old 2-time Pro Bowler.

I'm not sure how the Chiefs could've done any better in this draft thus far.
It would have been tough. This team will have to sustain itself using this model. As long as we have Mahomes and Reid we won't be getting many high picks.
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Halfcan 07:49 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by kccrow:
This guy really should have been a 1st round pick. Best center in the draft. One of the top 4 offensive line talents, regardless of position, in the draft IMO. This kid is a ****ing STUD! How the **** he made it to 63 is almost mind-blowing, similar to Thornhill a couple of years ago.

I didn't get who I wanted, but I'm sure as **** happy with the picks today. An aggressive LB that can play downhill that we don't have on this team and a stud center... hooo boy
Creed will help with all the pressure Mahomes has been getting right up the middle.

Brett has re-built the entire O line and this was the Keystone. Great pic!
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tredadda 07:49 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by carcosa:
THAT WOULD MAKE ME... smile :-)
:-):-):-)
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Beef Supreme 07:50 PM 04-30-2021

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Kman34 07:50 PM 04-30-2021
Love this pick...Day one starter..
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POND_OF_RED 07:50 PM 04-30-2021
Love this pick. We now have training camp competition at C with Blythe and Creed, RG with LDT and Long, and RT with Remmers and Niang. We went from nothing at line to complete depth. They need to just make a Brett Veach jersey. I love this man.
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tredadda 07:51 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by MAHOMO 4 LIFE!:
That's a good sign about our long term prospects for signing Brown.
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Halfcan 07:51 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by Beef Supreme:
:-)
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RunKC 07:52 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by RunKC:
This guy is not going to be there in our 2nd . Just stop with that fantasy. A 65 320 lb OL putting number like this up isnt making it out of the top 50 at worst. Most likely top 40.

:-)
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Red Dawg 07:52 PM 04-30-2021
Originally Posted by RedinTexas:
I was pretty happy with the pick until I saw this.
He's just an OU homer. Wortheless as hell in very other regard.
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