With the No. 63 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the KC Chiefs have addressed their offensive line further by selecting Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey.
This is the kind of pick that Kansas City Chiefs will look back on and be in awe of how this was possible. How was Creed Humphrey still on the board at the end of the second round? This guy was the best offensive lineman on a stacked Oklahoma o-line yet there he was, available for anyone to take.
The Chiefs didn’t let Humphrey get past them a second time, scooping him up at pick No. 63 and finding their center of the future. Yes, they signed Austin Blythe this offseason but he was only signed for one year so this doesn’t hurt anything. If Humphrey looks ready to go in 2021, Blythe becomes a depth piece. If Humphrey needs more polishing, Blythe can start. It’s that simple.
The Chiefs were embarrassed in the Super Bowl because their offensive line couldn’t protect Patrick Mahomes. A lot of that was due to injuries but no one outside of Kansas City cared about that excuse. To them, the Chiefs got beat because Mahomes had no time to throw and Tampa Bay made his night a living hell.
Creed Humphrey is going to be a terrific addition to the KC Chiefs’ o-line.
With this pick, the Chiefs have shown they’re serious about the o-line. They signed Blythe, Joe Thuney, and Kyle Long in free agency and traded for Orlando Brown prior to the draft. Now, Humphrey is joining the Chiefs and likely going to be their starting center down the line.
Humphrey is the kind of dog the Chiefs need along their o-line. Sam McDowell’s tweet above where he cites Pro Football Focus shows just how dominant Humphrey was during his time at Oklahoma and now he’ll be bringing that nastiness to Kansas City. I can’t get over how great of a pick this was for the Chiefs.
With their first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have gotten a top-notch tackling machine at linebacker in Nick Bolton and then added a ferocious center in Creed Humphrey. The Chiefs are serious about staying at the top of the pack.