2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: IOL Creed Humphrey

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As an Oklahoma native, Humphrey grew up as a lifelong fan of the Sooners. Going back to his childhood days of sitting in the living room with his family, they all used to gather around to watch the team compete on Saturdays. Outside of watching OU football, wrestling was Humphrey’s other addition. His father, Chad, attended Central Oklahoma where he was a three-time All-American. Creed started wrestling at the age of four and it is an area that’s helped him to this day. His older brother also has a diverse background on the mats, as he was an all-state selection. A product of Shawnee High School, Humphrey quickly climbed the rankings of the top prospects in the country. An all-state selection during his final season, signing with the Sooners was a surreal feeling after being a die-hard fan and cheering for the program growing up. After redshirting during his first season in Norman, he was named as the team's starting center prior to the following season (2018). At the center of the Sooners' offense front, he started 12 of 14 games. Humphrey was at the controls of the group that won the Joe Moore Award—the highest award in the nation given to the best offensive line in the country. After having some prior issues with it, Humphrey had left hand surgery (Jan. 2019). Prior to his redshirt sophomore campaign, he was named as one of four team captains.

Humphrey is a wide-bodied interior blocker that has a wealth of experience along the interior. With 37 career starts (36 straight), he’s been a three-year starter that’s been a key cog of one of the most explosive offenses in the country. As a left-handed center, he’s one of the few in the country. While being a limited athlete, he has the smarts of knowing how to use his frame, strength, and football IQ to his advantage. Hardly ever asked to exit outside of his parameters in the A-gaps, he’s quick to mark his territory and isn’t one to waste time jostling back and forth with interior defenders. In the right scheme, he has the chance to go on to eventually become a long-term starter in a power-centric offense that keeps his demands in short areas. He graduated with a degree in Finance (Dec. 2020). 

Ideal Role: Starting Center

Scheme Fit: Man/Gap/Power scheme

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