Nov 22, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA Florida Gators offensive lineman D.J. Humphries (70) blocks during the second half against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 52-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
5. D.J. Humphries – Florida – 6’5″, 307 lbs – 33 5/8″ arms – 26 bench press reps
D.J. Humphries of Florida may be the best pure left tackle prospect in the 2015 draft class. He’s not a finished product yet, but has the upside to possibly become great. Humphries has three games available to watch at draftbreakdown, and I watched his 2014 games against Florida State and LSU.
When you watch Humphries in action you can definitely see why some scouts are really high on him. He has the athleticism to be a great pass blocker and plays with the attitude of a bully. The problem is that even in college he didn’t have the size and strength to actually be a true bully. Can he develop that strength? I don’t know. We’re still waiting to see if Eric Fisher can do it. Out of the three “athletic” tackles we’ve looked at so far (Ogbuehi, Fisher and Humphries), I think Humphries has the biggest upside but I do see some bust potential there as well.
Don’t just take my word for it……
From Dane Brugler’s Draft Guide:
"Still growing into his frame and needs to stay at a consistent weight (300-310 pounds), playing in the 280-290 pound range in 2014…functional strength is a work-in-progress … lacks the point of attack power to shock defenders in the run game, lacking the hand strength to latch-and-control"
Once again, if the Chiefs were looking for a pure left tackle in the first round I would strongly consider D.J. Humphries. However, if I’m looking for a physical mauler to be a bully at RT, I don’t think Humphries fits the bill. I’ll pass.