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D.J. Humphries | Tackle

Team: Florida Gators
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 280

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NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein projects Florida T D.J. Humphries as a "solid NFL starter" at left tackle if he's coached into improving hand technique.
"Humphries relies on his superior athleticism and fist-fight mentality rather than an improved skill set and steady technique. He might always have an issue with being a leaner, but his hand placement should improve with more work and coaching," Zierlein wrote. "When he improves in that area, he could become a solid NFL starter on the left side." Humphries checks in as the No. 4 offensive lineman in the class, according to Zierlein's rankings. The analyst compares him to D'Brickashaw Ferguson. "What made me really take notice was the way he handled Shane Ray when they played. If you can block that guy, you can play in the league," an NFC scout in charge of the SEC told Zierlein. Mar 21 - 11:32 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Florida T D.J. Humphries is now the No. 23 overall prospect on Mel Kiper's Big Board.

He was previously unranked. "The first thing that jumps out about Humphries as a prospect are the feet," Kiper wrote. "He has really quick feet for a player this size and it gives him the ability to simply become a moving brick wall if you want to try to beat him with speed. He also has little bit of nastiness to his game and really likes to take on the challenge of a tough matchup." Humphries had a really good combine, with a superb forty (5.12), short shuttle (4.64), bench press (26 reps) and broad jump (8-8). Humphries (6-foot-5, 307 pounds) does come with health concerns. "If he can get better I'd start in the run game where he's not the classic mauler that some of the other guys in this draft (Scherff, Collins) can be in the run game," Kiper wrote. "But starting with a good base in pass protection makes him a solid prospect."
Mar 15 - 8:37 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries will have dinner with Panthers OL coach John Matsko on Tuesday.

Humphries is from the Charlotte area and the Panthers have a need at offensive tackle, so the link makes sense. Gil Brandt previously mentioned Humphries having a visit scheduled with Carolina. Some might raise an eyebrow at these words, but D.J. has already produced a solid pre-draft performance after gaining 20 pounds since the season, checking in at 307 lbs. Who knows if it change how much functional strength he plays with, but teams will like the weight gain no matter what.
Mar 10 - 10:53 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Florida T D.J. Humphries' "lower body athleticism" and "feet are awesome," but thinks he "still needs a lot of work."

The 6-foot-5, 307-pound Humphries is athletic and quick off the snap, and shows a ton of upside at the position. In order for him to reach his potential, he'll probably need to improve his hand placement at the next level to be successful. The Florida Gator is currently drawing interest from the Bucs, Browns, Chargers, Bengals and the Panthers.
Mar 9 - 2:27 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries has six visits lined up, according to NFL Media's Gil Brandt.

We aren't sure if these are on campus or in-house visits. Those teams: the Bucs, Browns, Chargers, Bengals and Panthers twice. Humphries is from the Charlotte area, and the team has an obvious left tackle need, so the connection makes sense. Humphries is reportedly up to 307 lbs after weighing 285 during the season.
Mar 7 - 12:27 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes Florida T D.J. Humphries is the best OL in the 2015 class.

"He has a chance to be a starting left tackle, Day 1, at the next level," Jeremiah began. "I don't know if I can say that about any other offensive lineman in this class. It's very deep, but he has the best feet of the bunch." Jeremiah did warn evaluators about Humphries game against Missouri where Shane Ray took it to him. Humphries showed up to the Combine about 20 pounds heavier than his playing weight. The major question is functional strength, as DJ can get blown back by speed to power. Footwork is great, but if balance and base is lost on first contact, offensive linemen have major problems.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 9:54 AM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Florida T D.J. Humphries "lacks anchor on bull rushes and isn't going to generate a lot of movement with his drive blocks."

"He's a smaller guy who has gotten bigger each year," the scout said. "He'll still need to continue adding weight and growth." Humphries, as expected, had a really good combine, with a superb forty (5.12), short shuttle (4.64), bench press (26 reps) and broad jump (8-8). Humphries, who measured 6-foot-5, 307 pounds at the official combine weigh-in, does come with health concerns. "Talented kid," another scout said.
Mar 1 - 9:25 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay notes that Scouts Inc. "really liked [Florida T D.J. Humphries'] movement skills" during tape study.

