The KC Chiefs need to upgrade their offensive line this offseason and Creed Humphrey would help them do just that.
Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report put together an article where he listed every NFL team’s dream target in the 2021 NFL Draft. For the Kansas City Chiefs, he mentioned Creed Humphrey, a center from Oklahoma.
"General manager Brett Veach will likely use at least one of his early-round picks to rebuild the interior of the offensive line. The Chiefs need stability and immediate help in the trenches, which is why they should have their eyes on Creed Humphrey.According to PFF, Humphrey only allowed 28 quarterback pressures without a sack through his three seasons at Oklahoma. He has the strength to hold up at the point of attack, and his years of experience should allow him to adjust quickly in the NFL."
Humphrey is a name that Chiefs fans will probably see a lot as we inch closer to draft weekend. As Moton noted in the blurb above, he was very good at pass protection and that’s exactly what the Chiefs need.
Creed Humphrey is the exact kind of player the KC Chiefs are looking for.
Not only is Humphrey a solid player at his position, but the Chiefs have a strong need at that position. Austin Reiter is hitting free agency and while he wasn’t terrible during his two years as a starter in Kansas City, he might not be worth the asking price in free agency.
If that’s the case (and even if it’s not), Humphrey is a really good “backup plan”. He’d give the Chiefs a new starting center and the position would definitely be upgraded for sure. There’d still be questions about the two tackle spots, as Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz’s futures in Kansas City are still up in the air as of now.
If Humphrey was the pick at No. 31, the Chiefs line could look like (from left to right): Martinas Rankin, Nick Allegretti, Creed Humphrey, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and Lucas Niang. Left tackle is obviously the biggest question in this group, but the Chiefs could also look to address that in the draft.
Moton was definitely right about what kind of impact Humphrey would have in KC though. Here’s a player who was dominant at Oklahoma — a program known for having terrific offensive lines — and hopefully, he’d be able to bring that same dominance to the Kansas City Chiefs, who desperately need an upgraded offensive line.