"He has the potential to develop into a starting left tackle in the NFL, but he doesn't fit for a power running team because he isn't a drive blocker," McShay wrote. "There's also some durability concerns with him. But his workout was very good, with a great 40 (5.12) and short shuttle (4.64) and above-average scores in the bench press (26 reps) and broad jumps (8-8). One measurement concern: His 33 5/8-inch arms are problematic for a left tackle prospect." Humphries also had a vertical jump of 31 inches. McShay believes Humphries would "make sense for the Eagles on Day 2, as they're looking for athleticism at the tackle position over size" and mentioned the Panthers as another possibility.
Feb 23 - 10:05 PM

NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis both believe Florida T D.J. Humphries will be the No. 1 left tackle in the draft.

They aren't necessarily calling Humphries the best overall offensive lineman, it should be noted. Jeremiah said Humphries, who measured 6-foot-5, 307 pounds at the official combine weigh-in, has "the best feet of any tackle in this draft class." Humphries ran a 5.12 second 40, a 4.64 20-yard shuttle, and had a vertical jump of 31 inches.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 2:36 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries received a "go back to school" grade from the advisory committee.

This is one that the committee got wrong and the player got right. In advising Humphries to return to the Gators, the committee was telling him that he wouldn't go in Round 1 or 2. Now, however, Humphries very clearly has a chance to go in Round 1, and there's almost no chance he falls out of Round 2. He told reporters that his "fluid athletic ability" sets him apart. Humphries has more than 20 team interviews scheduled at the combine in Indianapolis.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 20 - 9:32 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries has more than 20 team interviews scheduled at the combine in Indianapolis.

You won't get a clearer picture that a prospect's stock is rising. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline previously predicted that Humphries will "leave the combine with biggest bump in his draft stock." Humphries ranks No. 18 overall on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.
Feb 19 - 5:08 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah reports that Florida T D.J. Humphries checked in at 6-foot-5, 307-pounds at the NFL combine.

"Only thing keeping DJ Humphries from being my top OT in this draft was the unknown factor of his size. Checked in at 6'5 307. Works for me," Jeremiah tweeted. Originally Jeremiah had the Florida prospect as his No.2 rated tackle with a first round grade, behind Pitt's TJ Clemmings. It's safe to say, that Humphries should receive a bump up in Jeremiah's next rankings.
Feb 18 - 2:24 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries made his debut at No. 18 on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.

"He has a lean, narrow frame with excellent length. In the pass game, he is quick out of his stance and plays with excellent knee bend," Jeremiah wrote. "He has a sharp punch and rarely exposes his chest to defenders. He is smooth to redirect versus counter moves. He does have issues under-setting at times, which allows defenders to beat him on the edge. In the run game, he uses his athleticism to reach/cutoff but he doesn't generate a lot of power at the point of attack. Overall, Humphries lacks ideal girth and experience but he has a very high ceiling as an NFL left tackle because of his quickness, length and athleticism." Humphries is Jeremiah's No. 2 offensive tackle, behind only Pitt's T.J. Clemmings.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 1:42 PM

Florida T D.J. Humphries played the 2014 season at 280 pounds, according to Tony Pauline.

"Scouts believe Humphries is one of the most athletic tackles in this years class and holds as much upside as any of the top rated blockers," Pauline writes, adding Humphries is working with former Giants offensive lineman William Roberts during the draft process. The Gator tackle now weighs around 300 pounds.
Feb 16 - 1:38 PM

An NFC scout in charge of the SEC points to Florida OT D.J. Humphries' work against Shane Ray as proving the Gator can excel in the NFL.

"What made me really take notice was the way he handled Shane Ray when they played. If you can block that guy, you can play in the league," the scout said. Humphries was a top-20 recruit back in 2012, and is a toolsy prospect who struggled to remain healthy during his career. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Humphries could be a Round 1 pick, according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 13 - 1:08 AM